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The fall season at Acadia: when birds, fruit, and insects join together in a splendor of biodiversity

The fall season is a busy one on the coast of Maine. Birds are migrating through on their way south to warmer climes, many shrubs are producing fruit so that their seed is dispersed prior to winter, and insect populations have their last opportunities to be active before it gets too cold. Precisely when these […]

Hawk Watch Season Begins in Acadia

  Birds are on the move across the continent. Shorebirds, songbirds, waders, most are migrating from northerly breeding grounds toward life-sustaining food resources where birds will spend winter some distances to the south.  Birds of prey are also on the move as evidenced by today’s tally atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. This is […]

Lessons from the Great Conservationists of the Past

Schoodic Institute invites the public to a free public lecture by Dr. Larry A. Nielsen, Professor Emeritus, North Carolina State University, on August 21, 2018. These are stressful times for conservationists, in Maine and elsewhere. Is Katahdin Wood and Waters National Monument in jeopardy, like those in the West? Are Maine’s beautiful shorelines threatened by […]

Puffins and Whales Workshop – July 27-28, 2018

Join naturalists from the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company and the Schoodic Institute Bird Ecology Program for a combination puffins and whales workshop. On Day 1, start off with a fresh Maine Lobster Bake followed by an evening presentation on the whales and seabirds of the Gulf of Maine. On Day 2 enjoy a boat […]

Citizen Science Training at Schoodic Institute

Millions of songbirds migrate south every fall along our coastline. They use stopovers to refuel on fruits and insects. As the climate changes temperatures are going up. And as things heat up fruits ripen and insects emerge earlier and earlier. But, birds are migrating south later and later. Are there be any fruits or insects […]

The Acadia Bug Project

Citizen scientists conducting real scientific research in Acadia National Park We need your help with scientific research about the bugs that live in Acadia! We want to learn how the number and types of insects in Acadia changes over the summer. We need to know this to understand the role different insects play as food […]

Genetics and Ecology of Diseases in Wild Birds

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, Dr. Donald Dearborn of Bates College will present on Genetics and Ecology of Diseases in Wild Birds.   Bringing in some of his own research on the genetics of the avian immune system from Kent Island, he’ll discuss diseases that bird banders frequently encounter, such as pox, and Mycoplasmal conjunctivitis. It promises to be […]

The History of Maine Eiders and Islands in Art

On Friday, June 22, 2018 Brad Allen, a biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will present “The History of Maine Eiders and Islands in Art– 170 years (or so) of Research.”  Brad Allen is a life-long Mainer, leaving only to earn his Master’s at the University of Montana in 1985. He has been employed […]

Forest Ecology Field Techs Get to Work

  Forest ecology field interns have had a busy two weeks since arriving for the summer. Catch up with some of their work, and see a few observations made along the way! Techs stumbled upon a juvenile eastern newt, or red eft as they are aptly named, while completing their plant phenology trail through the […]

Second Century Stewardship Names 2018 Fellows to Conduct Research in Acadia National Park

  Two scientists have been awarded fellowships to conduct research in Acadia National Park as part of Second Century Stewardship, an initiative of the National Park Service and Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park. Second Century Stewardship was launched in 2016 upon the centennial of the National Park Service to provide top-quality science research for […]