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UMaine offers tick-identification service

A couple of years ago, after spending hours and hours in the Maine woods, I unintentionally joined a club I hoped I could avoid. A …
ACT OUT WITH AISLINN

Where in the woods am I?

It had been too long since I had (1.) driven on logging roads, and (2.) been above 1,000 feet above sea level. So on Thursday, I decided to hike …
GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS

You can't go outside in Maine without checking for ticks

Yesterday Linda came in from gardening with three deer ticks attached. I easily extracted all three using our Tick Off plastic spoon. I had picked …
ACT OUT WITH AISLINN

1-minute hike: B-52 crash site near Moosehead Lake

Difficulty: Easy. The trail leading through the crash site and the side trails through the scattered wreckage adds up to less than 0.5 mile in …
For about a month every year alewives make their way up rivers and streams from the Gulf of Maine back to their birthplace to spawn. These alewives are traveling up Blackman Stream to get back to Chemo Pond, where the generation before them was stocked by Maine fish biologists.
Outdoors

Alewives return to Blackman Stream, inspire celebratory festival

BRADLEY | Ten miles downriver in Bangor, the Penobscot River meanders, wide and proud, showing little evidence of the epic change that’s taking place …
Black-throated Green Warbler
GOOD BIRDING

As songbirds return, so does mating season

It’s all about sex. This weekend, the bulk of migrating songbirds will finish the long journey to Maine and begin the competition for territories and …
OUT THERE

Our Maine Heritage: Alewives on the Souadabscook, 1988

Earlier today, we posted a story about the tremendous success story taking place on some tributaries of the Penobscot River: Alewives are streaming by the …
OUT THERE

Yes, the critters are cute. But leave them alone

It’s hard to resist a cute baby animal. And when hikers or homeowners see those fuzzy little critters — apparently alone, and obviously in need …
GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS

Landowner Relations Program may expand, thanks to legislature

With a couple of significant changes, legislation to expand the landowner relations program at Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife won a nearly unanimous …
Sawmill owner Jim Robbins (left) engages in debate with local business owner Matthew Polstein during an informational meeting on the proposed national park on Wednesday at Schenck High School in East Millinocket.
Outdoors

Supporter squares off with anti-national park panel in East Millinocket

Opponents and proponents of a proposed 150,000-acre national park accused each other of spouting misinformation during an informational meeting on the …
OUT THERE

Presque Isle bear raids freezer, gobbles bacon, apples

A couple weeks back, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife issued its stock seasonal warning to the state’s rural homeowners. The headline on …
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