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Western Maine Audubon presents Shevenell Webb and the weasels of Maine

A weasel (Photo by Shevenell Webb)

FARMINGTON - On April 10, Western Maine Audubon brings you Shevenell Webb to present about Maine Weasels. Weasels represent a diverse group of small, carnivorous mammals that live in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems all over the world. In the presentation, you will learn about weasel ecology, status, and natural history, as well as handle pelts and skulls of the various species.

Shevenell Webb is a wildlife biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in Bangor. Her primary duties include research and management of a wide variety of small and medium-sized mammals, including bats, northern bog lemmings, beavers, bobcats, fishers, and coyotes. Before joining the Department in July 2018, Shevenell worked in western Canada for 10 years, where she was involved in researching wolverines, conducting aerial surveys on moose and elk, and restoring wildlife habitat. Shevenell received her Bachelors in Wildlife Ecology at the University of Maine in Orono and her Masters in Environmental Biology and Ecology at the University of Alberta. Shevenell lives in Mt Vernon with her family and loves to spend her free time gardening, birding, picking berries, raising chickens and pigs, making maple syrup, hiking, and canoeing.

Come hear her in person on April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Robert’s Learning Center, UMF, Room C23. The event is free and open to the public.

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