Friends of Scarborough Marsh Fall Newsletter
GAP TRACKS Project Lecture on the Eastern Trail Wildlife with UNE's Dr. Noah Perlut on November 10 at 6PM
Come hear about UNE Associate Professor Dr. Noah Perlut's study of the wildlife affected by what will be the new gap section of the Eastern trail. Join Professor Perlut as he shares fascinating remote video of nightlife and wildlife activity taken along a 1.6 mile portion of Scarborough‘s Eastern Trail. This is part of UNE’s multi-year “Gap Tracks Study” focusing on a part of the trail scheduled to be connected. Learn how environmental factors influence animal behavior.
This UNE study has been supported by FOSM. Follow the Gap Tracks project on Facebook and Instagram.
October Virtual Lecture!
Sustainability Series: The Birds of Scarborough Marsh with Linda Woodard
Wednesday, October 28 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Join Linda Woodard, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center Director and Board Member of the Friends of Scarborough Marsh, for this in-depth look at the birds of Maine’s largest saltmarsh.
The discussion will be held on Wednesday, October 28th at 5:30 pm in a Zoom meeting room. All are welcome to join Zoom at https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/85963180695pwd=MTc1U01oQTJpSUViYjc3VkRHR0laZz09
See below for more details about Zoom*.
Participants will not only learn about these birds but will also receive some tips on identification and where to find them. Hundreds of bird species use this unique ecosystem as a migratory stopover, summer nesting ground, and feeding area, and a few live there year round. We will take a look at the herons and egrets that eat fish swimming in these nutrient-rich rivers and the many species of sandpipers that nest or migrate through the marsh. A variety of raptors make the marsh their home along with small songbirds. Special attention will be given to several threatened and endangered species that depend on the marsh for survival and the factors that threaten their survival. This event is co-hosted by the Friends of Scarborough Marsh.
Conserve, protect, restore, and enhance the Scarborough Marsh.