Monthly Archives: November 2015

Where in the woods am I? Mount Megunticook

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Carolyn Newbert, Leslie Gordon Curtis, Kathy Kahler, Tim Henderson, Boomer & Suzie (via email), Sandie “Bluebearee” Sabaka, Rick Seibel, Jeremy Perry, Ted Pearson, Dave McDonough, Carey Kish, Bill Bourgoine (via Twitter), @patclausclaus (via Twitter) and @FitMaine (via Twitter) won the “Where in the woods am I?” game for Mount Megunticook in Camden Hills State Park […]

Orono Bog Boardwalk receives $30,000 grant

New sections of the boardwalk.

The Orono Bog Boardwalk reconstruction campaign has received a $30,000 grant from the Maine Timberlands Charitable Trust established by the late Barbara Wheatland, Boardwalk Director Jim Bird announced today. This grant, the result of a competitive proposal, constitutes sponsorship of an interpretive station and five boardwalk sections. It supports a major part of Phase 3A […]

1-minute hike: Ship Harbor Nature Trail in Acadia National Park

Oreo and I

Difficulty: Easy to moderate. The trail forms a 1.3-mile figure eight. The first loop is surfaced with gravel and designed to be wheelchair accessible; while the second loop is not surfaced with gravel, not wheelchair accessible and includes bog bridges, rocky sections and some exposed tree roots that can easily trip people not paying attention […]

Winter birds bring life back to my yard

A titmouse eating out of a bird feeder in my backyard in November 2015.

This winter, when food is in short supply on the Maine landscape, most of the state’s birds will do just fine. The chickadees and nuthatches, goldfinches and cardinals, bluejays and northern mockingbirds, woodpeckers and tufted titmice — they remain in Maine during the winter because they’ve adapted to survive the cold. Nevertheless, I enjoy helping them out just […]