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
If you read this column often, you know how much I dislike road slobs, who toss their garbage out their vehicle windows onto my woodlot. I walk the road from my house to my woodlot every couple of weeks and fill one bag with garbage and another with… 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
BANGOR — Bangor Land Trust’s 17th annual meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 22, at Dysart’s Broadway Restaurant, 1110 Broadway. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m., with a short business meeting at 7 p.m. and a speaker at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker Alec Giffen, senior adviser to the New… Read More
    Bring your family and friends to shake their snowshoes at our Valentines Snowshoe Dance. Tubbs and Atlas Snowshoes is bringing a van load of the latest snowshoes, so you don’t have to bring your own. We will have a DJ cranking some prime dance tunes. Too shy to… Read More