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Aislinn Sarnacki

About Aislinn Sarnacki

Aislinn is a Bangor Daily News reporter for the Outdoors pages, focusing on outdoor recreation and Maine wildlife. Visit her main blog at

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 […]

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 […]