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Winter Wildlife Tracks

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Even when it seems like there is not much wildlife to see in the winter, there are often signs left behind of many of the animals that are active during the cold months. These signs, typically tracks, are usually more obvious in fresh snow so there should be some good opportunities this week to look …

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A Preview of the 2015 Maine Legislative Session

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Maine’s legislative session has begun and it’s game time for Maine wildlife. What happens in Augusta is even more important as we work to protect Maine’s wildlife against climate change impacts. There are numerous opportunities to work together to make improvements to existing protections for wildlife and habitat and to issue bonds to make critical …

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Red-bellied Woodpeckers on the Rise in Maine

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

I love getting calls from people when they have rare birds in their yard. There is nothing more exciting than spotting something unusual or seeing something for the first time. The Red-bellied Woodpecker is one species we have received a lot of calls about this winter – but they are not as rare as some …

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Field Trip Report: Gyrfalcon Chase!

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Our 2015 field trips are off to a great start! Last Saturday we held our second annual January is for FOYS (First of the Year’s Birds) Trip that tallied 51 species. And this morning we met to bird Back Cove in Portland. Unfortunately, the early morning temps were around 14 degrees F and expected to …

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Resolutions for Wildlife

Friday, January 9th, 2015

With a new year upon us, it’s time to refocus and reinvigorate our commitment to wildlife conservation. In 2015, Maine Audubon will do everything in its power to make Maine wildlife more resistant and more resilient to climate change. That means we’re going to be more aggressive than ever when it comes to protecting intact …

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Islandport Press and Maine Audubon Announce New Partnership

Monday, January 5th, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE                                                  For Immediate Release January 5, 2015 Contacts: Islandport Press Dean Lunt, Publisher info@islandportpress.com (207) 846-3344 Maine Audubon Michelle Smith, Communications Manager media@maineaudubon.org (207) 838-0511 Islandport Press and Maine Audubon Announce New Partnership Four-book children’s series to feature Maine wildlife stories A Snowy Owl Story will be released at Maine Audubon’s Winter Carnival on …

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Water Festival Intern

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

The Southern Maine Children’s Water Festival is a day of interactive learning about clean water, wetland ecosystems and the importance of stewarding Maine’s most rapidly renewable resource. Close to 670 4th, 5th and 6th grade students and their teachers from 13 area schools attend the conference. The 19th annual Southern Maine Children’s Water Festival is …

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Environmental Education Intern – Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

The environmental education intern leads educational programs on salt-marsh ecology at Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center (training provided). These 1.5-hour, hands-on nature explorations for groups of all ages are held Monday through Friday from May 1  to June 19. After June 12, the center is open to the public seven days a week, and the intern …

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The Christmas Bird Count: Hurray for Citizen Science!

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

One of the best things about my new job at Maine Audubon is that it has once again brought me close to people who are citizen-scientists.  I first witnessed the power of citizen science 25 years ago, when I became CEO of Trout Unlimited. At that time, hundreds of volunteers were gathering data on stream …

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Gifts for the Naturalist on your Holiday Shopping List!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

It’s December and that means one thing: the annual Christmas Bird Count! Well, maybe to birders that’s what it means, but for everyone else, it is a time for celebrating the holidays. Here are some gift ideas for the budding naturalist and nature lover in your life:  Sibley Birds, Second Edition The Sibley Guide to …

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