Category Archives: Field Notes

Time Out: Owling in Orrington

BDN photo by Aislinn Sarnacki
A barred owl perches on a tree in Orrington on March 21, 2014.

When I use the term “owling,” I mean “looking or listening for owls.” However, to make sure I wasn’t making up a term, I decided to look the word up. The internet came up with a few definitions that made me laugh: Owling: the practice of crouching like an owl in unusual places. (Source: Wikipedia) Owling: […]

Watch Maine bald eagles raise family on live webcam

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Love is in the air for Maine’s bald eagles. March marks the beginning of their mating season, and if all goes well, they’ll be raising baby eagles in no time. Thanks to Biodiversity Research Institute, people can watch this wildlife drama unfold in, not one, but two bald eagle nests located in Maine. Two videocamera, sponsored by Brookfield Renewable […]

Maine’s Teens to Trails honored by White House

Carol Leone (seated third from right), founder of Teens to Trails, a Maine organization, sits on White House Champions of Change Panel for Engaging the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders on March 18.

Teens To Trails founder Carol Leone of Edgecomb, Maine, was recently selected by the White House as a “Champion of Change: Engaging the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders” for her efforts to engage communities and youth in environmental stewardship and conservation, according to a recent press release. The Champions of Change program was created as an […]

What are these Fort Kent blue jays doing?

Courtesy of Julia Bailey
Two blue jays in Fort Kent.

Approximately 18 hours ago, Julia Bayly, a BDN writer from The County, posted an interesting photo on Facebook. Two blue jays that appear to be kissing. “Okay my birding peeps,” she wrote in the photo’s caption. “Take a gander at this behavior… Blue jays at my house today… mating behavior?” Julia took the photo after watching one […]

Take a great winter photo? “On the Water” contest is open for submissions

Courtesy of Derek Runnells
BDN reporter Aislinn Sarnacki and her dog Oreo stand at the edge of Dead River at the end of the Picnic Path in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands Dead River Parcel in January 2014.

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust recently announced a photo contest for their 2016 “On the Water” calendar. They’re inviting amateur and professional photographers alike to submit their favorite photos taken this year on or around lakes, ponds (even beaver ponds) or rivers in Bucksport, Orland, Verona Island or Dedham. Did you take photos this winter while […]