Participate in Project FeederWatch. Observe and record the birds that come to your feeder and submit the results to help identify bird trends across the country. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
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
“The monarchs seem to be doing better this year as we have had several around our house this year.” Photo by NRCM member Sam Horine of Skowhegan, Maine Want to see more photos by Sam and his family? We have a whole series of photos by Sam, his wife, Patricia, and their son, Sam. To… Continue Reading
As you now, Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters (KWW) National Monument has been in the news again recently. While Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was doing a tour of the area, we decided to make another visit, on the same day. The birding opportunities in the Monument are so bountiful, but to keep this blog manageable,… Continue Reading
Gerard Monteux of Hancock, Maine is a regular contributor to our My Maine This Week feature, as well as our Nature of Maine calendar. If you are in the Ellsworth area, be sure to stop by his gallery, Monteux Gallery, to see more of his spectacular photography! This slideshow offers some amazing wildlife and scenic… Continue Reading
by Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press Boston Globe news story STACYVILLE, Maine (AP) — In a rural corner of Maine that’s so remote even Mainers call it “the willy-wags,” there’s a new place for camping, hiking and birding. But it comes with a dash of political intrigue. Maine’s new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
Time to start putting together your summer reading list, and NRCM members can help! Featured here are books published by our members covering a range of genres, from essay and memoir to poetry and fiction. There are also a few field guides to help you better understand—and find!—the nature of Maine. If you’re an author… Continue Reading
These beautiful photos of moose were taken recently in and around Baxter State Park by NRCM member Gerard Monteux of Hancock, Maine. To see past My Maine This Week photos, or to submit a photo of your own to be featured on our website, please visit www.nrcm.org/our-maine/my-maine-this-week.