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Out in the Field: Erik Heitmann

Posted on: Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Erik Heitmann is a citizen scientist with Maine Audubon’s Brook Trout Pond Survey program. This past summer, he visited a remote pond in northern Maine with his daughter, Eva, searching for the presence of native brook trout. Survey information collected by anglers will be used to help identify populations of brook trout to be eligible …

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Moving People to Action: Ruth’s Story

Posted on: Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Ruth has been a volunteer with Maine Audubon for more than five years. She helps out at Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center (SMAC) every Tuesday in the summer. In the colder months, she assists at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center by greeting visitors, answering the phones and responding to wildlife inquiries that come our way. A former …

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Out in the Field: Carol Gestwicki, Loon Counter for 30 Years

Posted on: Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Location: Five Kezar Ponds, White Mountains Foothills Years participating in loon count: 30 Why did you choose to become a Maine Audubon loon counter? We have always loved our loon family! We have had loons on the lake since the horsepower restriction of motorboats was reduced (10 HP) – that was in 1974. What do …

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Out in the Field: Dale Gardner, Loon Counter

Posted on: Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Location: Bennett Pond, Parkman Years participating in loon count: 10 How did you first hear about the loon count? I first learned about the count when I read an article in the Bangor Daily News I thought it sounded interesting – there are not a lot of people on Bennett Pond in the warmer months, …

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