Monthly Archives: April 2015

Mainer’s woodpecker image makes National Audubon’s top 100 photos

Wildlife photographer Linda Cullivan of Scarborough was recently honored by the National Audubon when judges selected her photo of pileated woodpeckers — out of nearly 9,000 submissions — for the society’s top 100 photos list for 2015. More than 2,300 photographers entered the contest. They hailed from all 50 states, seven Canadian provinces and the District of Columbia. Linda […]

Piscataquis and Machias river races postponed to May

Both the Piscataquis and Machias river races have been postponed for a variety of reasons, according to Maine Canoe and Kayak Racing Organization (MaCKRO). The 43rd Annual Kiwanis Piscataquis River Race, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 25, was postponed due to “poor weather and high water,” Kiwanis states on their website. The race will now be running […]

Where in the woods am I? Bar Island

Jenn Tozier, Kat Montminy, Joel Swanton, Bill Roberts, Joanne Walsh Dodge, Brewster Harding, Carl Costanzi (via Facebook) and Adam Paquin (via Facebook) won the “Where in the Woods Am I?” game for Bar Island in Acadia National Park in April of 2015 given these verbal clues and the following gallery of photos: I’ve been spending a lot of time along […]

What’s in your woods? There’s a new app for that

A free new mobile app, About My Woods, is helping landowners and outdoor enthusiasts learn about local forests, according to a recent press release. Developed by the North East State Foresters Association, the app provides location-specific information about the natural world, from identifying wildflowers to watershed data. Designed with family forest owners in mind, the app contains […]

1-minute hike: Wonderland, Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Easy. The hike is 1.4 miles, out and back, and the trail is fairly wide and smooth, without many exposed roots and rocks. However, the trail was not designed for wheelchairs or strollers. How to get there: Drive onto Mount Desert Island on Route 3 and veer right after the causeway to head toward […]