Red Squirrel

Anyone with a birdfeeder is familiar with the red squirrel, but did you know the diet of this rodent includes more than seeds and nuts?

Quoddy Nature Notes ~ White footed Mouse

Mice are fun things to study, especially during this time of year. It seems like in the attic or garage one can sometimes bump into a mouse or two.

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.

Weekly Notes ~ Phenomena of Phenology

Patience and persistence are found in studying the phenomena of phenology in nature’s ways.

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.

Snowshoe Hare Winter Adaptations

Snowshoe Hare have unique adaptations for winter survival.

Quoddy Nature Notes ~ Critters of the Subnivium

Who are the subnivean mammals in the winter subnivium environment?

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.

Weekly Notes ~ Bear Cub

Dawn Brown from Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation documents the development of three yearling bear cubs ready to return to the wild.

Weekly Notes ~ Tracks on Ice

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