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Biology

Diverse Local Habitats to Study

Located on the coast of southern Maine
UNE provides rich opportunities to
explore a variety of habitats.

 


  UNE Nature Trail - our trail system on campus runs along the Saco River.
     
  UNE's 350+ acres of forest - explored in many biology classes, also great for mountain biking.
     
  Basket and Stage Islands - access at low tide over the sand flats.

  East Point Bird Sanctuary - a property owned by the Audubon Society - with views of Wood Island lighthouse.
     
  Biddeford Pool - the largest tidal pool in Maine - great birding!
     




  The Saco Heath - a raised peatland (bog), home to the carnivorous pitcher plants (protected by the Maine Chapter of the Nature Conservancy).
     
  Clifford Park - a 52-acre woodland preserve owned by the city of Biddeford and a great place for mountain biking and cross country skiing.

  White Mountain National Forest
     
  Acadia National Park
     
  Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
     
  Mt Agamenticus
     
  Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
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