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New Preserve in Southern Maine to Benefit Bunnies, People

Residents of Wells, North Berwick, and southern Maine will enjoy a new nature preserve in 2012. After more than a decade of community efforts, the Town of Wells bought the former Granite State lands from Unitil Corporation in December 2011. Great Works Regional Land Trust will hold a conservation easement on the 288-acre property, which was renamed Perkinstown Commons.

Captive Breeding May Help Save the New England Cottontail

In November 2011, conservationists and captive-breeding specialists released nine three- to four-month-old New England cottontails at Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge on the southern coast of Rhode Island.

The rabbits, born from matings between wild cottontails from Connecticut, were placed in a 1-acre brushy area surrounded by predator-proof fencing. As of February 2012, they were doing well in their semi-wild home.