Today, I sent the following email to my colleagues Abigail Curtis and Kimberly Merrifield, as well as my husband, Derek Runnells, regarding our upcoming participation in the US National Toboggan Championships scheduled for Friday-Sunday, Feb. 9-11, at the Camden Snow Bowl. The four of us have registered… Read More
Because this is an opinion piece, and because I’m not even making an attempt to be nice, or politically correct, or unbiased, or even friendly, I’ll say this just once, in a way that might (finally) make a difference. The arrow shows where a snowmobile… Read More

Outdoors Blogs

“The committee is sometimes confused,” said Francis Brautigam, speaking on February 16 to his fisheries working group about the legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee. Francis was deeply upset about the February 6 IFW Committee work session on expanding protection for our native brook trout. I reported… Read More
    As we mark Presidents Day and think of the challenges facing Acadia National Park under the Trump administration, may we remember the Antiquities Act signed by Theodore Roosevelt that ultimately led to creation of Acadia, and Franklin D. Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps that helped build Ocean Path and other trails. Read More
Friends of Sears Island will host a winter ecology walk on Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m.- 12 noon. Enjoy a late winter walk on Sears Island with Maine Master Naturalist Cyrene Slegona while searching for animal tracks and signs of spring and observing the ever-changing beauty of the… Read More
    Friends of Sears Island will host a presentation on the history of air pollution in Maine by Dr. Stephen Norton, at the Belfast Free Library on March 7th, at 6:30pm. Humans have only been able to accurately characterize the chemical climate of Earth for about 50 years. To… Read More
BLUE HILL — A Downeast Audubon talk by naturalist Lynn Havsall on “Maine’s Wild Dogs — Foxes and Coyotes” will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Blue Hill Public Library, 5 Parker Point Road. No doubt you’ve seen (or heard) foxes and coyotes around… Read More
    On Saturday February 24, come join us for cross-country skiing, sliding, snowshoeing, tote sled rides and guided nature walks at the Aroostook State Park Winter Family Fun Day. Hot dog lunch provided. Visit the warming hut for coffee and cocoa, then enjoy the… Read More