Word from the Woods: Can you talk like a frog?

A green frog sits on a rock by a pool at the Maine Wildlife Park in early September 2013 in Gray.
BDN photo by Aislinn Sarnacki
A green frog sits on a rock by a pool at the Maine Wildlife Park in early September 2013 in Gray.
Posted April 30, 2014, at 11:55 a.m.

First, I’ve got to apologize. Before I jetted off to spend last week in warmer climes, I might have guaranteed more than a few folks that I’d bring some of that balmy weather back with me. Apparently, I’m not capable of that kind of magic. On the bright side, it’s nearly, kinda sunny in Bangor today. And we’re not having tornadoes or torrential rainstorms like some places down south are. And spring is coming … really. It’s coming. It’s got to be. While we wait for spring, here’s a sample of what you BDN Outdoors crew has been up to over the past few days.

— John Holyoke

Have fun! Become a frog monitor!

That’s what our Aislinn Sarnacki did. She’ll tell you what she learned, and introduce you to the state’s nine native frog species in this great feature. And if you’re lucky, she might even teach you how to speak fluent bullfrog.

Major changes for turkey hunters this year

Want to hunt all day long? You can. Want to shoot two turkeys this spring and not have to pay an extra 20 bucks for the privilege? You can. Want to hunt in northern Maine? Well, you can’t … even though original plans called for a northern season.

Acadia’s Precipice trail makes ‘10 Most Beautiful Hikes in the U.S.’ list

We all know Acadia National Park boasts some breathtaking views. We’ve been there. Hiked there. Bought the T-shirt. The not-so-secret secret is out: The Precipice trail has made a national list of the most beautiful hikes.

Blog log

Life as a Warden Wife: Tote Road Tango

“With both boys, the dog and the cat packed in the Blazer, we started out to brave the Realty Road in the height of spring thaw.”

George’s Outdoor News: Will Mainers ever hunt bears again in the spring?

The short answer: Yes. The longer answer: They already are … on tribal land.

Robin’s Outdoors: Turkey season opens Monday and I won’t be hunting here

Robin Follette wasn’t finding birds in huntable spots during preseason scouting, but she wasn’t going to let that deter her from getting out on opening day.

On the horizon

Adventurer Dominic Gill is coming to Bangor, and you’re invited. He’ll speak at Husson University’s Gracie Theater at 6 p.m. Saturday. Tap into your own internal adventurer and dream big! Or just live vicariously through Gill as he shares some great tales.

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