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MAINE SKIES

A look at the Earth’s tilt in 2015

By Clair Wood on Jan. 29, 2015, at 1 p.m.
This year the Earth was at perihelion or closest approach to the sun on Jan. 4, when the two were separated by a distance of about 77,450,000 miles. The Earth will be at aphelion or most distant from the sun on July 6 when they are separated by about 94,550,000 …
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Great blue heron with an eel.

Great blue heron wrestles with an eel

By Dave Small on Oct. 28, 2014, at 10:13 a.m.
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Scott Cates of Old Town and his nephew, Grady Vanidestine, 9, of Brewer, went looking for moose Monday on the first day of the hunting season.

The thrill of a first moose hunt

on Sept. 23, 2014, at 2:59 p.m.
Scott Cates of Old Town and his nephew, Grady Vanidestine, 9, of Brewer, went looking for moose Monday on the first day of the hunting season. The day was special since it was Vanidestine’s first hunt, and the first time Cates has been chosen for a permit in 30 years. This post …
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Twelve-spot skimmer.

Nature’s palette is brilliant

By Dave Small on Sept. 23, 2014, at 9:50 a.m.
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White-tailed deer in the corn.

Deer in the corn highlights photo safari

By Dave Small on Sept. 16, 2014, at 9:50 a.m.
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Canadian tiger swallowtail.

Nature’s photo ops are plentiful

By Dave Small on Sept. 02, 2014, at 9:38 a.m.
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Dad brings back a meal.

Feeding time at the osprey nest

By Dave Small on Aug. 28, 2014, at 8:58 a.m.
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Button buck

Button buck takes a peek

By Dave Small on Aug. 19, 2014, at 9:59 a.m.
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Bald eagle on the shore makes for great photos

By Dave Small on Aug. 05, 2014, at 10:47 a.m.
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A red fox licks its lips

Red fox licks its lips

By Dave Small on July 29, 2014, at 9:20 a.m.
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Loons, young deer highlight photo excursions

By Dave Small on July 22, 2014, at 10:01 a.m.
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Harbor seal on a rock.

Seal swims by for a photo op

By Dave Small on July 07, 2014, at 9:36 a.m.
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Canada geese goslings.

Birds abound: Canada geese for Canada Day

By Dave Small on July 01, 2014, at 7:09 a.m.
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Green frog

Green frog, eastern toe-biter take center stage

By Dave Small on June 24, 2014, at 2:11 p.m.
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Tree swallow

Birds in abundance

By John Holyoke on June 17, 2014, at 10:01 a.m.
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Canada goose on the move.

Birds aplenty in Essex Street Marsh

By Dave Small on June 10, 2014, at 9:27 a.m.
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Gulls compete for their share of alewife run

By Dave Small on June 03, 2014, at 9:31 a.m.
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An osprey flies off with an alewife snack.

Ospreys enjoying the return of alewives

By Dave Small on May 27, 2014, at 11:44 a.m.
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Red-winged blackbird on its perch.

Red-winged blackbird sings a song

By Dave Small on May 20, 2014, at 10:36 a.m.
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Red fox kits at play in Old Town.

Fox kits staying active in Old Town

By Dave Small on May 06, 2014, at 10:23 a.m.
 
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