Maine Amphibian & Reptile Atlas Project Final Year
April 18, 2023 at 6:18 pm
Accurate mapping of reptiles and amphibians is a challenge, but community scientists can make important contributions through the Maine Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project (MARAP).
So, You Want to Be a Wildlife Biologist?
March 17, 2023 at 9:48 am
While the reward for this career is high for those who love it, not all can hack the demands of the job.
Excitement is Building as the Heron Observation Network Enters Year 15!
March 16, 2023 at 9:33 pm
Our 2022 results show a slight increase in the number of nesting pairs of great blue herons in Maine, the first time since 2015. We are gearing up for our 15th year of monitoring heron colonies with the help of so many AMAZING volunteers. We will also be conducting an aerial survey to bolster our numbers and hopefully find some new colonies. Spring is coming!
Tips for Tracks
January 27, 2023 at 3:21 pm
Winter is the best time to learn to identify and interpret wildlife sign. Here are some tips to get started.
Strategies for the Snowy Season
December 2, 2022 at 11:22 am
As the days get shorter, temperatures drop, and snow begins to fall, how do you plan to spend the winter? Just like people, wildlife uses several winter survival strategies.
Fired Up about Conservation
October 5, 2022 at 3:08 pm
The first Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) to be held in the Northeast brought collaboration, mentorship, outreach, and fire to the sandplain grassland of Kennebunk Plains Wildlife Management Area. Prescribed burns are tactically designed with two main objectives: restore ecosystem function and decrease uncontrollable wildfire risk.
Assessing Heron Nesting Activity in Fall: No Herons? No Problem!
September 15, 2022 at 2:30 pm
We visited the island where our GPS-tagged great blue heron, Mariner, nested this past summer. Even without any herons still using the nests, we used other clues to determine which nests were active.
Wading for Wood Turtles
August 3, 2022 at 4:32 pm
MDIFW Biologists conduct wood turtle surveys to verify and track occurrences of the Species of Concern, improve knowledge of habitat use and home range, and effectively map them for conservation planning.
Deceive a Beaver, Save a Beaver
August 2, 2022 at 11:32 am
To learn more about the biology and ecology of beavers, and ways to live with them, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW), The U.S. Department of Agriculture (UDSA) -Wildlife Services, and the town of Dixmont partnered and held a training, open to those who might have direct or direct involvement with beaver conflicts, to demonstrate the best ways to live with beaver.
The Art and Science of Aerial Insectivores
July 22, 2022 at 2:53 pm
Eating bugs for breakfast is an important job! Aerial insectivores navigate complex habitats with athleticism, artistry, and grace. How do they do it?
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