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Help Maine Audubon this #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

I hope you enjoyed a peaceful Thanksgiving! This year, I was especially thankful for the beautiful, wild places that make Maine such a great place to live, work, and play. Can you help us protect Maine’s special character by making a gift as part of the #GivingTuesday campaign? Your support helps Maine Audubon maintain eight wildlife sanctuaries across the …

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Action Alert: Take Action to Protect Maine’s North Woods from Scattered Development

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Important decisions will be made soon that will shape the path of development in areas of northern, western, and downeast Maine — including Maine’s North Woods. Let Maine’s Land Use Planning Commission know you don’t want them to weaken zoning laws by taking a few minutes to complete their survey. Loud voices are urging Maine’s Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC, …

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Explore with Maine Audubon

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Each Fall, Maine Audubon hosts a pelagic boat trip that leaves out of Bar Harbor in search of rare birds. Pelagic means “of the sea.” On this year’s trip, videographer Lincoln Benedict joined us to document the incredible experience of venturing out beyond our usual range to see exceptional and exciting wildlife. Explore with Us from …

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Farmers, Sportsmen, and Naturalists

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Greetings, November is the season of harvest, so it’s only appropriate that our November Speaker Series event will have an focus on Maine’s farmland. Amanda Beal, the new executive director of Maine Farmland Trust, will give a talk entitled “The Nexus of Conservation and Agriculture” in which she will outline the many environmental, social, and economic …

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Rufous Hummingbird visits Portland

Monday, October 31st, 2016

A frequent question I receive in the fall is: “When can I take my hummingbird feeders down?” I answered this a blog post in October 2014 by saying that most of our Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are gone by early October, however you should keep the feeders up later than that because it is October and November …

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Action Alert: Rally Against Proposed Anti-solar Net Metering Rules

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has proposed the most extreme anti-solar net metering rules in the country. We need your help to fight these changes! Please join us at a rally and public hearing at the PUC on Monday, October 17. What: Solar Rally and Public Hearing When: Monday, October 17, rally at noon, public …

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Birding Basics 2016

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Back by popular demand, in this lecture series we will spend a few weeks revisiting the basics of birding. This is the perfect opportunity for people newly interested in birding, novices needing a refresher, and even for ‘pros’ who want to learn something new. Every two weeks we will cover a different topic that is essential to …

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Fall Adventures with Maine Audubon

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Greetings, Fall is my favorite season, since it’s a time of such incredible changes — some subtle, some dramatic. I’ve been enjoying the autumn by getting out in the field and doing some bird watching. I recently had the remarkable experience of accompanying Laura Minich Zitske, a Maine Audubon wildlife biologist, and Elizabeth Goundie, a seasonal …

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Water Festival Intern

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

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 21th annual Southern Maine Children’s Water Festival is …

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MEDIA RELEASE: New fishing tackle regulations will protect loons from lead poisoning

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release October 3, 2016 Contact: Jeremy Cluchey, Director of Communications [email protected] 207-781-2330 x222 New fishing tackle regulations will protect loons from lead poisoning Sale of bare lead-headed jigs banned in Maine as of September 1, 2016 Lead poisoning has long been the leading cause of death for adult loons in Maine. …

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