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Brittany King holds a ruffed grouse before it's measured, tagged and fitted with a radio collar on Sept. 10 at the midcoast Maine survey site.

Word from the Woods: State seeking more grouse data

By John Holyoke on Sept. 17, 2014, at 11:29 a.m.
Come the first of October, many Maine hunters will turn their attention to ruffed grouse — or, as many call ’em, “partridge.” Interesting fact: Maine hasn’t done a whole lot of research on the iconic game bird, focusing instead on species that are less plentiful, and in more jeopardy. That’s …
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Monarch at Bar Harbor  9/15/14

Monarch at Bar Harbor 9/15/14

By Larry Pile on Sept. 17, 2014, at 11:17 a.m.
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Bike & Hike in Knox

By swlamaine on Sept. 17, 2014, at 10:23 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance, Knox Town Office at 10 Abbott Road, just off Rte. 137, Knox, Maine For more information: 207 589 3230; swlamaine.org On Saturday, September 27, Peter Millard of Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance will lead a combined bike …

Joys and challenges of being a Maine environmental steward

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Sept. 17, 2014, at 10:09 a.m.
Julie Winzler, Maine Conservation Corps environmental steward of the Bigelow Preserve, talks about her job maintaining public campsites and teaching the public how to responsibly enjoy the wilderness.
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Lincoln photographer’s fox book perfect for kids

on Sept. 17, 2014, at 9:35 a.m.
Thanks to that viral internet video, we all now know what the fox says. What we might not have known (until now) is “What do Baby Foxes Do?” Luckily, a Lincoln photographer can help us with that: That’s the title of a children’s book he recently published, and it’s full …
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Taking care of 36,000 acres no easy task

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Sept. 17, 2014, at 8:39 a.m.
“I don’t know what that is,” said Julie Winzler, eyeing a charred piece of trash before dropping it in a bag. Leaning over a fire pit, she continued to pluck out bits of tinfoil and beer cans. It may not be glamorous, but as environmental steward of Bigelow Preserve, it’s …
A herd of bison graze in Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming in this file photo taken June 20, 2011. Wildlife conservationists petitioned the Obama administration on Monday to halt the practice of killing bison from Yellowstone National Park, sometimes by the hundreds, to prevent the spread of disease to cattle that graze on neighboring land in Montana.

Yellowstone to cull 900 bison to ‘stabilize’ famed herd, prevent spread of brucellosis

By Laura Zuckerman, Reuters on Sept. 16, 2014, at 9:16 p.m.
Yellowstone National Park plans to reduce its bison population this winter by as many as 900 head, or a fifth of the herd, by killing off those animals that stray from the park in what would be the largest such culling in seven years, the park’s wildlife chief said on …
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Stars Over Katahdin – Katahdin Woods & Waters Recreation Area

By Ian Grady on Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:38 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Katahdin Woods & Waters Recreation Area, Meet at Sandbank Campsite, T3R7, Maine For more information: 207-852-1291 ; KatahdinWoods.org Who: Katahdin Woods & Waters Staff, Astronomer and teacher Bill Rixon, Walter Anderson of the International Appalachian Trail and you! What: Stars …
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Downeast Salmon Federation needs volunteers to help clip salmon fins.

Volunteers needed to help clip salmon fins

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 1:52 p.m.
EAST MACHIAS, Maine — The Downeast Salmon Federation is looking for volunteers to help with their 2014 fin clipping effort from Sept. 22 into October, at the East Machias Aquatic Research Center. The DSF is raising 150,000 juvenile Atlantic salmon at EMARC as part of an ongoing restoration stocking effort …
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1-minute hike: Essex Woods in Bangor

on Sept. 16, 2014, at 11:36 a.m.
Difficulty: Easy. The main trails are wide, gravel and mostly smooth, making much of the trail network accessible to off-road strollers and wheelchairs. How to get there: To reach the main entrance, start at the intersection of Stillwater Avenue and Essex Street in Bangor. Drive 0.7 mile on Essex Street …

1-minute hike: Essex Woods in Bangor

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Sept. 16, 2014, at 11:27 a.m.
BDN reporter Aislinn Sarnacki explores the trails of Essex Woods in Bangor and discovers some local wildlife on Sept. 14, 2014.
White-tailed deer in the corn.

Deer in the corn highlights photo safari

By Dave Small on Sept. 16, 2014, at 9:50 a.m.
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UNITY, Maine -- The Waldo County Trails Coalition will lead three foliage hikes 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Sept. 27, and Oct. 11 and 18, beginning at Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, 93 Main St., in Unity Village.

Waldo County Trails Coalition to do foliage hikes

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 9:14 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, 93 Main St., Unity For more information: 207-877-5880 UNITY, Maine – The Waldo …

Researcher killed by bear in Wyoming wilderness

By Laura Zuckerman, Reuters on Sept. 16, 2014, at 8:39 a.m.
A Utah man who disappeared earlier this month while conducting research for the U.S. Forest Service in the Wyoming wilderness was killed by an attacking grizzly or black bear, authorities said on Monday. The body of Adam Stewart, 31, of Virgin, Utah, was found on Friday in rugged mountainous terrain …
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A Guides Day Off

on Sept. 16, 2014, at 5:53 a.m.
As you know I am owner of www.maineflyfish.com and head guide at www.mainefishingadventures.com. But I also work 50 hours a week at UPS, so I have very limited time off. You would think on my day off from it all, I would get caught up on chores or just relax …
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10th annual rod and gun club auction

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 15, 2014, at 3:12 p.m.
BUCKSPORT, Maine — The Bucks Mills Rod and Gun Club’s 10th annual auction will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 11, at the club, 359 Bucks Mills Road. Doors open at 11 a.m. and bidding starts at noon. Tools, hunting equipment, Adirondack chairs, gift certificates to local restaurants, campgrounds and …
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Night Walk

By Holly Twining on Sept. 15, 2014, at 12:43 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Road, Holden, ME For more information: 2079892591; maineaudubon.org/events/night-walk-4/ Fall evenings at Fields Pond are magical. Bundle up and join us for a guided exploration of the nocturnal world that most of us never …
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Nature Journaling with a Sense of Wonder

By Holly Twining on Sept. 15, 2014, at 12:39 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Road, Holden, ME For more information: 2079892591; maineaudubon.org/events/nature-journaling-with-a-sense-of-wonder/ Our writing journey at Fields Pond begins with meditative exercises to open our senses. We will explore the fields, forest, and shoreline for signs of …
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Bag End Suri Alpacas Open to the Public

By Jill McElderry-Maxwell on Sept. 15, 2014, at 12:32 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Bag End Suri Alpacas of Maine, LLC, 226 Snakeroot Rd, Pittsfield, Maine For more information: 207-660-5276; bagendsuris.com BAG END SURIS WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN 
NATIONAL ALPACA FARM DAYS On September 27th and …
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Discussion on bear hunting on Oct. 8

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 15, 2014, at 12:09 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Bath City Hall, 55 Front St., Bath BATH, Maine — Friends of Merrymeeting Bay will begin its 18th year of a winter speaker series with “Question 1: A Panel Discussion on Bear Hunting” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Bath …
 
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