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Wildlife Up Close: Dissecting Owl Pellets

Monday, November 16th, 2015
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Who would have thought that a wad of regurgitated indigestible hair and bones could be so fascinating? This may conjure flashbacks of a middle school science class, but if missed the opportunity, consider watching this video for a two minute lesson on owl pellets. 

- Doug

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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