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Get More From Our Naturalist on Instagram

Friday, May 8th, 2015
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This blog has become a great place for me to connect with Maine Audubon members and others by sharing some of my observations of nature. I always try to make the posts relevant to what is going on in the natural world at the time I am writing and I wanted to share another way that you can get some of this natural history information: Instagram.

Instagram was designed as a “simple way to capture and share the world’s moments.” I’ve started using this app to share photos of the flora and fauna that I encounter on Maine Audubon trips, bird walks or anytime I’m in the field.

You can download the app for free on any iOS (6.0 or later), Android (2.2 or later) or Windows Phone (8) and find our account: @maineaudubon. Also, you can view our Instagram page on the web at:

Here are a few photos I’ve posted recently:

common yellowthroat

This male Common Yellowthroat was one of the many warblers we’ve been seeing recently on our Warbler Walks at Evergreen Cemetery.

red maple flower

The red hue from all the maple flowers blooming recently has been gorgeous!

piping plover

This is one of the proud adults from Maine’s first Piping Plover nest of 2015.

crescent moon

I hope you enjoy the posts on Instagram. Please feel free to share your posts of flora, fauna or anything worth looking at with us by tagging us with @maineaudubon.



Doug Hitchcox Head Shot - please credit  M. Kathleen Kelly (1)Meet Doug Hitchcox, Maine Audubon Staff Naturalist

A Maine native, Doug grew up in Hollis and graduated from the University of Maine in 2011. Throughout college Doug worked at Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center and was hired as Maine Audubon’s staff naturalist in the summer of 2013, a long time “dream job.” In his free time, Doug volunteers as one of Maine’s eBird reviewers, is the owner and moderator of the ‘Maine-birds’ listserv and serves as York County Audubon board member and Secretary of the Maine Bird Records Committee.

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