Community Science

Four Lessons I Learned from Working with Piping Plovers this Summer

Hello! I’m Emma Sloan, a biologist with Maine Audubon’s Plover Crew. We have spent this summer protecting the endangered Piping Plover along 22 beaches in southern Maine. As a new graduate and new resident of Maine, I have learned so much through this work. So, before the season ends, I wanted to …

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Nanotagging Monarch Butterflies — Very, Very Carefully — at Fields Pond

Once inside the front door of the Nature Center, summer visitors to the Fields Pond Audubon Center have been greeted by a display of Monarch Butterflies.  Beginning as either eggs or small caterpillars, we collected these from the plethora of milkweed plants that grow all around the Nature Center.  …

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It’s Mayhem: Maine Audubon is busting out all over

In the same way that blossoms started to unfurl and migratory birds began to appear, so too did restless Maine Audubon staffers, tentative at first, and then all at once in a glorious riot of activity.  May was the busiest month we’ve seen in ages, in terms of our interaction with the public. …

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