When choosing plants for your yard, include perennials that offer food for wildlife. Birds and small mammals benefit from fruit- and nut-bearing shrubs without doing the plants any harm. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Many Maine birds use nest boxes, or “bird houses,” for raising their young—bluebirds, Tree Swallows, and chickadees, for example. Different species prefer nesting habitat, so place your bird house appropriately. Make sure the entry hole is right for the species, and secure the house to withstand strong winds. A predator guard will add protection for… Continue Reading
Put fallen tree limbs in a pile to provide a place where birds can hide from predators (including neighborhood cats) and find shelter during storms. Keep your brush pile in a corner of the yard but within view so you can watch and enjoy the wildlife using this bit of habitat you’ve created. To view… Continue Reading
This photo of a Barred Owl was taken in Jefferson earlier this month by NRCM member Kathy Sparrow of Jefferson, Maine. To see past My Maine This Week photos, or to submit a photo of your own to be featured on our website, please visit www.nrcm.org/our-maine/my-maine-this-week.
The president wants to end the funding that covers 70% of the operating costs for the wildlife sites used by the public, researchers and educators. By Colin Woodard, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story The Wells Reserve at Laudholm could become a casualty of a Trump administration plan to slash the budget of the… Continue Reading
by Jim Robbins New York Times news story BUTTE, Mont. — The recent death of thousands of snow geese on a toxic artificial lake here high in the Rocky Mountains once again underscored the devastating environmental legacy of more than a century’s worth of copper mining. In the middle of the migratory season, some 3,000… Continue Reading
The paddle across the lake was easy, but the next rocky section of Allagash Stream was tough. Paint marks on particularly large rocks illustrated that many canoes had scraped along the bottom before us, and we even spotted two lost paddles caught in downed tree limbs and along the shore. We were too heavy, and… Continue Reading
Participate in Project FeederWatch. Observe and record the birds that come to your feeder and submit the results to help identify bird trends across the country. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Prep your birdfeeder for the winter by cleaning out old seed and washing them with soap and water. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.