Weekly Notes March 17, 2013

Learn what the vernal equinox and magnetic declination have in common. Loons are waiting for ice-out, woodcocks are arriving and maple syrup is boiling while bear cubs are placed in surrogate dens. It is a time to reflect on this and more in this week’s Maine Nature Notes.

Weekly Notes March 3, 2013

Hoarfrost, horned larks and horned grebes, Maquan and fisher tracks, but not necessarily in that order in this weeks Maine Nature News.

Mahqan, a prized natural sweetner

Mahqan (pronounced MAH-kwahn) is an indigenous word for maple syrup. This article discusses the nutritional value of this natural resource in Maine.