Tag Archives: eco system

Salt pile raises concerns

Resident Dennis McCann told selectmen at their meeting on October 2nd that he’s concerned that a salt pile and truck-washing outside the town garage is leaching salt into the ground. Keep reading in Sun Journal

Improved fish passage insures brook trout return to Brandy Brook

The town of New Gloucester is restoring fish passage into cold water habitat in the Collyer Brook watershed, due to support from a partnership with state agencies and local nonprofit organizations. Keep reading in Sun Journal

Sabbathday Lake

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Days are numbered for ice fishing, as the warm temps keep visiting the region this winter. February at the Outlet, on Sabbathday Lake._DSC5843vlp© smart copy1vlp©

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Bird Watching at the Shaker Bog

Trained naturalist and birdwatcher Carol Beyna will lead groups to the fascinating habitats of the Shaker Bog. The bog was originally built by the Shakers in 1816 as a reservoir to power their mills, but today, this 150-acre wetland has become a diverse ecosystem; the feeding ground of moose, the home of beaver, mink, fischer, fox and an occasional black bear. The combination of woodland and wetland provides an ideal habitat for a wide variety of songbirds, game fowl, woodpeckers and more. Learn to beckon chickadees, nuthatches and other small birds. Possible sighting also include pileated woodpeckers, loons, ducks, Canada geese, and hawks. This program is designed for families, young and old, and promises a fun and memorable experience in the Maine woods.

Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear for a 2-hour, moderate trail walk in the woods. Bug repellent and sunscreen recommended. Bring your camera, binoculars and bottled water. Tour size limited to 12.

~Reservations required~ http://maineshakers.com/workshops

Scheduled dates for Bird Watching are:
Saturday, May 30 from 8am-10am

Fees: Adults $5 and Children $2.

Geese Take Flight

16619599103_1c8dfc8477_bCanada geese take flight  from a small pond in New Gloucester. They can be seen in the corn fields around town  & even feeding on the infield  at the New Gloucester Fairgrounds, with the Royal River so close it makes a perfect place to swim, eat, & lay eggs!

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