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Four Course Forestry Event Served Up at Pine Tree Camp
The drumming of a grouse in the distance.  A trailside tree peppered with rings of yellow bellied sapsucker pecking holes.  The cry, like a squeaky wheel, of a black and white warbler as it flitted by.  The forest at Pine Tree Camp in Rome was filled with bird trills last Saturday during the Women and Our Woods Outdoor Workshop.

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Pileated Woodpeckers Vocal Woodlot Companions

 It would be quiet if it weren’t for the ...   almost non-stop “wuk wuk wuk” from three pileated woodpeckers. Their volume matches their large bodies. “ We have a resident pair as well as a third bird that’s spending the winter.  Pileated woodpeckers have a 150- to 200-acre territory, so owners of smaller woodlots won’t have many pairs. It isn’t unusual to have more than one pair in winter, but come spring the visitors will be driven away if they don’t leave voluntarily.

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Only Three Maine Mammals Hibernate Full-Time
Hibernation is underway in our woodlots. We can let the dogs out in the evening without worrying about them bumping into raccoons, skunks, porcupines and bears. Or can we? 

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Who Cooks for You?  Early Signs of Spring
Most of Maine’s migrating songbirds will arrive at the beginning of May. Some can’t wait that long. 

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Tracks and Scat Tell  about Habitat and Species
When looking at tracks, a good way to start is deciding whether it is a canid (dog) or a felid (cat). A dog track will have ...

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The Presence of Piebalds
Doing a double-take is a natural reaction when seeing a piebald deer.  The flash ...

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Full Development of Antlers - Worth the Wait
All male members of the deer family – deer, moose and caribou – have antlers. On occasion, females also grow antlers. I don’t know if it’s because social media makes it easy to pass around photos and information, or...

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Full Development of Antlers Worth Waiting for
                        by Robin Follette  All male members of the deer family &ndas...

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Creating Wildlife Habitat on Our Woodlots
Habitat. Without proper habitat, the wildlife we’d like to attract and keep won’t make our woodlot their home. Improving, creating, and maintaining habitat can be as simple as...

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Preventing Erosion and Invasive Species in Maine
Spring is here, and most people are excited to spend time outdoors again.  Whether you're a gardener or a hiker, you can  make a difference by noticing characteristics of the landscape around you while out in the great outdoors.

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