"Your presentation about the loons and your story of 'Grapenut' enthralled the audience. Of all our live events, this summer, yours drew the biggest crowd! We’d love to have you come back next year!”
Lecture Series Coordinator
Loon Center, Moultonborough, NH
Ever hear that haunting and eerie sounding call of a loon on a lake? Doesn’t it send shivers down your spine? Want to know what loons are really communicating to each other and learn more fascinating behaviors about these elusive aquatic birds?
Learn from an expert in the field and his little loon mascot, Grapenut! John Rockwood The Loon Man NH is a Common Loon educator, author, naturalist, and professional nature photographer. Grapenut is a real loon chick/juvenile who adopted John into his loon family and shared all his young and incredible growing stages with him for two seasons. Learning to fly, catching prey , playing hide and go seek and riding on his parents backs, are just some of the loon behaviors young Grapenut displayed to John from the time he was 4 days old in the summer until the time he fledged in late fall, as a juvenile. Grapenut is just part of the presentation on the Life Cycle of Loons.
A spectacular and very entertaining multi-media Narrated Loon Nature Show, filled with stunning close up Loon Video clips and Loon photos by Professional Photographer, John Rockwood. His shows are chock full of amusing anecdotes, with a great deal of factual information woven into his storylines. John's shows resonate very strongly with his various audiences. They deeply respond to his passion for appreciating, understanding and most importantly, for respecting Loons. John is also very dedicated to helping to protect Loons and collaborates closely with the staff at Loon Preservation Committee as a volunteer to support their mission. http://www.loon.org/assets/pdf/47551_SUMMER4c.pdf (pages 10,11)
Presented in an entertaining and informative format that captures audiences, hearts, minds, and engages his listeners, this is the recipe for John's popularity as a lecturer. John's credits include Common Loon Expert, Educator, Author, Naturalist, Professional Nature Photographer.
John currently presents at Audubon Centers, the Loon Center, Nature Centers, libraries, assisted living and retirement communities, schools and is available for other venues as well in New England.
Mr. Rockwood has had numerous photos published in Birds & Blooms and Natural New England Magazines. The March 2009 issue of Birds & BloomsExtra contains his photos “Nesting in Harmony".The November 2008 issue of Birds & BloomsExtra contains his photos “A Date With An Egret”. The September 2008 issue of Birds & BloomsExtra contains an excerpt of his book ( Available April 2009) "Adventures with Grapenut" about a Loon Chick, John chronicled during the 2007 season. His “Loon Pair” photo was published in The Best of Birds and Bloom2007 book. John also won the 2004 Auburn, NH Photo contest with his favorite picture, “Nesting Loon”.
4 day old Grapenut!
Margret and H.A. Rey Center hosted an photo exhibit with some of John's favorite Loon photos February-March 2010.
The Society for the Protection of NH Forests hosted an exhibition of the Wildlife Photography of John Rockwood September 1-30, 2009
His wildlife photos were the featured Summer exhibit at the NH Loon Center for 2005-2014. Returning to exhibit for Summer 2015.
Mr. Rockwood was a guest presenter for the NH Loon Center’s 2005-2014 Summer Nature Talks series. He will be back for 1 show in the 2015 Summer Nature Talks series.
The Joppa Flats Audubon Center hosted an exhibition of the Wildlife Photography of John Rockwood, September - November 2008.
The Harris Center featured John's photos and slide show in April 2008.
His photos and slide show were the feature exhibit at the McLane Audubon Center in Concord April - May 2007.
The Massabesic Audubon Center hosted an exhibition of the Wildlife Photography of John Rockwood, November - December 2005 and May - June 2009.
Mr. Rockwood’s photographs are available through the Loon Center and Audubon Center gift shops.
See more of Mr. Rockwood’s photography by visiting his web site at: