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Cavity-Nesting Waterfowl

Wildlife Biologist Keel Kemper banding a wood duck from a nestbox
Wildlife Biologist Keel Kemper banding a wood duck from a nestbox
Posted June 13, 2012, at 3:21 p.m.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 12 p.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Road, Camden, Maine

For more information: Toni Goodridge; 207-236-2239; merryspring.org

Wildlife biologist Kendall Marden will lead a presentation on cavity-nesting waterfowl at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, June 19 at 12:00 noon.

Maine’s plentiful rivers, lakes, and streams provide an ideal habitat for an incredible variety of waterfowl. Many of these species, such as wood ducks and mergansers, are cavity-nesters, making their homes in tree holes and other tight places. Marden’s talk will describe the different cavity-nesting waterfowl that make Maine’s waterways their homes. Marden will also outline different conservation and management strategies for protecting these birds, with a focus on the use of artificial nesting boxes.

Marden has been a wildlife biologist through the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for the past decade. During the last four years, he has served as a regional biologist for the mid-coast area of Maine. Marden’s responsibilities include monitoring, assessment, and conservation practices for a variety of species throughout Maine.

This presentation is part of the Spring Talk Series at Merryspring, which is being sponsored by The First (www.the1st.com).

Admission to the Tuesday Talks is free to Merryspring members and children, with a nominal $5 fee for non-members.

Merryspring is a member-supported, non-profit nature education center and park located at the end of Conway Road just off Rt. 1 by the Hannaford shopping plaza in Camden. For more information, call Merryspring at 236-2239

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