Duck Box Clean Out

Folks who would like to experience doing Duck Box Maintenance at our land in Stetson – there will be a team doing this on Saturday, March 18th! Folks will be meeting at the end of the New Sweden Rd at 9A. Dress warmly – bring a lunch and hydration. FMI – Contact Barry Burgeson………or send us a PM here and we will put you in touch. The trek to the area of the boxes will either require snowshoes (bring your own) or there will be limited snowmobile transportation.

Duck Banding

April 30, 2016
Here is the tally for our duck boxes. I did not count boxes we could not check.

  • Total of 22 boxes checked:
    9 Hooded Merganser
    5 Wood Duck
    8 No use
  • Total number of eggs: 144
    89 Hooded Merganser
    55 Wood Duck
  • Banded:
    3 Wood Ducks
    1 Hooded Merganser

Barry Burgason
Certified Wildlife Biologist

Some short videos

Wood Duck Banding from Cindy Merrill on Vimeo.

Duck Count

Anyone who would like to experience a duck count and/or banding, there will be a team meeting at the camp at 8:30 am on Saturday, April 30,2016.

What you will need:
Lunch with a drink
Canoe or Kayak

FMI or to let us know you are coming, contact Barry Burgason

For those who may not know how to reach camp – it is at the end of a dirt road (New Sweden Road) off Route 143. You may go out Route 2 to Carmel and then turn onto Route 143; or travel out of Bangor to Route 222 into Stetson and then access Route 143 South; or take the Exit 167 (Etna) off I- 95 and go north on 143. Off 143 you should look for the New Sweden Road – directly across from the Coboro Road. Turn down the New Sweden Road and take it all the way to the end.

2016 Duck Box Maintenance

Summer 2015 Harvest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update on Chestnuts in Stetson

The Maine Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation (me-acf.org) has added a new feature to their Website that will help PCCA members receive information on the Chestnut project. Go to the site, me-acf.org home page, scroll to the bottom and click on Stay updated! Subscribe here. A screen will open that asks for limited basic information. When you complete this the site will send you a confirmation email. If you do not respond to the confirmation email your information will not be saved. You can unsubscribe at any time. We intend to do a limited amount of mailing, mostly to notify interested parties when help is needed for planting and harvesting, as well as progress reports and items of Chestnut interest.

Al Faust

Duck Box Cleanout

Duck box clean out with a few Boy Scouts

Duck box clean out with a few Boy Scouts

Folks who would like to experience doing Duck Box Maintenance at our land in Stetson – there will be a team doing this on Saturday, March 21st! Folks will be meeting at the end of the New Sweden Rd at 9A. Dress warmly – bring a lunch and hydration. FMI – Contact Barry Burgeson………or send us a PM here and we will put you in touch. The trek to the area of the boxes will either require snowshoes (bring your own) or there will be limited snowmobile transportation.

Land Update

Our access road has had clearing done – much better visibility and protection for overhead lines.
Bunker Road on our Stetson Land has had improvements.