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Is This the Future of Small-Scale Forestry in Maine?

on May 28, 2016, at 10:01 p.m.
I have always been intrigued by the small-scale. Don’t misunderstand—industrial-scale sawmills, for example, are absolutely astonishing, and I have had many hours of enjoyment touring and observing the production processes at such facilities. Even so, nothing piques my interest quite like the guy with a portable gas-powered sawmill cutting boards …
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Jeff Spaulding of Orono has organized a Bangor chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing that uses angling to get disabled veterans together for fly fishing activities, education and outings. The group meets at the Bangor VA Clinic 2-4 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

Disabled veterans in fly fishing group work to protect Maine waterways

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 28, 2016, at 2:57 p.m.
Disabled veterans in the recently formed Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing group spent time in uniform protecting their country, and last week got together to protect the waterways they fish.
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Visitors to Acadia National Park take in the sights from Cadillac Mountain on May 18.

State warns of high ozone levels for Saturday

By Bill Trotter on May 27, 2016, at 5:41 p.m.
A statement has been issued alerting the public about “unhealthy [ozone] levels along the coast from Kittery through Acadia.”
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Family Discovery Series: Backyard Birding

By Sue Labate on May 27, 2016, at 1:53 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 2016 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd, Holden, Maine For more information: 207-989-2591; maineaudubon.org/events/family-discovery-series-backyard-birding/ Join lead educator Cyndi Kuhn and explore the world of birding as a family, right in your own backyard! A delightful afternoon together will include …
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Wild Edibles Workshop

By Sue Labate on May 27, 2016, at 1:36 p.m.
Saturday, June 11, 2016 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd, Holden, Maine For more information: 207-989-2591; maineaudubon.org/events/wild-edibles-2/ ​This workshop​ will include walking the woods to find edible wild food along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of the plants. Please be …
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Tick Talk. Tick Talk.

By Karen Robertson on May 27, 2016, at 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Old Town Public Library, 46 Middle Street, Old Town, Maine For more information: sunkhaze.org Sunkhaze Cafe! Saturday morning at the Old Town Public Library. It’s almost summer time and outdoor lovers in New England are thinking about ticks. How to …
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Friends of Sears Island Presents Island Explorers Program for Families

By Ashley Megquier on May 27, 2016, at 9:56 a.m.
Sunday, June 12, 2016 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Sears Island, Sears Island Rd., Searsport, Maine For more information: 207-975-3878; friendsofsearsisland.org Join Friends of Sears Island for a fun-filled family nature program with Ashley Megquier on Sunday, June 12th from 10am-12:30pm. Parents and their kids will learn about various …
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Fish stocking depends on public access to the water

on May 27, 2016, at 7 a.m.
Maine waters are stocked with fish only when the public is able to access the water. I’ve been concerned for years that the stocking policy of Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is vague, and not enforced uniformly throughout the state. So I’ve been asking some questions lately about …
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Hampden Garden Club

By Patricia Kerfoot on May 26, 2016, at 6:37 p.m.
Saturday, June 4, 2016 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Harmony Hall, 24 Kennebec Road, Hampden, Maine For more information: 207-862-3909 The Hampden Garden Club will hold its tenth annual Daylily Sale on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m.–noon at Harmony Hall, 24 Kennebec Road, Hampden. The sale will feature …
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Buggin’ Out at Merrymeeting Fields Preserve- June 11

By Becky Kolak on May 26, 2016, at 4:40 p.m.
Saturday, June 11, 2016 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Merrymeeting Fields Preserve, Chopps Point Road, Woolwich, Maine For more information: 207-442-8400; kennebecestuary.org WOOLWICH- Up your Naturalist quotient! The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) is pleased to invite the public to join the Maine Entomological Society at Merrymeeting Fields Preserve …
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Bog Bridge Building with KELT on National Trails Day! June 4

By Becky Kolak on May 26, 2016, at 4:33 p.m.
Saturday, June 4, 2016 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Lilly Pond Community Forest, High Street and Getchell Street, Bath, Maine For more information: 207-442-8400; kennebecestuary.org/stewardship-series-2016 BATH- The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) invites the public on Saturday, June 4 at 9:30am to join the final workshop in the spring …
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The audience of the day's second public forum on a monument proposed by Roxanne Quimby's family for lands east of Baxter State Park listens on May 16 at the Collins Center for the Arts on the University of Maine campus in Orono.

Only monument opponents to speak during committee hearing in East Millinocket

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 26, 2016, at 4:09 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage will be the first witness at a field hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources in which only opponents of a proposed North Woods national monument are scheduled to speak.
MAINE SKIES

There’s a new brightest supernova that’s been spotted

By Clair Wood on May 26, 2016, at 2:38 p.m.
Located 3.8 billion light years from Earth, Supernova ASASSN-15th at its peak was 50 times brighter than all the stars in our Milky Way galaxy combined.
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Kirtland’'s warbler

The insanity of hardcore birders revealed

By Bob Duchesne, Special to the BDN on May 26, 2016, at 1:28 p.m.
Good Birding: Hardcore birders are insane. Naturally, I speak from personal experience.
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Warden file on Largay disappearance leaves plenty of questions

on May 26, 2016, at 1:15 p.m.
In July of 2013, Geraldine Largay, an Appalachian Trail hiker who went by the trail name Inchworm, disappeared in the mountains of western Maine. More than two years later, her skeletal remains were found on a high piece of ground about 3,000 feet from the trail, where she apparently set …
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The book "Acadia National Park: A Centennial Celebration," published in 2016 by Rizzoli New York, features photography and essays by Tom Blagden Jr., as well as essays by Christopher Camuto, Christopher Crosman, Dayton Duncan, David Rockefeller Jr., David MacDonald, Sheridan Steele and W. Kent Olsen.

Conservation photographer celebrates Acadia’s centennial with new book

By Aislinn Sarnacki on May 26, 2016, at 12:13 p.m.
“What I hope people will get from looking at the photographs is the inspiration, if not to experience Acadia directly, to at least experience nature in some way by simply getting out,” Tom Blagden said.
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Check Off Your Maine Bucket List

By Juli Settlemire on May 26, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
When people picture Maine, one of the first things that always comes to mind is the view of a sandy beach, with people gathered around a seaweed filled fire pit, gently steaming freshly caught lobster, steamers and corn on the cob. Following this appetizing vision are scenes of themselves exploring …
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"Maine Sporting Camps," by George Smith

Book on Maine’s sporting camp history shows you can get there from here

By John Holyoke on May 26, 2016, at 9:49 a.m.
Thanks to his latest book, “Maine Sporting Camps,” George Smith has made one thing perfectly clear: No matter how remote these camps are, no matter how much time you have to spend on dirt roads to reach these backwoods paradises, you can, in fact, get there from here.
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DIG IT UP; perennial and herb exchange

By Marianne Pinkham on May 26, 2016, at 8:59 a.m.
Join Nobleboro resident and gardener Betty Nelson (her specialty is daylilies) in Damariscotta on June 3 at 10 a.m. for the Center’s Seventh Annual “It’s Late Spring, Dig It Up Now, Perennial and Herb, Gardening Book and Tool Swap and Exchange”. The Center’s Annual Perennial and Herb Swap is your …
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From Terlingua, Texas to Monhegan, Maine, These boots are made for walking

on May 26, 2016, at 7 a.m.
Last fall, I got a pair of Northside Men’s McKinley Waterproof hiking boots, and immediately started wearing them on my daily walks. They were very comfortable and I liked them a lot, so I posted a review in this Outdoor News column. Today, I want to bring you up-to-date on …