May 23, 2019

Road in wildlife refuge closed during nesting

BARING – The Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge announced Thursday that Vose Pond Road will be closed temporarily to vehicular traffic.

Several species of migratory waterfowl and water birds that are nesting in the marshes along the road do not tolerate disturbance very well, according to a press release. Once the birds have incubated their eggs, the road will be reopened, probably within two to three weeks.

Painted turtles and several species of frogs and salamanders also are moving across refuge roads this time of year. Visitors are urged to drive slowly and grant wildlife the right of way. The speed limit on all interior refuge roads is 20 mph.

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