The National Audubon Society started Project Puffin in 1973 in an effort to restore puffins to historic nesting islands in the Gulf of Maine. For 300 years, Atlantic puffins and other Maine seabirds suffered from intense hunting for their eggs, meat and feathers, until Maine’s first bird protection law was passed in 1901. By that time, their numbers had been severely depleted, and they had disappeared from most of their traditional nesting sites.
Susan Schubel (Seabird Sue), Outreach Educator for Project Puffin, biologist and artist, will describe the activities and techniques used in the restoration projects. Sue has introduced more than 10,000 students to Maine’s rich ecology and Audubon’s Seabird Restoration Project through many activities of her own design.
The talk is free and open to the public. The Belfast Free Library is located at 106 High Street, Belfast, Maine. For more information visit: www.belfastgardenclub.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Corliss Davis at 207-930-3562.