“Happy January from the Wells Forest, in Old Town!” Photo by NRCM member Pam Wells of Old Town, 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.
In February I spent five days with students from Chewonki’s Maine Coast Semester exploring Katahdin Woods and Waters, the area east of Baxter State Park proposed for inclusion in the National Park system. The Maine Coast Semester is a four-month-long program for high school juniors. In the fall and again in the winter/spring, 42 participants Read More
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.
“Here are some photos of winters past. The first photo is a Tufted Titmouse in South China. The second photo is Sebec Lake taken from ‘our summer home,’ and the third is Nubble Light in York County.” —Photos by NRCM member Jayne Winters of South China, Maine. To see past My Maine This Week photos, Read More
“This is one of my favorite early morning ice fishing shots, taken one early morning on Silver Lake in Bucksport. The colors only lasted a few brief seconds.” —Photo by NRCM member Richard Jagels of Winterport, Maine. To see past My Maine This Week photos, or to submit a photo of your own to be Read More
by NRCM board member Tony Owens, MD In Pilgrims of the Wild, Grey Owl (aka Archibald Belaney) tells us in his autobiography about his life’s commitment to ecological restoration and specifically to the protection of the beaver, a species which he previously had trapped in a subsistence fashion until he befriended two beaver kits, orphaned Read More
I have been one of the people who has attended each of NRCM’s seven polar plunges on East End Beach in Portland. I was there when about a dozen people raced into the icy cold Atlantic to kick off NRCM’s 50th anniversary year in 2009, and I was there for this past event when more Read More
By Troy R. Bennett, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story PORTLAND, Maine — Screams, whoops and primal hollers rang out over Portland Harbor on Wednesday as unseasonably-dressed swimmers hoofed it into the sea to raise money for the Natural Resources Council of Maine. The seventh annual Dip and Dash drew nearly 200 participants. Runners Read More
“‘Buttermilk’ or ‘mackerel’ sky above Mount Kineo, viewed from the frozen surface of Moosehead Lake, February 1, 2014. (‘Mackerel sky’ refers to a resemblance to the markings on mackerels.)” —Photo by NRCM member Wendy Weiger of Greenville Junction, Maine. To see past My Maine This Week photos, or to submit a photo of your own Read More