Aislinn Sarnacki

Aislinn Sarnacki

Outdoors Reporter

 
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1-minute hike: Simon Trail in Lamoine

on March 21, 2017, at 1:59 p.m.
LAMOINE, Maine -- 03/16/17 -- Simon Trail travels through a forest of both young and mature trees, coated with fresh snow, on March 16, in Lamoine. (Aislinn Sarnacki | BDN)

1-minute hike: Simon Trail in Lamoine

By Aislinn Sarnacki on March 21, 2017, at 1:57 p.m.
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Where in the woods am I? Win an L.L.Bean gift card!

on March 20, 2017, at 8 a.m.
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Where in the woods am I? Simon Trail

on March 20, 2017, at 8 a.m.

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.”
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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1-minute hike: Central Penjajawoc Preserve in Bangor

on March 14, 2017, at 12:29 p.m.

1-minute hike: Central Penjajawoc Preserve in Bangor

By Aislinn Sarnacki on March 14, 2017, at 12:26 p.m.
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Where in the woods am I? Central Penjajawoc Preserve

on March 13, 2017, at 10:27 a.m.

Women gather to learn winter outdoor skills in western Maine

By Aislinn Sarnacki on March 10, 2017, at 8:58 a.m.
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Participants in the 2017 Maine Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Winter Skills Weekend cook pretzels over a campfire while learning about outdoor cooking on Feb. 26, at the University of Maine Bryant Pond 4-H Camp and Learning Center.

Maine camp has women shooting guns, tracking wildlife and becoming best friends

By Aislinn Sarnacki on March 10, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“We met these women and they became lifelong friends,” said Tonya Fons, who returns to the Maine Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Winter Skills Weekend with four friends every year.
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I’ll present on my upcoming book at Orono sportsmen’s show this weekend

on March 08, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.
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1-minute hike: Furth and Talalay sanctuaries in Surry

on March 07, 2017, at 12:16 p.m.

1-minute hike: Furth and Talalay sanctuaries in Surry

By Aislinn Sarnacki on March 07, 2017, at 11:20 a.m.
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Where in the woods am I? Furth and Talalay sanctuaries

on March 06, 2017, at 10:43 a.m.
Maine state trooper Diane Perkins-Vance, left, and other law enforcement officers unload the items collected from Christopher Knights campsite in Rome near North Pond. Items collected included cookware, propane tanks, ATV batteries and handheld videogames. All the items were stolen from camps and properties over the course of Knight's 27-year stint of living isolation.

Looking back on the dismantling of the ‘North Pond Hermit’s’ camp

By Aislinn Sarnacki on March 02, 2017, at 1:45 p.m.
Kitchen gadgets, Old Spice deodorant, an L.L. Bean sleeping bag and handheld electronics were hauled out of the woods on April 11, 2013, as law enforcement dismantled the camp of Christopher Knight, a man known by local residents as the North Pond Hermit.
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1-minute hike: Rumford Whitecap Mountain in Rumford

on Feb. 28, 2017, at 6:46 p.m.

1-minute hike: Rumford Whitecap Mountain

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Feb. 28, 2017, at 6:26 p.m.
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Where in the woods am I? Rumford Whitecap Mountain

on Feb. 27, 2017, at 11:07 a.m.
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Henry Owen bikejors along the Sunrise Trail in Ellsworth with his dogs Muddy and Mia on Monday morning. Owen and his fiancee Renee McManus of Surry are proponents of bikejoring, or riding your bike while being pulled by one or two dogs attached by harness, and their goal is to share this sport with others in Maine.

Dogs pulling bikes: Bikejoring becomes passion of Surry kennel

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Feb. 24, 2017, at 1:15 a.m.
Biking while being pulled by dogs, or bikejoring, can be a serious racing sport, or it can just be fun way for dogs — and people — to “get their wiggles out.”