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Moonstruck – Lunar Facts and Folklore – A Nature Program at Woodlawn

By Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park on April 24, 2015, at 3:01 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, 19 Black House Drive, Rt. 172, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-8671; woodlawnmuseum.com/site/ Sort out facts from folklore, real lunar impacts from fantasy, as we delve into the science and mythology of our moon. The …
TOO PRECIOUS TO LOSE

Introducing Too Precious to Lose

on April 24, 2015, at 2:03 p.m.
  What can the reader expect from this blog? As the title suggests, a fairly wide perspective, similar to the view one gets looking from a mountain top to a broad open valley below. In my experience and perhaps in yours as well, distance sometimes clarifies what may seem uncertain …
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Fishing Derby Moosehead Lake

By Larry Farrington on April 24, 2015, at 12:33 p.m.
Sunday, June 14, 2015 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Fishing Derby, Moosehead Lake Only, Greenville and Rockwood , Maine For more information: 207-695-2017; mooseheadlakecoalition.org Sunday June 14, 2015 Invasive Species Derby on Moosehead Lake Only- Small Mouth Bass, White Perch and Yellow Perch. $300.00 First Place in each Category …
JOHN HOLYOKE
John Holyoke

Delayed a week, Kenduskeag river vultures are ready to feed

By John Holyoke on April 24, 2015, at 10:41 a.m.
Early Saturday morning, hundreds of paddlers will haul their canoes and kayaks off roof racks, launch those boats in Kenduskeag Stream and point their bows toward downtown Bangor, some 16 miles distant. Thousands more will line the riverbanks in places that include Six Mile Falls and Valley Avenue, where they’ll …
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Palm warbler

Is this bird lover part elven?

By Bob Duchesne, Special to the BDN on April 24, 2015, at 10:39 a.m.
I believe I may be part elf. Like most forest elves, I can read the woods. This realization came to me during a conversation that I had with a trapper this winter. It was a cold day. We were in a small cabin at Leonard’s Mills, which is the Maine …
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Maple flowers - harbinger of Spring

Celebrate Spring !

By Gudrun Keszoecze on April 24, 2015, at 10:26 a.m.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Old Town Museum, 353 Main Street in Old Town (opposite the USW – United Steelworkers Local 80 building), Old Town, Maine For more information: 2073942171; hirundomaine.org Old Town – Hirundo Wildlife Refuge in collaboration with the Old Town Museum & …
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The Maine Warden Service is investigating the report of a dead deer found in Chesterville on Wednesday. The deer was pregnant with twin fawns.

Pregnant doe found shot dead; $1,000 reward for information

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 24, 2015, at 7:50 a.m.
CHESTERVILLE | A deceased deer was found by game wardens in Chesterville on Wednesday, and the Maine Warden Service is investigating. The doe, which was pregnant with twin fawns, was located in a field posted with no trespassing signs with a fatal gunshot wound to its spine, according to …
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A man fly fishes in Grand Lake Stream April 20. Members of the Grand Lake Stream Guides Association are afraid allowing alewives to the St. Croix River will ruin their fishery.

Grand Lake Stream guides seek to restrict alewives from upper St. Croix

By Johanna S. Billings on April 24, 2015, at 5:32 a.m.
The decades-old debate over the introduction of alewives in the St. Croix River watershed is heating up again. Sport fishing guides and camp owners from the area are seeking to cut off alewife access to the upper St. Croix River, essentially reversing legislation passed in …
GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS

Fewer hunters and anglers are coming to Maine. Here’s a plan to attract them

on April 23, 2015, at 8:52 p.m.
The recent study by national experts, paid for by the Maine Tourism Commission, didn’t really tell us much that we don’t already know. Here’s what we read about hunting in the first paragraph of the 128 page report. The number of sportsmen who come to Maine to fish and hunt, …
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Vernal Pool Event in Montville

By swlamaine on April 23, 2015, at 6:08 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Anne Arnold trailhead, Halldale Road (between Rte 220 and Burnham Hill Rd.), Montville, Maine For more information: 207-589-3230; swlamaine.org Join a Vernal Pool Exploration in Montville May 2 from 7pm-8:30pm sponsored by Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance (SWLA). Join local amphibian …
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Jim Merkel bicycling in Cuba and sampling the organic produce of roadside stands.

Talk on ‘A Culture of Cycling’ at Belfast library

on April 23, 2015, at 4:02 p.m.
Monday, May 11, 2015 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., Belfast, Maine For more information: 207-323-1474 BELFAST, Maine — A talk on “A Culture of Cycling” by Jim Merkel will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, May 11, at Belfast Free Library, 106 High …
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Penobscot County Soil and Water Conservation District and Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry are holding an Invasive Forest Insect Outreach Volunteer Training!

By Amy Polyot on April 23, 2015, at 3:30 p.m.
The training will be on May 5th from 10:00-2:30PM at the Baxter State Park headquarters located on 64 Balsam Drive, Millinocket, Maine. This training is FREE and it will help participants to recognize and report signs of infestation for key invasive forest pests under watch in our state. Credits will …
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Biodiversity Research Institute to Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day May 9

By Leah Hoenen on April 23, 2015, at 3:20 p.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: River Point Conservation Area, 65 Gray Rd, Falmouth, ME For more information: briloon.org/imbd Portland, Maine–Join Biodiversity Research Institute to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at the River Point Conservation Area in Falmouth, Maine, Saturday, May 9, from 7:30 a.m. to …
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2 Free nights of camping at Red Barn Campground !

By Sally Waterhouse on April 23, 2015, at 1:49 p.m.
Friday, May 1, 2015 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.Sunday, May 3, 2015 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: Red Barn Campground, 602 Main Road, Holden, Maine For more information: 207-843-6011; rebarnmaine.com Camping season begins May 1st just 8 days from now! Come and spend Friday and Saturday night with us …
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3rd Annual Harvest at the Hut

By Juli Settlemire on April 23, 2015, at 12:05 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Maine Huts & Trails, 496 Main Street, Kingfield, Maine For more information: 207-265-2400; mainehuts.org Join us on Saturday, September 19th as we showcase our delicious culinary creations at our 3rd Annual Harvest at the Hut! Fall is a fantastic time …
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Brews & Views Beer Pairing Dinner at Maine Huts & Trails

By Juli Settlemire on April 23, 2015, at 12:03 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Maine Huts & Trails, 496 Main Street, Kingfield, Maine For more information: 207-265-2400; mainehuts.org Join us for our first-ever beer pairing dinner event! On Saturday, August 1st we will be holding the first annual Maine Huts & Trails Brews & …
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Maine Huts & Trails Backwoods Duathlon – 15K Mountain Bike + 10K Trail Run

By Juli Settlemire on April 23, 2015, at 12:01 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Maine Huts & Trails, 496 Main Street, Kingfield, Maine For more information: 207-265-2400; mainehuts.org For the second summer in a row, Baxter Outdoors and Maine Huts & Trails partner to host a classic backcountry race! This year’s race, the Backwoods …
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Summer Kick-Off Pig Roast

By Juli Settlemire on April 23, 2015, at 11:58 a.m.
Saturday, July 11, 2015 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Maine Huts & Trails, 496 Main Street, Kingfield, Maine For more information: 207-265-2400; mainehuts.org Join us at Stratton Brook Hut on Saturday, July 11th to celebrate the start of the summer season with a day of trail work followed by …
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Summer Kick-Off Trail Work Day

By Juli Settlemire on April 23, 2015, at 11:57 a.m.
Saturday, July 11, 2015 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Maine Huts & Trails, 496 Main Street, Kingfield, Maine For more information: 207-265-2400; mainehuts.org Let’s get our hands dirty and have some fun! Join Maine Huts & Trails and Carrabassett Region Nemba on July 11th to celebrate the start of …
ACT OUT WITH AISLINN

Otters spotted in Penobscot River, then muskrat steals spotlight

on April 23, 2015, at 11:29 a.m.
Shortly after high tide on April 16, wildlife enthusiast Richard Spinney decided to take a stroll along the waterfront of Brewer. The Penobscot River was rapidly melting in the spring sun, and he watched as seagulls hitched rides on blocks of ice flowing downriver. “Hey! There are some otters!” shouted …
 
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