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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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MEDIA RELEASE: Maine Audubon Celebrates Members at Peony Bloom & Ice Cream Social

Monday, June 1st, 2015

NEWS RELEASE  For Immediate Release June 1, 2015 Contact: Agata Ketterick, Membership Manager aketterick@maineaudubon.org (207) 781-2330 x232 Maine Audubon Celebrates Members at Peony Bloom & Ice Cream Social Maine Audubon will hold their annual Peony Bloom & Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, June 16, from 5 to 7 pm. The annual celebration recognizes the organization’s Peony Circle …

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Action Alert! Free LMF Funds and Improve Stream Crossings

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Next week, the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee is holding public hearings on two very important bond bills – LD 1248, a bill to fund the Land for Maine’s Future program, and LD 1069, a bill to fund new and improved stream crossings. While the bills are before the Appropriations Committee, it’s essential that committee members and leadership …

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Action Alert! Take a Stand Against Solar Rollbacks

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

You may heard about the batch of bad bills the Governor just proposed: bills that attack solar power, other renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and steal money from the Bureau of Parks and Lands. How You Can Help: Today, there is a public hearing on the worst of these bills (LD 1400 and LD 1397) Please send an email …

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