Category Archives: Natural History

The Snowy Season & Poetry

With fall transitioning into winter, Maine’s landscapes are becoming cloaked in white. Depending upon geography and elevation, varying amounts of snow sit in our woods and on our fields. Some waters are frozen over, though many are still open with … Continue reading

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Moosehead Lake Region Trail Development Highlights for 2014

Br’er Rabbit’s feigned request to not be thrown into the briar patch comes to mind when I think about being tasked with developing new and enhanced non-motorized trails in the Moosehead Lake Region. Sure, there are a lot of moving … Continue reading

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Upon Encountering the Moose Carcass

The image to the left shows a moose carcass encountered deep in the woods of #4 Mountain in Frenchtown, Maine. It was found while examining soils and hydrology along a possible trail location associated with the Moosehead Lake Region non-motorized … Continue reading

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Spring Now in Full Force in the Moosehead Lake Region

The woods are coming alive in Maine’s north country. While leading a Maine Conservation Corps trail crew leader on a preview of trail work for an upcoming project in the Moosehead Lake Region, I heard a number of great bird … Continue reading

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Eagles are Wonderful, but Don’t Overlook Ospreys.

Given that the bald eagle is our majestic national symbol, we can all be excused if it is the first raptor that comes to mind when we think about fish-hunting birds. Here in Maine, while bald eagles are thankfully somewhat … Continue reading

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