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OUT THERE

Time for fighting’s over. Instead, let’s embrace Maine’s national monument

Pileated Woodpecker
GOOD BIRDING

How to identify woodpeckers by the sounds they make

Today we learn how to speak woodpecker.
Patten, ME
CONTRIBUTORS

Moving from New York to rural Maine inspired this boy’s love of birds

“Birding allows me to lose myself,” Bill Sheehan said. “Time seems to stop. It’s a great escape. I can do it every day because there’s always something new to see and learn.”
#MAINE

This ‘ice carousel’ covered in snowmobiles may be the most quintessentially Maine thing ever recorded

Welcome to The County, where the engineering is sound and the beer is cold.
VITAL SIGNS

Tick researchers found Powassan virus in these Maine towns

Outdoors

Bowdoinham sees series of possible rabies cases

“There’s something going on,” Bowdoinham Animal Control Officer Cliff Daigle said Friday. “I’m not saying it’s rabies. Maybe it’s distemper.”
ACADIA ON MY MIND

Charlie Jacobi boosts Acadia National Park hiking

Charlie Jacobi, Acadia National Park resource specialist, answers questions about Bates-style cairns, visitor use, transportation planning, hiking trails and climate change. Find out what’s changed in the park since he started as a seasonal ranger in 1984.
THE VIRTUAL ANGLER

Gorgeous Georges, A Most Excellent River

GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS

You’ll continue to be nickeled and dimed to hunt in Maine

The old, abandoned locomotives on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway is the destination of a driving convoy this summer. So far, more than 50 people are planning to take part in the 90-mile drive into the Maine woods in August.
Outdoors

How to see ‘Ghost Trains’ deep in the Maine woods

The backroad trip into the North Maine Woods in the First Ghost Train Convoy will visit the abandoned steam engines and tramway between Eagle and Chamberlain lakes.
Teens To Trails founder Carol Leone
Outdoors

Teens To Trails celebrates 10th year with new outdoor-themed festival

T3 has provided high school outing clubs throughout the state with more than $60,000 in grants for outdoor equipment and transportation funds. The nonprofit also provides these outing clubs with free online resources, outdoor skills trainings and trip lotteries.
GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS

Lots of support for expanding brook trout protection

Two harlequin ducks float on the calm surface of the ocean.
GOOD BIRDING

Birders boat through a snowstorm to spot a ‘crazy’ duck

This was to be the last storm of the season. But I have an emergency supply of coffee brandy tucked away just in case.
Honeybees increase the yield of blueberries by 1,000 pounds of berries per hive per acre.
THE BEE WHISPERER

Keeping backyard hives benefits bees, humans

Most years, I send two to four hives to various small-scale, organic blueberry growers in the region to pollinate their fields. Generally, adding honey bees will increase the yield of blueberries by 1,000 pounds of berries per hive per acre.
ACT OUT WITH AISLINN

1-minute hike: Till’s Point Preserve in Penobscot