A very interesting and informative presentation about an iconic symbol of the Adirondacks, the common loon, was provided at today's meeting by Jennifer Denny. Communications-Education Coordinator for the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation https://www.adkloon.org  From the ACLC's website: Common Loons are a Species of Special Concern in New York State and are protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Their populations face numerous threatss, including environmental mercury pollution, shoreline development, fishing line entanglement, lead poisoning from ingestion of toxic fishing tackle, and human disturbance.   Loons live 20-30 years, and are fish-eating birds at the top of the aquatic food web. They are a signature species for understanding environmental quality and the health of aquatic ecosystems on a regional and global scale.