Purple Sandpipers Enjoy Warmth of Maine Winters

June 30, 2015 at 9:26 am

Can you imagine wintering in Maine just so you can enjoy a milder winter? Seems somewhat misguided, but for purple sandpipers whose summers are spent on the arctic tundra, Maine must seem balmy. [caption id="attachment_796" align="alignright" width="300"]snow-covered ledges like this provide a wintering home for purple sandpipers.</body></html>

Delano Wildlife Management Area

June 25, 2015 at 11:31 am

Delano Wildlife Management Area by Regional Wildlife Biologist Scott McLellan IMG_0631 The Delano Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located about 4 miles north of the town of Monson, along the eastern side of Route 6/15.  This 589-acre WMA wraps around Spectacle Pond, which is the only roadside pond vi

WHEP in Maine?

June 22, 2015 at 5:24 pm

WHEP logo greenI have been asked to serve as a wildlife biologist representing state agencies for the National Committee for the Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP), a 4H-based program to inform high school students about wildlife species, habitats, and management practices.  No doubt that I was nominated to this committee because

Help the Hellbender!

June 11, 2015 at 12:45 pm

Recently, I traveled to Indiana and spent time at my Alma Mater – Purdue University and visited with a former classmate and life-long friend Dr. Rod Williams. Rod is conducting some pretty interesting work with an endangered salamander – the Eastern Hellbender, also known as the Devil Dog.

On the Hunt for Heron Foraging Locations

June 5, 2015 at 6:25 am

[caption id="attachment_1277" align="aligncenter" width="879"]Photo series by Doug Albert. Photo series by Doug Albert.[/caption] We are looking for volunteers willing to scope out areas habitually used by foraging great blue herons in anticipation of a potential research project aimed at tracking adults with satellite transmitters.  By partnering w

Biological Bull’s Eye: Practice Makes Perfect with Dart Guns by Regional Wildlife Biologist Chuck Hulsey

June 3, 2015 at 10:26 am

A young bull moose enters a small Maine city.  It is confused and scared.  Refuge is found in an alley between two stores and he won’t leave. It appears healthy and non-threatening, but hanging around the side entrance of the store may not be good for business. Regional wildlife biologists are experienced and well trained in handling such situations and do so on a fairly regular basis.