Black Bears Among Us

Black bears are often near but a glimpse might be all we get or if we’re lucky a track. They are adapted to survive and thrive in Maine.

Tracks or Tricks in Mud Season

Wild creatures are usually on the sly and the only way to know what creature was there is from the tracks, but really, who was there?

Tracks in the old log yard

March is my favorite month, the warm days hint of spring but the nights are still cold enough to hold the snow cover just a bit longer.

Winter Deer Yards

The stark beauty of winter often reveals the harsh existence of this gentle creature in its role in the food chain to transfer energy from the herbivores to the carnivores in winter deer yards.

Rockcap Fern

On a dead-cold day in January the Rockcap Fern gently waves its green finery.

Weekly Notes ~ Northern Flicker

These ant eating woodpeckers have had many alias’ beyond the common name of
Northern Flicker.

Weekly Notes ~ Winter Sky

January’s winter sky makes for interesting nature observation.

Weekly Notes ~ Snowy Owls

Noted for its southern sojourns in Mable Osgood Wright’s 1895 Birdcraft, the Snowy Owl is delighting nature observers across the State of Maine this year.

Weekly Notes ~ Tracks on Ice

A dusting of snow on a pond making ice provides a perfect opportunity to find tracks.

Weekly Notes – November 9, 2013 Common Merganser

Common Mergansers, mysteries and nature’s clues in this weeks notes.