Monday, October 3, 2016

Endangered Maine Puffins Right here.


A century ago, puffins
were nearly eliminated from
the state as the colorful birds 
were prized for their feather
and their eggs were gathered
for the dinner table.
In 1973, the Puffin Project was 
established in an attempt to bring
them back to their historical range.
Although the project has been a
resounding success,
 major threats still remain. 
Open air dumps in the 1900s caused
an overpopulation of gulls, 
which competed for space on nesting islands and they often preyed
upon puffin chicks. Gulls remain a significant obstacle.
Food resources are also in great peril. 

Maine Ocean Islands 
in the MidCoast area
have boat tours to take
you out to see these 
Darling little birds.
I am sad to say they
are now on the endangered list.
Seal Island and Matincus Rock
at the south of Penobscot Bay 
has the sweet little things. Kids love them. 
The Maine coast provides habitat for more that 4,0000 little Puffins.




ON Easter Rock the Audubon Socity
SAVE THE PUFFINS

Island Living and Accommodations:
During the field season, 4-5 people live
and work on the island. A 12'x12' cabin
(affectionately dubbed the "Egg Rock Hilton") 
is the hub of the living quarters and serves
as a kitchen, "dining room", office, 
equipment storage room, and research blind.
The kitchen has a propane stove and 
tiny refrigerator. There is an outdoor solar shower
and composting toilet. Five tent platforms are
provided for personal use and accommodat
small tents with a footprint of 8'x8'. A solar electrical system powers research needs. 
Well Kiddo's I want to Thank them. I couldn't do that. What dedication.


Protect the Puffins Join here=http://projectpuffin.audubon.org/
Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
 Comments are welcome

6 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello dear Yvonne!

It is sad that so many animals and plants are becoming endangered. Who will advocate for the human race one day if we become endangered?

DUTA said...

How cute these little birds are! It breaks my heart that they are endangered species. I wish something could be done about that.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Yvonne, It is so sad that so many of our beautiful animals are becoming endangered. Thank you for sharing this post. The photos are lovely and will be rare at some point. I pray something can be done.
Have a Happy October my friend. xo

vintageandart said...

How lovely to "meet" you Yvonne, thanks so much for visiting me as that has helped me find you.
l've just been reading through your posts, your puffin story is most interesting...l've seen a few docco's here in Oz about them, mostly about the success of the program you're talking about however l hadn't realised they were (so)still endangered...lets hope the good work can continue and it's so great you can make people aware on this platform.
Your story on all the dead fish was also interesting though disturbing but you're right it needs to be said and something has to be done before it's too late if it's not already. Thank your for sharing and for telling it like it is....hugs Bron.

vintageandart said...

Yvonne l've just read your profile and realised all the wonderful artworks here are your own...what fantastic work, it seems you can do any topic justice and what an interesting and confident life you're living...it's very inspiring.

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

It's sad to see so many species of plants and animals becoming endangered and extinct. We saw an endangered sea turtle's nest on vacation a few years back and were happy to learn that it was being so carefully watched and protected, so that the species can live on. On that same trip we experienced seeing several species of plants that were being reproduced in order to same them. Life is fragile.

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