WEASELS OF MAINE (rescheduled from October 2017)

  • Friday, Mar 16, 2018 7:00am – 8:30am
  • Fields Pond Audubon Center
  • Free
  • Cory Mosby, wildlife biologist and mustelid specialist for Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

There are six species of weasel (Mustelidae) that breed in Maine, ranging in size from the long, sleek river otter to the tiny short-tailed weasel. None are listed as rare or endangered in our state. Yet many Mainers who spend considerable time outdoors have never seen a mustelid in the wild, although it’s easy to find their distinctive tracks in winter. All weasels are shy, solitary, largely nocturnal carnivores with reputations for being fearless, ferocious, and bloodthirsty: they will kill more prey than they can eat, and cache the rest for later. Cory Mosby, wildlife biologist and mustelid specialist for Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, will present a fascinating program that explores the facts, fiction, and confusing nicknames for these widespread, relatively abundant Maine mammals that are often so very hard to spot.