Seize your binoculars and take a guided stroll by bobolink habitat at Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station’s Witter Farm Park Road Fields on Friday, June 17 from 9–11 a.m.
Amber Roth, assistant professor of forest wildlife administration on the College of Maine; Livia Raulinaitis, Maine pollinator and useful insect conservation planner on the Xerces Society; and Laura Suomi-Lecker, technical director of the Ag Allies’ Grassland Hen Program will lead a free workshop about the best way to enhance and handle grasslands for hen habitat, forage manufacturing and pollinators.
Contributors may have the chance to view nesting behaviors of grassland birds, together with bobolinks, savannah sparrows, and northern harriers. The workshop may also embody steering on the best way to revitalize fallow fields for grassland wildlife habitat, and the background on life historical past of Maine’s grassland hen species that face steep inhabitants decline.
The occasion is free; advance registration is required and accessible on-line. Contributors ought to meet on the Witter Farm Park Road Fields in Orono and be ready to spend two hours outside strolling over uneven terrain. To request an inexpensive lodging, contact Karen Cliff at 207-581-2887 or [email protected]
The Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station on the College of Maine helps college who conduct elementary and utilized analysis to handle particular issues of significance to the individuals of Maine. This integration of analysis with college and public training ensures that individuals study probably the most present data, even in quickly altering fields.
Since 2016, Ag Allies, hosted by Somerset County SWCD, has labored with land trusts and landowners statewide to extend the nesting success of grassland birds utilizing incentive funds, technical help and training. This system empowers landowners to make sustainable, bird-friendly administration adjustments on their land and enhance the prospect for nesting success of grassland birds in Maine.