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Action Alert! Speak up for Wildlife: Tell Congress You Support a National Park in Maine

Monday, July 27th, 2015

We need your help in creating a new National Park and Recreation Area. Please contact your Congressional delegation members today.Landowner Elliotsville Plantation, Inc. has offered to donate up to 150,000 acres east of Baxter State Park to the National Park Service to create a National Park and Recreation Area. But Maine’s congressional delegation must introduce …

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Coldwater Fish in the Summer Heat

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

It was one of those infernally hot summer days, when the air anywhere away from the coast was stifling. I didn’t really want to get into the car, but I convinced myself to take a short drive for the chance to ward off the heat by standing in a well-shaded stream. After rigging up a …

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How to see a Little Egret

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Birding has many interesting aspects. Birds offer plenty of exciting opportunities for discovery — from learning to the basics of identification to exploring the migratory timing or even just admiring them from your window. One of the most exciting aspects for me, is finding a rare bird. On June 8, I was lucky enough to find …

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Fall is upon us…

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Although the summer solstice — the “first day of summer” — was on June 21st, to some birds that may have been the first day of Fall. All of the shorebirds we see in Maine are migratory. Some of them migrate to Maine for the winter (Purple Sandpipers) while some come here just to breed …

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Less Lawn

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Last week, Bringing Nature Home author Doug Tallamy spoke at Maine Audubon. His message was simple and straightforward.  Each of us has an opportunity to improve habitat for wildlife, beginning in the back yard. Tallamy showed how removing non-native and restoring native vegetation can pay huge dividends for wildlife. No one who attended his talk …

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The Subadult Twitchers’ 2015 Bird-a-thon Recap

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

The 2015 Bird-a-thon is complete! This is the second year of participation by our team, the Sub-adult Twitchers, which formed last year as an attempt to involve a team of [mostly] youth birders. This year we were able to beat our past record but still fell short of our competitors, the Mighty Marsh Muckers. Below …

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Action Alert! Help Release the Land for Maine’s Future Bonds

Friday, June 19th, 2015

The Governor is holding the Land for Maine’s Future bonds hostage as a political bargaining chip. Recently, both the House and Senate voted by over two-thirds in favor of LD 1378, as amended, a bill that would require the Governor to release voter-approved bonds unless there are legitimate, non-political reasons for holding them.The Governor has made clear he …

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MEDIA RELEASE: Volunteers Needed for Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center

Monday, June 15th, 2015

NEWS RELEASE  For Immediate Release June 15, 2015 Contact:Linda Woodard smac@maineaudubon.org 207-883-5100 Volunteers Needed for Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center Maine Audubon seeks help on a variety of projects in support of Maine’s largest salt marsh  SCARBOROUGH – Maine Audubon is looking for volunteers ages 14 and up to help with a variety of tasks at the Scarborough …

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Of Birds and Brookies

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Two weeks ago, Maine Audubon trustee Sandy Buck and I took a short trip into the woods north of Baxter Park.  We wanted to check in on Maine’s forest songbirds and brook trout, and we wanted to do that in a place that is as close to an undisturbed habitat as can be found anywhere …

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Action Alert! Protect Maine from Mining Pollution. Urge Legislators to Oppose LD 750.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

We need your help again to defeat weak mining rules, which are coming to the full Legislature any day! Please contact your legislators now and urge them to vote “Ought Not to Pass” on LD 750!Last year, thanks to you and thousands of people statewide, the Maine Legislature overwhelmingly defeated bad mining rules that would have allowed dangerous mines near some …

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