Despite cold temperatures keeping many Mainers inside over the past week, NRCM member Jayne Winters had many wildlife visitors to her backyard in South China, and we are fortunate that she had her camera ready to capture their adorable images and share them with us! Thanks, Jayne! Do you have Maine wildlife or landscape photos… Continue Reading
Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) Cool fact: Gray squirrels will hide food all over the neighborhood, each time taking note of surrounding landmarks and use spatial memory and smell to recover buried food. This is harvest season, a time to prepare for the long winter ahead. In the city and in the country, gray squirrels are… Continue Reading
Instead of throwing out worn items, use them for less-demanding purposes. Use shabby bath towels to dry the dog, or chipped plates to collect water under houseplants. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
For many creatures, their saving grace was the 1973 law that some congressional Republicans now would like to relax, if not put to bed. by Darryl Fears Washington Post news story The federal Endangered Species Act has been called the world’s gold standard for environmental protection. Passed in 1973, it strengthened earlier federal protections for… Continue Reading
Cool Fact: Ermine can reach speeds of eight miles per hour, and they can jump as high as six feet.
Many cultures consider marten to be symbolic of luck, bravery, or kinship.
The American black bear (Ursus americanus), one of three bear species native to North America, is the only bear that lives in the eastern United States.
As a micro-scale farmer who has put a lot of effort into every vegetable, egg and pork chop I sell, I’ve often thought it an unfortunate side effect of life in the land of plenty that most of us don’t really worry about throwing away food. But we need to start. Food waste may not… Continue Reading
By Wayne Hooper Seacoastonline.com news story Maine has a plan for conserving its most rare and vulnerable fish and wildlife species. Maine’s Wildlife Action Plan, created in 2005, focuses on voluntary measures that can assist many of the state’s most vulnerable species. It highlights natural area conservation efforts, and sets the course for the future… Continue Reading