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Another road-killed Wood turtle

We have received another report of a road-killed Wood turtle in York. Sad to see another turtle lost to road mortality, but again, it's really important to get these unsuccessful road crossings documented. Good work to Endangered Species Road Watch volunteer Lorna for submitting this observation and being so diligent and committed to her survey routes!

Wood turtle in Kennebunk: A sad story with a happy ending

On July 3rd, husband of WRW volunteer Robin Swennes discovered a Wood turtle that had been hit by a car in Kennebunk. Her shell was severely fractured, so he brought her back home and kept her in a warm, quiet place until they could deliver the turtle to the Center for Wildlife in York the next morning.

Snapping turtles

My husband and I are volunteer water monitors for the State of Maine. We survey Cox Pond on Witchtrot Road (that end of the road has a survey done by another volunteer) every two weeks from May - Sept/Oct. We have had several sighting while on the pond of good size snapping turtles sunning themselves on logs or seen then swimming through the water. Not able to snap a shot.

Road Signs to Help Maine's Endangered Turtles

MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE
284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333
www.mefishwildlife.com Main Number: (207) 287-8000
Media: Contact Director of Information and Education Doug Rafferty at (207) 287-5248
May 22, 2013
Road Signs to Help Maine’s Endangered Turtles

June Road Watch near Biegelow Preserve

WOW!!! Lots of moose action along this route. Numerous tracks noted--even a yearling was spotted!!! I commute to CVA via bike and am getting to know this area, flora & fauna. What a lush and peaceful area, although when the huge trucks roar past me, I cling to my bike handles--ha!!!

I had the utter excitement of watching a very young fawn wobbling at the edge of the woods, uncertain what to do. I "shooshed" it away from the road, and wished I had my camera...

CVA students volunteering

8th, 9th, and 10th grade students at Carrabassett Valley Academy, under the guidance of teacher, Lori Safford, are helping with Maine Audubon Wildlife Road Watch by surveying a 3 mile stretch of road along Routes 27/16. The road is located right in front of their school, near Sugarloaf Mountain's Access Road, so "getting there" means walking out the front door. (They are also keeping the roadway free of litter!!!)

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