“Lady’s Slippers were mentioned in your June enewsletter. They are quite common in northern Maine, especially the white ones. Pink ones are growing in my backyard in Oakland, where the threat to them is not picking by humans but eating by either squirrels, chipmunks, or deer, or maybe all three. Haven’t observed the violator(s) yet.” Photos taken… Continue Reading
Maine natural resources
by State House News Service Worcester Business Journal news story An environmental nonprofit from Maine was expected to oppose contracts between Massachusetts utility companies and Central Maine Power related to the 140-mile New England Clean Energy Connect transmission project at a hearing Wednesday. The Natural Resources Council of Maine says the NECEC project, which would… Continue Reading
Thursday’s ruling is a blow to solar advocates who have fought the new rule that reduces credits to homeowners. By Megan Doyle, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has dismissed a legal challenge to a controversial new solar energy rule, saying the dispute should go to a lower court… Continue Reading
By Mal Leary Maine Public news story Listen to full news story. Congress has until the end of September to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) that has helped fund scores of projects in Maine. The measure has the support of all four members of Maine’s delegation, and U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree is… Continue Reading
Don’t dump sour milk down the drain. Instead, spray it on outdoor plants like tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, and peppers to help defend against specific viruses and powdery mildew disease. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Birds need clean, fresh water for drinking and bathing. Provide it with a bird bath. The best ones are shallow that make drinking and bathing easy for them. Put sand at the bottom and place a few stones for birds to stand on. Change the water when it gets stale, and clean the bath regularly… Continue Reading
If your lawnmower was made before 1999, trade it in for a newer, cleaner model. Before 1999, lawnmower engines were unregulated by the EPA, so running one for one hour generated as much air pollution as running a car for two days. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the… Continue Reading
Looking for a toxic-free way to get rid of the garden snails that are spoiling your garden? Try laying boards or clay flower pots between rows of veggies for snails to attach themselves to, then collect them. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here…. Continue Reading
Rather than toss out those itty bitty pieces of soap, make a soap sock by dropping them into a clean, dry sock you don’t use anymore—it also doubles as a soft, comfy body scrubber. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.