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Chapter Research Grant - Award Winning Presentation

Luke Douglas, a master’s degree candidate in Forest Resources at the University of Maine, was the 2019 recipient of the chapter’s Inez Boyd Environmental Research Award (IBERA). Luke was scheduled to present the findings of his research project, focusing on rusty blackbird habitat in the industrial forests of northern NH and Maine, at our 2020 Annual Meeting. Since the Annual Meeting had to be canceled due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s stay-at-home order, Luke has produced a video presentation of his first research season. Check it out! Luke’s research advisor is Professor Amber Roth, Ph.D. Watch the Rusty Blackbird Presentation

Spring Birding Sweepstakes.

You Could Be a Winner!!

The Game: To participate in the Spring Sweepstakes, bird any of Bangor’s BBAs (Best Birding Areas) and submit your list to our, now famously entertaining, Penobscot Valley Audubon Facebook Page.

All entries accepted, nay encouraged. Enter bird, butterfly, flower, tree, dragonfly, damselfly, and nice beetle lists, and most anything you find of interest. (Please omit any mention of, ugh, black flies.) Photo entries encouraged, even fuzzy portraits of really distant little brown birds, or any color really.

Special Prizes, and also Amazing Prizes! To Winners! Just imagine, you could be a winner too! Winners selected almost daily!

Bangor’s Best Birding Areas (Here's a CHECKLIST -alpha sort and a CHECKLIST -taxonomy sort for all areas.)

Bangor City Forest and Orono Bog Boardwalk, off Stillwater Avenue
Buck Hill Conservation Area, end of Mutton Lane off US Route 2 in Veazie
Caribou Bog Conservation Area, end of Forest Avenue in Orono
Essex Woods, end of Watchmaker Road off Essex Street
Fields Pond Audubon Center, Fields Pond Road, Holden
Indian Trail Park, North Main Street, Brewer
Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, State Route 43 in West Old Town and Alton
Kenduskeag Stream Trail, off Valley Avenue
Leonard Mills, Government Road, Bradley
Maine Technology Park, Godfrey Road, Orono
Mt. Hope Cemetery, State Street
Northeast Penjajawoc Preserve, end of pavement on Kittredge Road
Saxl Park, off State Street
Stillwater River Trail, Bennoch Road in Orono
University of Maine, ornamental gardens and Corn Field Loop, off Rangeley Road, Orono
Walden-Parke Preserve, end of Tamarack Trail off Essex Street
West Penjajawoc Grasslands,(aka Strawberry Fields), end of Fox Hollow Lane off Essex Street

Membership in Maine Audubon not required, but really you should consider joining, to enter the Spring Sweepstakes. Judges’ decisions are arbitrary and often capricious, which is why all entrants will receive a prize. Only one prize per person per week, but maybe more if we have extra prizes. Which is possible…but then all things are possible when you really think about it. Just sayin’. Please maintain social distancing.

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Penobscot Valley Audubon Newsletter

The Penobscot Valley Chapter publishes its programs, field trips, and articles quarterly in Natural Selections. It is mailed automatically to Maine Audubon members in the PVC area, and to anyone outside the area who wishes to join the chapter when joining or renewing membership through Maine Audubon. Click here to read the latest newsletter »