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/
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Yvonne started painting and drawing in High School in Houston Texas. She earned extra money drawing insects in science class for classmates. Yvonne's mother encouraged her to attend art classes at the Art Museum in Houston in the 1960's. After her marriage she moved to Miami Beach, while living on Palm Island she continued her education in art, and Design. Also studied with notable artist from the area. Yvonne was painted by friend Florence Taylor Kushner, from Boston and in women's Who's Who. Florence painted many famous families. Yvonne was lucky enough to receive private tutoring from her. In the 1970's she went to Interior Design School . Years later she started her own Interior Design firm named 'Chez Moi Interior's. Yvonne continued painting and showing her work at Beau Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also she exhibited her work in North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and at the Childers Art Gallery on Las Olas Blvd (Ft. Lauderdale). Yvonne won the prestigious 'Hortt Art Competition Award' at the Museum of Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. This work of art remained on display for several months at the Museum. Over the years Yvonne has entered many competitions winning countless blue ribbons. A trip to Paris, and a stay in Monmarte where she spent time with a few choice artist's changed her views toward her own art work. Art is truly an expression of experience and love to her. She likes her work to show a moment in time or tell a story. To know more about Yvonne Leyden