Monthly Archives: April 2012
Hooked on Fishing – Not on Drugs instructor training today. I’ll be on my way to Penobscot County Conservation Associationsoon. The Hooked on Fishing – Not on Drugs Program is a national program sponsored by the Future Fisherman Foundation and … Continue reading
Wild strawberries were blossoming on April 26. This area of the woods often still has snow banks along the side of the road in late April.
Amphibians, especially spawning amphibians, usually like things a little damp, but we had mostly non-amphibian weather in the Quoddy region during the first half of April. March was warm and pretty dry, and some pools had disappeared before spawning season … Continue reading
I use my “outdoor office,” which is the picnic table by the pond, on nice days. A nearby partridge drums off and on all day. This partridge was budding in an apple tree.
Emma Balazs, from the Chewonki Foundation, will share a presentation called, “A Zero Waste World: Imagine That!” at the next meeting of the Stanton Bird Club of Lewiston and Auburn. The public is invited to attend this free presentation on … Continue reading
I’m sitting outside, minding my own business, working along and OUCH! A black fly landed in my eye. The attack has begun.
The Stanton Bird Club of Lewiston/Auburn will host a series of five Tuesday morning bird walks from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.—rain or shine—April 24, May 1, 8, 15, and 22. Each will go from Hathorn Hall on the Bates … Continue reading
Hi all — Watched a yard encounter this afternoon that was pretty dramatic. Total time spanned maybe 5 minutes. Noticed a Cooper’s Hawk grounded in the yard today ~3 p.m., and grabbed my binoculars. It was flanked by up to … Continue reading
In the Quoddy Region: This snowshoe hare has at least seven ticks on its face. Fewer ticks than normal were killed during the mild winter and reappeared in late winter rather than spring.
The Maine Master Naturalist Program is currently completing its first year in Maine. This fledgling organization is dedicated to developing a network of trained naturalist volunteers to teach natural history and encourage the stewardship of Maine’s natural environment. This year, … Continue reading