June 20th, 2014 2:46 PM
As you may or may not recall, No. 1 son now resides in the great state of Maine with his sweetheart Sabrina and their two dogs – Sue and Dakota.
Together, they have settled on the banks of Stillwater River, a branch of the nearby Penobscot River. They now call Old Town home and live a stone’s throw downstream from the legendary Old Town Canoe factory.
Not far from there are the city limits of Orono – home of the flagship campus for the University of Maine. There our son Erik now occupies an office in the Department of Wildlife Ecology as an associate professor. Sabrina, by his side, is finishing her doctorate in wildlife ecology.
August 7th, 2013 3:29 PM
Biologists have known for a long time that Maine’s vernal pools are important breeding grounds for amphibians. But even after decades of study, the pools that are raucous with frog calls in early spring and dry by late summer are still revealing their secrets. Now, researchers are studying one of their lesser-known denizens. Murray Carpenter reports.
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July 11th, 2013 9:30 AM
Armed with $5.5 million in funding, U.S. conservationists are trying to protect four ‘resilient landscapes’ as ecological strongholds in the face of global warming.
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July 11th, 2013 8:42 AM
Vernal pools in Maine are an important breeding spot for one amphibian in the spring. And now, a University of Maine researcher is leading a study to keep these bodies of water protected for the Blue Spotted Salamander.
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June 10th, 2013 11:08 AM
YORK, Maine — Signs are up in York, South Berwick and Wells warning motorists to be aware of turtles — slowly — crossing the road.
Motorists encountering the turtle warning signs are encouraged to reduce their speed. Late May through July is the critical time for female turtles to cross roads to get to nesting areas, according to Caroline Hailey, a spokeswoman for Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.
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