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?

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.

Weekly Notes – September 8, 2013

Naturalized apple trees growing along an abandoned field edge provide abundant wildlife observation in this week’s Maine Nature News.

Weekly Notes – April 14, 2013

Climate variation across Maine is most noticeable during April when Canada Geese are nesting in the southwestern portions of the state while northern areas are still under ice.


Porcupines, fascinating curiosities and decided nuisances of the second largest rodent in North America.

Weekly Notes February 24, 2013

Winter Beaver lodges, porcupine trails and ice jams lead up to Monday’s full moon at Maine Nature News.

January 12, 2013 Weekly Nature News

January 12, 2013               Weekly News Storm systems have been quiet since the New Year, however in typical New England style the temperatures have gone from frigid cold to moderately above freezing and light rain across a large portion of the state predicted through the next couple of days.  Snow pack is settling making for good […]

Beavers – Waite (Map 45)

It was late Saturday afternoon. The sun was below the tree line and in spite of hunting for two hours, we hadn’t seen a partridge yet. We crested the rise and looked down at a mound of dirt blocking the road. On the other side, the road had washed out. Beavers flooded the area long ago. It wasn’t partridge to add to the bean pot but at least we saw something. We watched two large beavers for a few minutes before heading home.

Peek-A-Boo with a Chipmunk

I thought I’d share some pictures I took in Wiscasset of a game of peek-a-boo I had with a chipmunk. KM