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The Piscataquis County Conservation District’s Wood Duck Workshop is this Saturday!

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Wood Ducks in the Wetland in Wintertime

The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Wood Duck Workshop is this Saturday, March 15 and we welcome individuals, families and groups to join us for this special winter workshop! The new fallen snow will make the conditions perfect for venturing out onto the local wetland to learn about the nesting ecology of wood ducks, hooded mergansers, and golden eyes! These beautiful birds nest in wetlands, and once endangered, have made a comeback over the past several years, in large part due to the nesting boxes that landowners have set out in wetlands.

This is a two-part workshop – a classroom session followed by a field demonstration, and is an ideal workshop for anyone interested in wetland ecology. The workshop will start at the Dover-Foxcroft USDA Service Center at 9:00AM with a learning session led by Gordon Moore, Piscataquis County District Forester and Scott McLellan, Assistant Wildlife Biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and then we will trek out to the wetland for some exploration! So, bring your friends and family, and join us this Saturday, for an expedition on the last weekend of winter! We are all probably happy to have this winter come to end, and a great way to do so would be to join us for the Wood Duck Workshop. Snow shoes are strongly recommended!

Please email us at or call us at 564-2321, Extension 3 to pre-register. There is a $10.00 suggested donation, which will also enter you in our drawing to win a free wood duck box kit! For the best way to keep up with information about our free and affordable, family-friendly programs, please “like” and follow us on Facebook –