Here the story of the misunderstood
Great Horned Owl, Stinky, exhibits the unfortunate
consequences of when the natural world and uninformed people
collide. Other mounts including a beaver, several red fox
including a rare mummified Maine fox - an ermine, the brilliant
snowy owl, and two eagles offer an up close and personal look
at natures more secretive creatures.
Snowy Owl (with view looking
Great Horned Owl with G.H. Owl
Overhead hang two glass cases, constructed by the Sullivan and
Ellsworth Vocational departments, which showcase hawks, ducks,
and a loon.
Artwork on display represents one of the most comprehensive collections
of local wildlife artists. Originals and prints by Susan Knowles
Jordan and Persis Clayton Weirs, among many others, are available.
"Birdsacre" by Susan
(Click picture above for more of Susan's artwork)
"Creekside" by Persis
(Click picture above for more of Persis' artwork)
On the book rack, amidst an excellent selection of juvenile and
professional bird and nature books, are three works written about
Cordelia Stanwood and Birdsacre. Ada Grahams Six Little
Chickadees inspires children with Cordies story of
accomplishment; Frank Grahams Jacob and the Owl,
staring one of our famous owls, narrates a boys encounter
with a wild Barred Owl; and, Chandler Richmonds definitive
biography of Cordelias life in Beyond the Spring
reveals Cordelias complex and intriguing personality through
the words of her poetic and scientific field-notes.
scene of several musical programs, our tri-level deck designed
by the Knowlton Schools second grade and aided by the Beautify
America grant, is a lovely area from which to enjoy the
sights and sounds of the Master Gardeners Woodland Everglade.
The Everglade is framed-in by the handicap accessible boardwalk.
Deck and Boardwalk
Our gift shop the Crows
Nest, offers a variety of bird related items and a wide
selection of books and cards. Clothing and caps and other souvenirs
are available. We also feature a special childrens section.
Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary
P.O. Box 485
Ellsworth, Me. 04605