Weekly Notes – October 6, 2013

Moose use an old skidder path for bedding and browse area. The achene of Bristly Buttercups hitch a ride on the author’s pantleg and doll’s eyes are silently keeping watch in the woods, all this and more in this weeks notes.

Weekly Notes May 12, 2013

Trillium are in bloom and warblers are pushing into their nesting habitats while NWS begins it’s Frost and Freeze reports and the first Black Fly Report for 2013!

Weekly Notes – April 28, 2013

Cowslips, Hummingbirds, salamanders and snakes all make an appearance. New categories are added offering Volunteer & Events and a discussion on Public Policy in this weeks Maine Nature News.

Wild Strawberries – Topsfield (Map 45)

Wild strawberries were blossoming on April 26. This area of the woods often still has snow banks along the side of the road in late April.

Quoddy Nature Notes – Dogbane

Dogbane by Fred Gralenski We have two types of Dogbane here in the Quoddy region; Spreading Dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium) and Indian Hemp Dogbane (Apocynum cannabium). Both are very widespread, and can be found over most of the US and Canada. It is a little difficult to tell them apart, especially since they are closely enough […]

Quoddy Nature Notes – Buttercups

If I was a clever, commercial writer I would write a blockbuster story about ‘Betsy from Buttercup Farm’ on Leighton Point Road in Pembroke. This story, set in the mid 1800’s, would be the Washington County version of ‘Little House on the Prairie’, as Dad would come home after his 13 hour shift as a […]

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 […]