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Nature Notes: Piping Plover

Nature Notes: Piping Plover

Ed Robinson
November 10, 2020

One of the hazards of watching the evening news while eating your dinner is that you may end up with indigestion. No, this is not a story about the recent elections – we all need a few months to recover from those. Rather I’m talking about those two-minute clips about disasters and tragedies that occur… Read more

Nature Notes: Muskrat

Nature Notes: Muskrat

Ed Robinson
October 5, 2020

If you enjoy this article, you’re sure to love Ed Robinson’s 2018 book, Nature Notes from Maine, which includes wildlife stories, stunning photographs and ink drawings. Click here for details. If you are 50 or older, you surely remember a wonderful little song from 1976 about two lovers named Susie and Sam. According to the song, they… Read more

Animal Oddities

Animal Oddities

Ed Robinson
September 1, 2020

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. As the wild turkeys headed toward the log where I rested, I froze in place, hoping to avoid… Read more

Nature Notes: Gray Catbird

Nature Notes: Gray Catbird

Ed Robinson
August 6, 2020

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. Our eyes are often drawn to the flashiest creatures around us, and this is particularly true with birds…. Read more

Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird

Ed Robinson
July 8, 2020

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. If I had to nominate the 10 birds on my most popular list, the red-winged blackbird would certainly… Read more

The Lone Star Tick

There has been extensive media coverage in recent years regarding tick borne diseases in Maine. The most common of these is Lyme disease, but anaplasmosis and babesiosis are rapidly growing in prevalence here. The primary carrier of the bacteria causing those diseases is the black-legged tick, often called the deer tick. Maine unfortunately is now… Read more

Nature Notes: Northern Leopard Frog

f 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. Photo by Wirepec, iStock In early March many readers would like to be ensconced in warm climates well… Read more

Nature Notes: Tufted Titmouse

Nature Notes: Tufted Titmouse

Ed Robinson
February 4, 2020

If you enjoy this article, you’re sure to love Ed Robinson’s 2018 book, Nature Notes from Maine, which includes informative and entertaining stories about wildlife, as well as stunning photographs and ink drawings. Click here for details. If you have installed bird feeders for the winter, you are enjoying a range of visitors by now. Most days… Read more

Nature Notes: Atlantic Sea Scallop

Nature Notes: Atlantic Sea Scallop

Ed Robinson
January 7, 2020

If you enjoy this article, you’re sure to love Ed Robinson’s 2018 book, Nature Notes from Maine, which includes informative and entertaining stories about wildlife, as well as stunning photographs and ink drawings. Click here for details. Temperatures are falling and snow is piling up around town. That is great if you are a skier… Read more

Nature Notes: Northern Cardinal

Nature Notes: Northern Cardinal

Ed Robinson
December 10, 2019

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. The holidays are upon us, and everywhere you see red – flashing lights, bright ribbons, ugly… Read more