Maine Audubon: Be on lookout for endangered species

Posted March 14, 2012, at 5 p.m.

FALMOUTH, Maine — Maine Audubon is looking for volunteers to be on the lookout for endangered species of wildlife.

Volunteers are being asked to survey roads in southern Maine this spring and summer to record sightings of dead and alive endangered species and other wildlife. They’ll enter their observations on Maine Audubon’s “Wildlife Road Watch” interactive website.

Biologists with Maine Audubon and the state’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will use the information to work with town planners and the state Transportation Department to come up with solutions to reduce the road risks for rare wildlife while improving conditions for drivers.

Species of particular interest include Blanding’s turtles, spotted turtles, black racer snakes and New England cottontails.

More information is available on the program’s website.

 

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