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The Wrack

The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.

Posts tagged migratory

  • Stream Barrier Inventory

    | April 16, 2013

    Since 2010, the Wells Reserve has been working with partners to develop an inventory of stream barriers in the small coastal watersheds of York County. These are usually man-made structures that prevent the upstream or downstream movement of fish and other aquatic organisms, due to the fact that stream crossings were not historically designed with fish in mind. The impacts of stream barriers are particularly severe on migratory fish such alewives or salmon, which move from the ocean into rivers to reproduce.

  • International Migratory Bird Day 2012

    | May 22, 2012

    Bird walkOur International Migratory Bird Day celebration on May 12 offered myriad activities for visitors of all ages. The event kicked off with a bird walk. Many warbler species were observed, including the rare Worm-eating Warbler. June Ficker and her faithful team of volunteers demonstrated their bird-banding process all morning, allowing visitors to carefully release the captured birds once the data collection was complete. Special guests Allison and Jeffrey Wells, authors of the new book Maine's Favorite Birds, gave a presentation about migratory birds followed by a book signing.

  • Restoration of migratory fish to the Mousam and Kennebunk rivers

    | January 27, 2010

    About the Project

    In 2008, a group of citizens and conservation groups met to discuss the possibility of returning native migratory fish runs to the Mousam and Kennebunk Rivers. Out of these discussions a plan was formulated to gather information about the historic and current condition of these fish and to begin to spread the word to the local communities. In 2009, Maine Rivers hosted a conference where river stakeholders came together to discuss the rivers and share knowledge. At the same time, the Wells Reserve began monitoring the current status of migratory fish in the rivers.

  • Robins, Blackbirds, and the Timberdoodle

    | March 16, 2006 | Filed under: Observations

    Midway through March, early signs of vernal reawakening appear at the Wells Reserve.