Monthly Archives: March 2014

Maine Poetry Resource Worth a Click

For those who enjoy poetry, particularly Maine poetry that often relates at least indirectly to the natural world, there is a nice resource to explore. Take Heart: A Conversation in Poetry  is an initiative between the Maine State Library, the … Continue reading

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Winter Looks to Linger Across Maine’s Mountains

It looks like the snow will be around a while this spring. A recent snowshoe foray up Mount Blue (Mount Blue State Park) showed that “calendar” spring and conditions on the ground can be very different things in Maine’s mountains.

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Forty to One – the Symbolism of Maple Sugaring

Though it’s been a long winter, the maple sap should be flowing – at least on the days above freezing. Maine Maple Sunday is near (March 23rd), and Maine and its northern forest neighbors are collectively celebrating the culture and … Continue reading

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Powerful Spring Sun at Work in the Outdoors

Author’s Note: this piece of writing originally published in 2009. As of 3/17/2014, we (most of Maine) are not quite to the patch snow phase. One of the best indicators of the spring’s emergence is sap flowing in trees. While … Continue reading

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