Whether and how forests adapt to climate change may be as much about animals as trees.
By Brandon Keim, January 8, 2020
When we think of future forests and wonder whether beloved, ecologically important tree species will cross the chasm of climate change, consider that resilience might come from an unexpected place: squirrels and their kin.
by Cleo Barker, November 2019
The sun crests the tops of spruce and fir trees, the muted gray of dawn giving way to a bright, cloudless day in the mountains of western Maine. The sweet, warbling notes of a Bicknell’s thrush welcome the new day.
by Leela Stockley, September 9, 2019
One of our favorite things to do with our smartphones, taking pictures of nature and the beautiful wildlife that we encounter every day, can now contribute to research on the travel habits of monarch butterflies.
By George Smith, July 18, 2019
Maine is home to 35,000 male turkeys according to our Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The department has been banding hundreds of turkeys to help them come up with an estimate of the state’s total population of turkeys.
June 25, 2019
ORONO — Preserving a range of different personality types within small mammal populations is critical for maintaining the key ecosystem function of seed dispersal, according to University of Maine researchers.
By earth Touch News, June 5, 2019
Maine resident Daniel Wadleigh was scouting for new fishing spots in the Great North Woods recently when he happened upon a pair of Canada lynx working out some issues in very vocal fashion.
May 21, 2019 by Ruth Grierson on Columnists, Lifetstyle, Nature
There were surprises in the wood pile this week! Some family members discovered some interesting inhabitants one day. Several redbelly snakes have apparently been calling this pile their home or at least a refuge. We have only five species of snakes living here and three species of turtles because of our colder temperatures in the winter.
Maintaining current hunting regulations for ruffed grouse will help ensure sustainable population management in the state, according to a new University of Maine study.
July 19, 2018
A team of University of Maine researchers has been awarded $1.17 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop and test land management practices to protect Maine forest workers from exposure to tick-borne diseases.