Orono Bog Boardwalk opens for the summer

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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 […]

Where in the Maine woods am I?

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On Friday, while on an assignment to write about a certain endangered species in Maine, I took a detour to explore a coastal park that features a number of easy walking paths (not to mention a few amazing beaches!). Do you recognize this Maine park? Leave your best guesses in the comment section at the bottom of the […]

Where in the woods am I? Gulf Hagas

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Christene Berg, P.J. Laney, Colby Libby, Kenny Browning, Mark Dsr, Lisa Gorsline Romero, Carolyn Newbert, Eben Mann, Wanda Greatorex (via Facebook for Wanda and the following people), Allison Murdoch, Jeremy Perry, Melissa Hachey Cain, Gene Gilbert and Jeanette Matlock won the “Where in the woods am I?” game for Gulf Hagas near Brownville in June of 2015 given these verbal […]

Sneaking up on butterflies and other skills of macrophotography

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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?

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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 […]