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Maine's 2016 endangered and threatened species poster, painted by Mark McCollough.

Could this piece of art save Maine’s endangered wildlife?

By Aislinn Sarnacki on March 17, 2017, at 6:03 a.m.
“We want people to know what’s at risk, the critters that are in jeopardy here in Maine.”
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Snowdrops or Snowflakes? They are alike, but different

By Nancy Brachey, The Charlotte Observer on March 17, 2017, at 5:52 a.m.
This warm winter has not only confused plants into bearing flowers way ahead of normal, it has been troublesome for gardeners too. I faced that last week when a stranger whipped out her phone to show a photograph of a flower she had seen and now wanted.
MCKAY'S FISHING ADVENTURES

Heidi

on March 17, 2017, at 5 a.m.
BECOMING...

Becoming genie. Irish need not apply.

on March 17, 2017, at 4:07 a.m.
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The New England cottontail rabbit is one of many shrubland dependent species that influenced the creation of the new Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge, approved in October. Plans for the refuge include conserving land in six northeast states, including Maine, where the New England cottontail rabbit is listed as an endangered species.

These five animals are disappearing from Maine

By Aislinn Sarnacki on March 16, 2017, at 3:08 p.m.
Biologists believe these five species are in danger of disappearing largely due to stressors caused by people.
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Register for the Elaine Hill Love Nurse 5K Walk/Run on May 6th

By Susan Jordan Bennett on March 16, 2017, at 2:11 p.m.
SUMMER IN MAINE: KIDS, CAMPS, COMMUNITY

Camp Leadership Programs: Teaching Skills for Camp, College, and Life

on March 16, 2017, at 1:28 p.m.
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"New England Grouse Hunting," by William Harnden Foster. Courtesy of Wild River Press

Classic hunting book’s prose still ‘lyrical’ 75 years after its initial release

By John Holyoke on March 16, 2017, at 1:21 p.m.
“I just think it’s a near-perfect book for its genre.”
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Of all the birds in North America, the green jay is the clear choice to lead the St. Patrick.

It’s not easy being green, just ask the birds

By Bob Duchesne, Special to the BDN on March 16, 2017, at 1:03 p.m.
The advantages of being the same color as your surroundings are obvious. So the question becomes, why aren’t more birds green?
OUT THERE

Eager readers sign up for annual drift boat trip contest|

on March 16, 2017, at 12:56 p.m.
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Vintage snowmobile races slated March 18 at Hermon

on March 16, 2017, at 10:54 a.m.
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Maine Author Dorcas Miller to visit Lithgow Public Library on March 22

on March 16, 2017, at 10:44 a.m.
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31st annual Bangor Boat Show to be held March 17-19

on March 16, 2017, at 10:23 a.m.
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Reel Paddling Film Festival comes to Portland and Bangor to benefit the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

on March 16, 2017, at 10:03 a.m.
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A Bangor Public Works plow moves snow in Bangor late Tuesday.

Winter storm dumps nearly 2 feet of snow in parts of Maine

By Danielle McLean on March 15, 2017, at 7:54 p.m.
“Portland set a daily maximum snowfall record with 16.3 inches. The previous record was 10.6 inches set in 1961.”
FISHING POLES AND ADVENTURES

March Into Spring: Are You Ready?

on March 15, 2017, at 6:06 p.m.
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“Best Dog on Earth Day” – A Celebration of Dogs and Earth Day

By Verna Holman on March 15, 2017, at 3:54 p.m.
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A Bangor Public Works plow moves snow in Bangor late Tuesday.

Mainers dig out after storm dumps foot of snow statewide

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 15, 2017, at 8:18 a.m.
Winter storm Stella dumped at least a foot of snow across the state.
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Torrey Rudge, sign tech and plow truck driver for Bangor Public Works, uses a long scraper to remove ice and snow buildup from the front of his truck in Bangor on Tuesday.

What snowplow drivers really think of people who drive in a storm

By Dawn Gagnon on March 15, 2017, at 7 a.m.
“It’s the weather. It’s going to be the weather whether we want it or not.”
THE VIRTUAL ANGLER

Winter Fly Hatches, Or, Let’s Tie One On

on March 14, 2017, at 6:49 p.m.