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Nature Notes: Spotted Salamander

Nature Notes: Spotted Salamander

Ed Robinson
August 1, 2022

If you enjoy this article, you’re sure to love Ed Robinson’s 2018 book, Nature Notes from Maine, which includes many of the wildlife stories on this website, new stories and stunning photographs and ink drawings. Click here for details. In late winter in Maine, a few things are certain: maple sap will be running on warm days,… Read more

Nature Notes: Chipping Sparrow

Nature Notes: Chipping Sparrow

Ed Robinson
June 1, 2022

Looking weary and bedraggled, the tiny bird gathered its remaining strength while staring down its adversary. When it appeared that its aggressive stance and sharp calls were inadequate to drive away the intruder, the sparrow launched another attack. The intruder mirrored the attack and the sparrow dropped back upon the pickup’s tonneau cover to rest and… Read more

Nature Notes: Moving Month

Nature Notes: Moving Month

Ed Robinson
May 1, 2022

May is one of the best months of the year, a time when we climb out of the recliner, shake off the winter cobwebs and shift into high gear. Mud season is behind us, summer beckons and spring is bursting out all over. An upbeat song by Katrina and The Waves captured the mood of… Read more

Nature Notes: Brook Trout

Nature Notes: Brook Trout

Ed Robinson
April 11, 2022

This is one of 40 wildlife essays found in Ed Robinson’s second book, Nature Notes from Maine: Puffins, Black Bears, Raccoons & more. Click here for details. The mid-September day was perfect for fishing; overcast, upper 50’s, light breeze, no mosquitos, swamp maples in bright red dress.  The fly was a floating elk hair caddis, one of… Read more

Nature Notes: Insects at Risk

Nature Notes: Insects at Risk

Ed Robinson
March 9, 2022

Almost daily we are presented with more evidence of significant changes taking place around the globe. The big news items often refer to global warming, the status of the ozone hole, deforestation in the Amazon and rising CO2 emissions. Close to home we regularly hear about rapid warming of the Gulf of Maine and the impact on… Read more

Nature Notes: Ruffed Grouse

This is one of 40 wildlife essays found in Ed Robinson’s second book, Nature Notes from Maine: Puffins, Black Bears, Raccoons & more. Click here for details. It was a brisk but glorious winter day, dazzling blue sky, no wind and ten inches of diamond-bright powder on top of a two-foot base.  Snowshoeing through the… Read more

Nature Notes: Lights of the North

We were dog tired after a long day of rowing the heavy rafts 23 miles down the winding river, much of it into the wind. Charlie and Pete had suffered on their raft with a broken rowing frame held together with duct tape. Another 12 miles to go early the next morning to meet our… Read more

Nature Notes: Little Brown Bat

Nature Notes: Little Brown Bat

Ed Robinson
December 6, 2021

This is one of 40 wildlife essays found in Ed Robinson’s book, Nature Notes from Maine: Puffins, Black Bears, Raccoons & More. Click here for details. If this story makes your skin crawl or your scalp twitch, don’t blame me. Lois made me do it. You see, Lois is batty. I am not saying there… Read more

Nature Notes: Bobcat

Nature Notes: Bobcat

Ed Robinson
October 7, 2021

This essay comes from Ed Robinson’s new second volume in the Nature Notes series, titled Nature Notes from Maine: Puffins, Black Bears, Raccoons & More. Click here to learn more and order yours! It was cold in the dark October woods, thank goodness for my down jacket. As dawn crept slowly over the horizon behind… Read more