Category Archives: Field Notes

Orono Bog Boardwalk opens for the summer


The Orono Bog Boardwalk opened for its thirteenth season at 7 a.m. this today — Monday, June 29. The grand opening celebration included a ceremony in memory of Bill Glanz, a University of Maine professor and Boardwalk bird tour leader who passed away last year, according to a press release about the event. The new boardwalk […]

Sneaking up on butterflies and other skills of macrophotography

Bright sunlight makes it easy to get small details.

Wildflowers are in bloom in Maine. Along roadsides, throughout meadows, and deep in the forest, their colors pop and demand attention. And as someone who enjoys wandering about in nature, I readily give them consideration — especially when I’m carrying my camera. But photographing flowers isn’t as easy as one might think. It’s called “macrophotography,” […]

What are these butterflies doing?


Scrolling through my Facebook feed last week, I came across a stunning photo of yellow butterflies, dozens of them, in a cluster on the ground. The photographer was Sandy Holt Snide of Parkman, someone who spends a great deal of time photographing a wide variety of Maine wildlife. So what were the butterflies doing? I had […]