Tag Archives: birds

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Vultures play an important role in maintaining ecosystems, but the scavenging birds of prey more often are known for circling over dead animal carcasses or […]

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Steve Valleau came to the Wendell Gilley Museum in 1985 looking for a summer job and he hasn’t left since. Valleau is the museum’s carver-in-residence […]

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Pine and spruce trees towered above the trail strewn with pine needles. Clover and mossy banks flanked the winding path where birds’ melodic songs echoed […]

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Driving north on Route 1A from Ellsworth, most motorists are intent on a mission. Tourists may be headed to Acadia National Park while locals may […]

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Opened in 1981, the Wendell Gilley Museum was created to celebrate the work of Gilley (1904-1983), who is regarded as a pioneer in the field of decorative bird carving.

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Outside, a cool ocean breeze washes over the manicured lawn of the circa 1855 Maine farmhouse overlooking Bass Harbor. Herring gulls squall overhead. Hand-crafted buoys […]

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For more than 30 years, the Wendell Gilley Museum has been a community center that celebrates the life and work of master bird carver Wendell Gilley.

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