Author Archives: Friends of Sunkhaze

Giving Tuesday

In 2012 the United Nations and the 92nd Street Y started the movement “Giving Tuesday”. Have you heard of it? Giving Tuesday was meant to encourage folks to give to their favorite nonprofit organization. Well, here at the Friends of Sunkhaze Meadows NWR we are *GIFTED EVERYDAY* by our board, our volunteers, our members and that person we’ve never met who picks up debris on the trial So, today, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, The Friends of Sunkhaze would like to give Thanks for helping Continue reading →

Mark your Calendar – October 17

We’re pretty excited. We’ve had our ups. Like everybody, we’ve had our downs. Right now, things are turning around at Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. The leaves are turning from green to an explosion of color; the mornings are turning from humid to crisp; and the once quiet refuge has turned into a bustle of activity. We’re under new management!  Earlier this summer, the US Fish and Wildlife Service assigned management of Sunkhaze Meadows to the Moosehorn Facility. For many reasons, this is a great Continue reading →

Hunting Season in Maine – Wear Blaze Orange

October 1st kicked off the first day of hunting season in Maine. Bird hunting is a traditional past time as well as a source of high quality food for families in Maine. Hunting is a permitted use at the refuge and so we strongly encourage all visitors to wear at least two items of blaze orange. For your safety and convenience, we’ve provided links below to the USFWS Sunkhaze specific regulations as well as a link to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Continue reading →

Birding by Boat, Up the Sunkhaze with a Paddle

What should I expect to encounter on a paddle up the Sunkhaze Stream? Biologist Danielle D’Auria gives us a glimpse of the upcoming trip scheduled for this Saturday, June 13th.On the paddle we start out in a flood plain silver maple forest, where we can see and hear warblers in the treetops, herons and kingfishers foraging along the stream, and waterfowl swimming along, possibly with this year’s brood in tow. Beaver dams dot the stream, some underwater and others requiring a short carry over. We Continue reading →