1-minute hike: Thorne Head Preserve in Bath

A view on Kennebec River

Difficulty: Easy-moderate, depending on the trails you choose to hike. The Outlook Trail, which starts at the preserve trailhead, is easy and wide, with a smooth surface of fine dirt. However, some of the other trails, such as the Stone Steps Trail, are more challenging, with steep grades and tricky footing. How to get there: […]

Mainer’s woodpecker image makes National Audubon’s top 100 photos

Photo by Linda Cullivan
An adult male pileated woodpecker returned to his chicks in June of 2014 in the Ipswitch River Wildlife Sanctuary in Massachusetts. This is a small version of a photo taken by Linda Cullivan of Scarborough that recently made the National Aududon's top 100 photos.

Wildlife photographer Linda Cullivan of Scarborough was recently honored by the National Audubon when judges selected her photo of pileated woodpeckers — out of nearly 9,000 submissions — for the society’s top 100 photos list for 2015. More than 2,300 photographers entered the contest. They hailed from all 50 states, seven Canadian provinces and the District of Columbia. Linda […]

Piscataquis and Machias river races postponed to May

Photo by Gary Guisinger 
East Machias River

Both the Piscataquis and Machias river races have been postponed for a variety of reasons, according to Maine Canoe and Kayak Racing Organization (MaCKRO). The 43rd Annual Kiwanis Piscataquis River Race, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 25, was postponed due to “poor weather and high water,” Kiwanis states on their website. The race will now be running […]

What’s in your woods? There’s a new app for that

Courtesy of NEFA

A free new mobile app, About My Woods, is helping landowners and outdoor enthusiasts learn about local forests, according to a recent press release. Developed by the North East State Foresters Association, the app provides location-specific information about the natural world, from identifying wildflowers to watershed data. Designed with family forest owners in mind, the app contains […]