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Our mailing address is: Friends of Hog Island, P. O. Box 242, Bremen, ME 04551.

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  1. Susan DeFoe
    Posted April 4, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    Chris Crosley: I’m so anticipating turtle season! Have we formed day teams yet? Can’t wait to see you.

    (843) 597-2541

    • FOHI President
      Posted April 16, 2013 at 7:03 am | Permalink

      Hello Susan,

      I believe you have sent an e-mail to us by mistake. We do not have anyone named Chris Crossley nor do we monitor turtles. You may like to visit our Osprey cam at Juanita

  2. Janet Gordon
    Posted May 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    I’m interested in a remote-cam volunteer slot. I watch osprey-cam pretty frequently already so I might as well be running it a couple of hours here and there.

    • FOHI President
      Posted May 5, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

      Hello Janet,

      I’ve forwarded your request to Janine Parziale who manages the Osprey and other cams. She’ll be in touch shortly. Her e-mail is Welcome to the FOHI volunteer team!

  3. frances
    Posted June 29, 2013 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    is your web cam working? I do not see a link to it where do the birds go in the winter?

    • FOHI President
      Posted July 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

      Yes, we’ve had some trouble with our web cam, but it is working now. You can view it at and click on the Osprey photo. Ospreys usually migrate to South America in the winter. We do not have satellite trackers on Rachel and Steve but hope to in the near future, then we will know exactly where they go. Thank you for watching the osprey cam. You may want to check out the other Audubon cams on Seal Island and the puffins. Juanita

  4. Posted August 6, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    Dear Juanita, did the photo you took in the little fish pond with mud all over come out-Nick Bonacker

    • Stephanie Herrick
      Posted August 6, 2013 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

      Hi Nick – I took the picture on my phone and still have it. Shall I send it to Juanita?

      Best wishes to all my FOHI buddies – I miss you all!!!

      – S

      • FOHI President
        Posted August 22, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

        We miss you too, Stephanie, and hope to see you in 2014.

    • FOHI President
      Posted August 22, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

      Hello Nick,

      Yes, it did. I posted in on FOHI’s Facebook page but will send a copy to you. Remarkably, you have little mud on you.

  5. Niki Lake
    Posted August 9, 2013 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    I live in Texas, and am interested in possibly volunteering for a camp next year. In the meantime, is there anything I can volunteer to do for y’all from here?

    • FOHI President
      Posted August 22, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

      Hello Niki,

      We will be posting the volunteer schedule for 2014 around the end of October or early November 2013. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We still have a few openings for our September 2013 programs. Check the dates on our sigh-up page:

  6. Posted October 15, 2013 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    Hi Juanita,

    I just posted an essay about my incredible time on Hog Island in September! It’s on the ABA site

    All the best,

    • FOHI President
      Posted October 23, 2013 at 11:32 am | Permalink

      Hello Julia,

      Thanks for sharing this article with us and writing about our special place, Hog Island. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Hope to see you again on the island in 2014. The 2014 sessions are already posted at; you can also check out the volunteer sessions in about another week at Juanita

  7. Susan Schuur
    Posted October 24, 2013 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    Perhaps the gentleman (& others) who gave the talk on the history of Hog Island would be interested in this recent article on Emily Dickinson from the NY Times. Some Todds are mentioned.

    • FOHI President
      Posted October 30, 2013 at 10:56 am | Permalink

      Dear Susan,

      Thanks so much for sharing this. What a treasure trove finally coming into the public forum. We’ve passed it on as you requested. Juanita

  8. Billie Allbritton
    Posted November 15, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Hello Juanita! We are so excited about Family Camp 2014! We plan to attend with the last (to date) grandchild. My first experience was at the Educator’s Camp. This will be my third Family Camp experience and I am probably more excited than my grandchildren. Since our camp trip will be our granddaughter’s Christmas present, I was wondering if there is any way to order a t-shirt or something similar as a more tangible gift to open on Christmas day. I can’t see any place on the website to make an order. Advice? Billie Allbritton

  9. FOHI President
    Posted February 15, 2014 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Hello Bonnie,

    Yes, we have space for a volunteer at the July 13 week. If you can still make it, sign-up online at
    Looking forward to seeing you. Juanita

  10. Posted July 16, 2014 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Hi, now that the chicks are banded, will there be “Adopt an Osprey” like Project Puffin?

    • FOHI President
      Posted August 2, 2014 at 9:00 am | Permalink

      Mmmm, that’s an interesting idea. Will have to get back to you on that.

    • FOHI President
      Posted August 7, 2014 at 10:18 am | Permalink

      We have no plans to have an “Adopt an Osprey” at the moment. But thanks for asking and for watching the Osprey cam.

  11. Berylann Stanton
    Posted September 19, 2014 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    I watch daily on the Osprey cam. I would like to know what the small black birds with white chests who dive for food are.As I look from the cam they are on the rocks with the white tips. I have tried myself to answer this but I am not having much luck. Thank you .

    • FOHI President
      Posted October 14, 2014 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

      The small black birds that you usually see are Black Guillemots. They have white wing patches and red feet. In the winter you can still see them but they will appear as splotchy white, as they will have molted their black feathers.

  12. Posted October 2, 2014 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    Last year much to our delight the cam was left on, Two of us are from England UK and we spent everyday watching across Muscongus Bay I went to Facebook but got no reply to the question, ” is the camera staying on this year “. I never go to bed without watching the sun setting and also in the morning its the first place that I go, there is something magical about the Bay and I and many others love it too ! Please can you reply to me so i can let the others know and please leave it on for us ! Thank you !

    • FOHI President
      Posted October 14, 2014 at 4:02 pm | Permalink


      We’ll check and get back to you within the next few days. Hog island has been put to bed and all is quiet. We have been enjoying some magnificent autumn days here.

  13. Diane Neal
    Posted September 13, 2015 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    Juanita – This note is long overdue. Steve and I thoroughly enjoyed our stop at Hog Island when we were sailing a few weeks ago. It is a very special place. I have told fiends they have to visit the island some day to experience how special it is. We will be definitely visit again and hope to volunteer for a week some summer.

    Diane Neal

    • FOHI President
      Posted October 15, 2015 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

      Diane, Thank you for your kind words. Will look forward to seeing you again next year. We love our visiting boaters. Some have become friends and volunteers, even campers!!!

  14. Hank Jelinek
    Posted December 27, 2015 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    I had volunteered the summer of 2014 but I have had hip problems in 2015 and I am scheduled for surgery the end of 2015 so everything is tentative. Hope to join every
    one this upcoming year.

    • FOHI President
      Posted December 31, 2015 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

      Henry, We look forward to seeing you again. Good luck with the hip!! Juanita

  15. Lynn Jablowsky
    Posted February 8, 2016 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    Arecther 2″ spaces available for secession 1 of 2116 family vcamp?

  16. Kathy Stagl
    Posted June 2, 2016 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    Hi Juanita
    I need to change my address. Please send me contact information to change it.
    Hope you have a great summer.

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