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Monarch butterflies return to Southwest Harbor garden after years of absence

The butterflies were roosting on a recent foggy morning in Charlotte Rhoades Park and Butterfly Garden. Wings shut, they clung to the undersides of leaves and colorful blossoms, waiting in shelter for the sun.
OUT THERE

State increases number of any-deer permits by 20,295; lottery now open

OUT THERE

Snapping turtle steals angler’s big pickerel on Down East lake

GOOD BIRDING

Too many birds? Sign me up

“Camping in the North Woods was torment last weekend. I meant for it to be a quiet time, by which I mean that I wouldn’t get obsessed by birds — for once. Alas, the birds had other ideas.”
Kurt and Louise Wickenheiser have constructed a defense perimeter around their Madawaska above-ground pool to deter a local moose that has twice drained close to 500 gallons of water from the pool.
Outdoors

Moose keeps stealing water from Madawaska couple’s pool

“I’ve told my friends that hunt if they see a moose this fall with a rubber duckie pool floatie stuck in his antlers, shoot that bastard.”
BANGOR DAILY NEWS

My next talk, book signing: July 23 at Orono Bog Boardwalk

ACT OUT WITH AISLINN

1-minute hike: Wells Barrens Preserve in Wells

OUT THERE

Madawaska 10-year-old lands 47-inch muskie on the St. John River

Cover for &quotA Monarch Butterfly Story," published by Islandport Press in May 2017.
Outdoors

Endangered monarch butterfly highlight of final book in Maine series for kids

“A Monarch Butterfly Story” is the fourth and final book in the Wildlife on the Move series.
Sandy Pines Campground. Kennebunkport, Maine.
Wanderlust, by Hurlbutt Designss
ACT OUT WITH AISLINN

Maine campground takes ‘glamping’ to a new level

OUT THERE

64 more Atlantic salmon reach Milford; Season total at 786

The white-footed mouse is the preferred host of black-legged ticks, which carry Lyme disease.
Outdoors

Adorable mouse is to blame for the spread of Lyme disease

The critters run through forest floors throughout the eastern United States, snatching up acorns and other tree seeds, berries and bugs.