A photograph of Howard Lewis Mendall and a student, identified in handwriting on the back of the photo as Bob Weeden [Robert B. Weeden], at a demonstration of a duck trap at either Farm and Home Week or a special sportsman's day program. Handwriting on the back of the photo also says, "note decoys inside. Hanging on corner of trap is a string of bands used to 'band wild ducks.'"
Mendall completed a masters degree at the University of Maine in 1934. He was a researcher with the Maine Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit known for his work related to the study of birds, particularly ducks. He was also affiliated with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the United States Department of the Interior. The Howard L. Mendall (Marsh Stream) Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in the area of Frankfort, Prospect, and Winterport, Maine, was named for him.
Requested credit line: Image courtesy of Special Collections, Raymond H.
Fogler Library, DigitalCommons@UMaine,
MS 339, Howard L. Mendall Ornithology Papers
Maine, research, ornithology, waterfowl, demonstrations, ducks, wildlife