The 10th annual FISH AND WILDLIFE OPEN HOUSE will be held on Saturday, September 8th, from 9:30am-3:30pm, at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray. This event is designed to showcase the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s programs, projects and personnel. Wildlife and fisheries biologists, safety officers, hatchery staff and game wardens will be on hand and in person to talk about their fishery, wildlife, safety and enforcement programs and projects throughout the day.
The Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park latest project – the new red and gray FOX EXHIBIT, will be formally dedicated at 11:00am. Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Danny Martin will be on hand to dedicate this attractive new exhibit.
Schedule of Events:
10am: Fox talk
10:30am Live eagle presentation (weather dependent)
11am Fox exhibit grand opening
11am Black bear talk
12noon Fox talk
1:00pm Bear talk
The bull, cow and calf moose are an outstanding family group to view and photograph.
Admission is FREE for all those attending on September 8th, although any donation to benefit the Maine Wildlife Park would be greatly welcomed and will help support improvements to the park’s wildlife exhibits and displays. Fall is a great time to visit the park; the weather is cooler, the many demonstration wildlife and flower gardens are in spectacular form; and the wildlife is displaying full sets of antlers and attractive fall fur coats.
The Maine Wildlife Park has over 25 species of native wildlife on display, plus wildlife gardens, nature trails, and other interactive exhibits and displays. The park is open daily through November 11th from 9:30am-4:30pm; visitors must leave the premises by 6:00pm.
The Maine Wildlife Park is located on 3.5 miles north on Route 26 in Gray, and is operated by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.