For people looking for a bit of a challenge this winter, this list may be for you. But first, a word of caution: snowshoeing is more difficult than hiking. It takes longer, it takes more energy, and it requires closer monitoring of your body — especially… Read More
    Coming face to face with a moose was the last thing Lyle Blais of Bangor expected while snowshoeing in Bangor’s Rolland F. Perry City Forest on Sunday, Jan. 7, but that’s what happened. In fact, Blais was able to spend a few peaceful moments with the creature before… Read More
An unimpressed deer drives a cat away from a pile of food. (Sue Underhill Kelly photo) Up in Allagash, many locals feed deer. And apparently, other critters sometimes show interest in the piles of feed that are left to help the deer make… Read More
    After 10 days or so of freeze-your-beard-off weather, it would seem that anything that can freeze (toes, fingers, your car’s engine, lakes, ponds) would have done so. Back in December, Green Lake in Dedham was still open near Jenkins Beach. The lake reportedly froze over… Read More
I raced through all four of Jennifer Wixson’s novels that comprise the Sovereign Series. After stopping long enough to write reviews of each of her first two novels, I intended to do that when I finished reading novel #3, The Songbird of Sovereign, but I made the mistake… Read More
2018 Camp Scholarships Available Do you know someone who is interested in birding, marine science or natural history? Downeast Audubon is offering scholarships to summer camp for teens ages 10 – 19, as well as one educator scholarship. All scholarships cover the full cost for one… Read More
    On Saturday, January 27th beginning at 10am, Hirundo Wildlife will once again host Winter Fun Day.  This fun filled day includes the region’s only opportunity to enjoy dog sled rides,  plus showshoe racing, cross country skiing, snow sculptures, a winter scavenger hunt and ecology walk. Read More
ROCKPORT – On Saturday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m.- 12 noon,  Maine Coast Heritage Trust invites adventurers of ages to join steward and naturalist Kirk Gentalen for a lively morning outdoors and discover some of the wildlife stories that Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport has to offer. Read More
    12,000 miles. For some, long-distance hiking becomes a serious lifestyle commitment. Ron Dobra, Greenville resident, has backpacked 6 major long-distance trails. Join Ron as he describes, with photos, his experience completing the “Triple Crown” – hiking the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide Trails –… Read More