IS THIS A DREAM OR COULD IT BE HEAVEN ?​
                                                        It's both!
                                       WELCOME TO MY WEB SITE! 

    This site was created because I love Groton  Pond.  I look upon the pond, as precious and dear. I spend time on this web site, just for the love of it.
     As a young child my parents brought me here and my heart and mind has never left since that time.  I hopethat my spirit will live on in this incredibly beautiful 
​place long after I am gone.  Some are extremely lucky to own a cottage, camp or live here year round. 
      For those of you who have visited the pond and stayed with Grandparents or camped with your folks or friends, this web site is for you too. Perhaps you haven't been here in years and are not able to come back.  This gives you a chance to visit at the touch of your finger tips . 
     Take this opportunity to reminisce.  Close your eyes for one moment and listen. Do you remember the soothing sounds of the peepers  or the lapping of the water on the shoreline,  perhaps the soft hooting calls of the loons or the hoot of an owl in the night .
     There is a certain feeling of intimacy that small ponds and lakes provide. To know every beach, the curve of every cove and shoreline, watch the birth of every spring and hear the rushing of it's life's blood as it races over the dam and travels boldly downstream, breathing new life into awaiting streams.  To watch the waters gently go to rest when winter lays down her quilt of white . How could one not feel a closeness and form an everlasting bond.
     Perhaps this site will stir something deep within to inspire folks. There is just something about this place for those of us who have spent time here, that we cannot forget.
​   All of us here are stewards of Groton Pond. We  respect our neighbors,  wildlife and nature.  "We care and take care". It is expected of anyone who comes to visit will do the same.

     Enjoy your visit.   Welcome to Groton Pond !

     ​Darlene Sprague

   D Smith
                       Don't Leave
​           There is much more to see !
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Remember When 
temps were all over the place....


     Deer on Ice
   ​Photo  Matt Coxen
DO YOU HAVE SOME INTERESTING PICTURES OR STORIES ABOUT THE POND THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?
I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU !

 darlenesprague@charter.net
July-August-September
      2015​-2016

ALMOST 100 DEGREES  
                         Meet Bob
       click on page of directory at bottom 
2016
 Ice went out on the 31st​  of March
a sighting of one loon on  April 2nd 
2017
The ice is out, Aprol 18th and  the loons have  returned ...

The following is a report regarding the necropsy of dead loon chick recovered from Groton Pond.  We ask folks to please listen when we say, "Please don't zip by them, slow down and go around !  "Give them a wide berth, they need our help. 
The words "fractured and shattered and massive blunt trauma " are chilling to say the least.  Read this report from Tufts and see results of how this chick died on this pond. This is the second documented boat hit. The results of what can happen and why some loons turn up dead are sad.
​ Volunteers care about loons and work hard to protect them so everyone can enjoy their beauty, and haunting calls of the wilderness. Thank you!


D Sprague photo
April 26 2016
It was the first day of the muzzle loader hunting season in December of 2014.  Matt Coxen was taken by surprise with a phone call from sharp eyed neighbor Barbara Edson,  who told him to grab his muzzle loader and look out the front window.  Matt was having his morning coffee at his home on Groton Pond.  What he saw was pretty exciting.Running across the newly frozen pond was a ten point buck in rut, pursuing a young doe .  He was able to take a few shots with his camera before they ran off and out of range.  Matt said the doe displayed no interest in her suitor.  Because the ice on the pond was thin , the bucks feet would break through the  ice at times when he ran.  It was just another one of those great days on Groton Pond.  Nice photos Matt.  Thank you for sharing your photos and story with us and thanks to  neighbor Barbara, for giving Matt the heads up. 
​Written by Darlene Spague as told by Matt Coxen
April 16 2017 
Mother nature at her best carved out an an ice burg shaped like a star on west shoreline for Easter Sunday....Photo Darlene Sprague



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    ~AT GROTON POND~
                                            created by
                                         Darlene Sprague​


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Hey Dude,  is this the way to Groton Pond, I'm lookin for Rt# 232 .... 

Adult Loon Attacks Chick

                                     ​​Photo Jim House

    Welcome spring and the change of the seasons
                                                        ~ 2017~​
Photo Elaine Magnum
SEE DIRECTORY FOR STORY
Standing Beaver
                                                 P hoto Darlene Sprague

​Photo  Bill Sprague
Photo's
A few of my favorite photos.  For more explore all the pages on the website.  If you love nature and wildlife, you will love this site          Darlene

   Loon Information
Photo Darlene Sprague
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REMEMBER  SIGN THE GUEST BOOK  WHICH WILL ALLOW YOU TO COME BACK AND VISIT ANY TIME.. 
 ​GUEST BOOK

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DIRECTORY   
CLICK ON ANY TITLE PAGE BELOW
Scroll all the way to the BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Photo Darlene Sprague
Photo D Sprague
Remember When 
temps were all over the place....


     Deer on Ice
   ​Photo  Matt Coxen
DO YOU HAVE SOME INTERESTING PICTURES OR STORIES ABOUT THE POND THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?
I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU !

 darlenesprague@charter.net
July-August-September
      2015​-2016

ALMOST 100 DEGREES  
2016
 Ice went out on the 31st​  of March
a sighting of one loon on  April 2nd 
2017
The ice is out, Aprol 18th and  the loons have  returned ...

D Sprague photo
April 26 2016
                  DO YOU LIKE LOONS?
 HELP  PROTECT THEM.... 
If you witness abuse, harassment or injuries please call one of the numbers listed below with information
​as soon as possible for assistance​ and thank you!
Warden Mark Schicktle        802 222 4680
    oon Biologist Eric Hanson      802 586 8064
    Loon Volunteer Darlene Sprague  802 584 3030

It was the first day of the muzzle loader hunting season in December of 2014.  Matt Coxen was taken by surprise with a phone call from sharp eyed neighbor Barbara Edson,  who told him to grab his muzzle loader and look out the front window.  Matt was having his morning coffee at his home on Groton Pond.  What he saw was pretty exciting.Running across the newly frozen pond was a ten point buck in rut, pursuing a young doe .  He was able to take a few shots with his camera before they ran off and out of range.  Matt said the doe displayed no interest in her suitor.  Because the ice on the pond was thin , the bucks feet would break through the  ice at times when he ran.  It was just another one of those great days on Groton Pond.  Nice photos Matt.  Thank you for sharing your photos and story with us and thanks to  neighbor Barbara, for giving Matt the heads up. 
​Written by Darlene Spague as told by Matt Coxen
April 16 2017 
Mother nature at her best carved out an an ice burg shaped like a star on west shoreline for Easter Sunday....Photo Darlene Sprague



Photo Darlene Sprague
 D Sprague Photo
D Sprague Photo
 D Sprague Photo
    ~AT GROTON POND~
                                            created by
                                         Darlene Sprague​


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Cottage by the pond
Photo Darlene Sprague​
Hey Dude,  is this the way to Groton Pond, I'm lookin for Rt# 232 .... 

Adult Loon Attacks Chick

                                     ​​Photo Jim House
Photo Elaine Magnum

​Photo  Bill Sprague
Photo Darlene Sprague

Photo Darlene Sprague
click arrows 
sounds of the loons and peepers