Quoddy Nature Notes ~ Vultures

It’s safe to talk about the Turkey Vultures, they’ve all flown south for the winter.

Quoddy Nature Notes ~ Cormorant

Two species of Cormorant can be found in Maine year-round however, the Shag flies south each fall while the Great Cormorant can be found in the cold coastal waters throughout the winter months.

Quoddy Nature Notes ~ Thunderbird

The story of Thunderbird

Quoddy Nature Notes – Sapsuckers

Tap tap tap, is that a sapsucker pecking on my apple tree?

Quoddy Nature Notes – Turkeys

With the leaves falling and Thanksgiving barely a month away, my mind drifted over to turkeys.

Quoddy Nature Notes

Jumping grasshoppers! These ecological pests are food for a variety of species of birds and animals including humans in some parts of the world!


Cicadas certainly are an interesting bug that fit nicely with our present affection for stuff like, ‘shocking’, ‘scary’ and, ‘ the world is going to be destroyed by aliens’.

Quoddy Nature Notes – Ready for Winter?

Quoddy Nature Notes – Ready for Winter?


Nature is a pretty wondrous system, but not all of the time what we as people would consider nice, whatever the definition of ‘nice’ is.

Quoddy Nature Notes – Juniper

Juniper                 Juniper, Juniperus communis, is a neat little plant we have growing here in the Quoddy region.  As a matter of fact, it has the largest range of any woody plant in the world, ranging across most of the Northern Hemisphere.  With that big of a range one would think there would be many […]