Loon: Greet the Morning

Baby loon imitates its parent as they raise their wings to greet the morning
Loon: Greet the Morning

Minnesota State Bird: Loon

Is there anything so haunting as the tremolo of the loon, or so lonely as its wail? There is nothing more evocative of Minnesota’s wilderness than the keening cries of a loon across a mirror-still lake at dawn.

The state bird of Minnesota and provincial bird of Ontario, the Great Northern Loon is beloved by the people who live in its territory, be it today or in centuries gone by. The Loon has featured prominently in Ojibwe culture: not only are stories of the loon part of oral tradition, but the Loon Clan is one of the seven original clans of the Ojibwe, and the Loon was of the most well-known constellations (comprised of the Little Dipper with the North Star as the tip of its tail).

Original for sale at Night Art Gallery/Swedish Gift Store in Lindstrom, MN

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