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 – Baxter versus Quoddy

My first visit to Baxter State Park was in 1965, when I camped with some friends at Chimney Pond and spent one day making the loop up to the peak by the Cathedral Trail, over the Knife Edge and back, and another day working with the staff in an unsuccessful search for some lost campers.  […]

Nature in the Quoddy Region

Rabbit with Ticks

In the Quoddy Region: This snowshoe hare has at least seven ticks on its face. Fewer ticks than normal were killed during the mild winter and reappeared in late winter rather than spring.

Quoddy Nature Notes – Seasonal Foods

Seasonal Foods by Fred Gralenski With the summer winding down here in the Quoddy region it’s interesting to note the changing diet of the critters as some their foodstuff items have gone by, others are still available and some are just starting to ripen.  From my perspective this year was not a good year for […]

Quoddy Nature Notes – More About Lupine

QUODDY NATURE NOTES by Fred Gralenski More lupines?  I’m sorry.  Even if their blossoms here have largely gone by, the whys and the wherefors of our native lupine Lupinus perennis, still escape me.  Apparently our native lupine, at least according to some of the senior folk here in Pembroke, was never as common as our […]

November, 2009

Sunday, November 15, Topsham (Map 6) From about noon on Saturday till the wee hours of Sunday morning over 5″ of rain fell here in Southern Maine do to the remains of Hurricane Ida passing through. On Sunday morning I took a walk or should I say splash along some of the trails of the […]

September, 2009

Volume 14, No. 9 What Is It? We have answers! Over the last three weeks I have gone to all my usual spots looking for milkweed plants. NONE! The dried stems from last year are there but none from this season at all. This is in the Biddeford/Saco area. Anyone else notice this? JB September […]