Drop leftover soap shards into a clean, dry sock and hang it in your fruit trees or shrubbery to deter deer from nibbling on them. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Putting human or pet hair around trees and gardens not only adds nitrogen and trace minerals to the soil, it can also deter deer and other wildlife that may want to feed on your shrubs and plants. Try stuffing the toe end of old nylons with dog hair and hang it from the fence or Read More
“My friend and I recently had a fun day in Acadia National Park. Magical coastline, stunning skies, and—well—deer.” Photos by NRCM member Pam Wells of Old Town, Maine Pam has been sharing beautiful photos of Maine wilderness and wildlife with the Natural Resources Council of Maine for many years. View more of Pam’s photos in her Read More
By V. Paul Reynolds, op-ed Sun Journal It was not so long ago that Mainers north of Augusta worried about as much about ticks as they did timber rattlers. But today ticks, having hitchhiked their way northward, are here in this part of Maine. You’ll find them on your dog and, if you spend any Read More
Every year, I pack the car with groceries, Northern Maine guide books, fishing poles, life jackets, bikes…oh, and kids! Then our family of four heads a few hours north to our favorite place on earth to be together—the rustic cabins found at the Last Resort in Jackman, Maine. There is so much to love about Read More
Guest blog by NRCM member Bryan Wells of Old Town, Maine My wife Pam and I own 1,100 acres of forested Maine property adjacent to Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. There are many mammals that call our property home. In winter, we see dozens of animal tracks from snowshoe hare to moose and bobcat. There are always Read More
Rare is the person who does not recognize a white-tailed deer when they see one! Their fur is a rich, reddish-brown in summertime and grayish-brown in winter. They stand at about three and a half feet tall at the shoulder and measure about six feet in length. Females weigh up to 250 pounds, with males weighing in at as much as 400 pounds.
A word of warning: this blog post will have nothing to do with hunting. Hunting season ended a long time ago (not true if you are a turkey hunter, but I am not, so turkey season doesn’t really count for me). It’s hard to imagine that in three months goose season will start. That seems like ages from Read More
You are used to watching our “Insider” videos from the State House or various other venues where NRCM staff are working each day. We thought this video was a great way to bring you “inside” Maine’s woods. The video is taken by a homemade motion-sensored camera built by NRCM member Bryan Wells. Read more about this video Read More