MDIFW Blog

Large numbers of Chilodonella on largemouth bass gills

MDIFW Fish Health Lab Case Study: Webber Pond Largemouth Bass Fish Kill, May of 2022

The recent fish kill of adult largemouth bass seen in Webber Pond is an example of a fish kill with natural causes exacerbated by stressors of seasonally low dissolved oxygen, excessive levels of common protozoan parasites and a pathogen specifically harmful to just one species of fish. 

gray treefrog

Mapping Maine’s Salamanders, Frogs, Turtles, and Snakes

Maine’s wildlife biologists rely on community members to share their observations, including you!

beaver with kit

Happy Mother’s Day!

It only takes a quick look into the animal kingdom to see that motherhood comes in many forms.

red-winged blackbird

Maine Bird Atlas Final Season

The Maine Bird Atlas is in the home stretch but there is a lot of work to be done in the final season! We’ll get there, block by block, but we need your help. This 5-year statewide project will guide Maine’s future bird conservation efforts, and every submission helps! 

New England cottontail release

New England Cottontails have returned to Scarborough Marsh Wildlife Management Area!

MDIFW’s restoration efforts for the New England cottontail rabbits (a State Endangered species) is a multi-faceted approach.

blue-spotted salamander

Why did the Amphibian Cross the Road?

The short answer is, to get to the vernal pool! Of course, there’s more to it than that, so here’s a bit more about vernal pools and why many amphibians are now on the move.

removing fencing from the doe

Team Effort to Help a Doe in Peru

Recently, a doe was seen with a cable cinched around her waist. There was concern that the cable could continue to tighten and affect her survival so we tried to see if we could intervene. 

McBrine Maine Game Warden of the Year

2021 Maine Game Warden of the Year

Maine Warden Service is pleased to announce Joe McBrine as the 2021 Maine Game Warden of the Year.

angler jigging through the ice

Tips from the Deputy Commissioner on Fishing with Dead Baitfish

Whether you’re new to winter angling or a seasoned pro, we have some tips for you!

snowshoe hare

Signs of Spring

In Maine, March is the perfect time to start taking a moment here and there to notice the changing wildlife sights, sounds, and smells around you.