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.  Ihopethat 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
    All Photo's and Video's  
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​           There is much more to see !
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July 2014
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" Freckles" 


DIRECTORY    ​CLICK ON ANY TITLE PAGE BELOW
"BUCKY THEBEEV"
 "0RE0"   GORGEOUS !
BILL

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DOWN BY THE DAM
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WHAT YOU HAVE JUST LOOKED AT IS ONLY A SAMPLE OF WHAT LIES WITHIN THE FOLLOWING LISTED PAGES BELOW. ​TAKE YOUR TIME, LOOK AT EACH PAGE AT YOUR LEISURE AND ENJOY !​​  COME BACK OFTEN, UPDATES AND NEW PHOTO'S WILL BE POSTED  AS TIME ALLOWS
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RAIL BED OF LEAVES
          Trees  light up the night
White Wing Scoter
         Remember When 


     It was the first day of the muzzle loader season in December., 2014.  Matt Coxen was taken by surprised 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.  A ten point buck in rut,  pursuing  a young doe that was running across the newly frozen pond.  He was able to take a few shots with his camera before they ran off.  Matt said the doe displayed no interest in her suitor.  The ice on the pond was thin and the bucks feet broke through at times when he ran.   It was just another one of those great days at Groton Pond . 
     ​ Nice shots Matt, thanks for sharing your pictures and story with us. And Barb, thanks for giving Matt the heads up call.                                                                                          (Written by Darlene Sprague)
     as told by Matt Coxen 2014​
     Deer on Ice
   ​Photo  Matt Coxen
AT GROTON POND
 CREATED
​BY
DARLENE SPRAGUE
2016 EDITION

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Darlene Sprague
Senior Moments
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STORY SEE DIRECTORY
DO YOU HAVE SOME INTERESTING PICTURES OR STORIES ABOUT THE POND THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE? LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU !
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August & September
          2015​

 Sunrise
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ALMOST 100 DEGREES  
                  Meet Bob
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  CHICKEN PIE SUPPER
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April 3, 2016
​from President of the La
ke Groton Assn O'reste Reader
 Ice went out on the 31s  of March a sighting of one loon on  April 2nd 2016 !    Let spring begin !  Thank you Rusty

Vt Loon Conservation Program
Report regarding the necropsy of dead loon chick recovered from Groton Pond, Sept 2015
People are NOT listening when we say, "Please don't zip by them, slow down and go around !  "Give them a wide berth, boaters are not paying attention "
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 our pond. This is the second documented boat hit.  Given the behavior of some boaters, and PWC users this is the results of what can happen and why loons turn up dead... 
If you care and witness
abuse take pictures and any Id info such as registration and any other inform
ation you can obtain that would be useful and call the authorities

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April 26 2016
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to hear loons

AROUND THE POND 
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                      LIKE LOONS
              HELP  PROTECT THEM
  If you witness abuse or harassment
          please call with information

Warden Mark Schicktle        802 222 4680
Loon Biologist Eric Hanson      802 586 8064
Loon Volunteer Darlene Sprague  802 584 3030
Pres Lake Groton Association
         ~ Rusty Reader​~
2016 
Night time visitor~Beaver~
    Photo Darlene Sprague
Is this #232 Lookin for Groton pond.....
*October 1, 2016
Groton Chicken Pie Supper  October 1st call Groton  Peter @  1-802-584-3020

More 2016 updates coming soon, keep checking back... I have a lot of new photos to post in September
​..All in good time ~ D
arlene

        ADULT LOON ATTACKS 6 WEEK OLD LOON CHICK
                                ON GROTON POND !

                Photo  Jim House .............. More photos to follow soon..........
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