Tag Archives: Maine

Piebald deer makes a return visit to Bangor field

(Photo courtesy of Shelly Brown)

Shelly Brown of Bangor is an avid nature photographer, and over the past few years, she has sent along some stunning photos. I’ve come to look forward to Brown’s periodic emails, and never know what I’m going to find. Back in mid-March, an obviously frustrated Brown sent some shots of a piebald deer — often […]

Man in moose attack video has seen it all, from biting coyotes to angry mother buffaloes

A baby moose takes a swipe at Wes Livingston after Livingston released it from a net during a research effort recently. (Photo by Wes Livingston)

When Wes Livingston headed to Maine for the first time last month, he didn’t plan on ending up in a video that went viral on the internet. He did think he might get some pretty good footage on the GoPro camera he wore on his head. And he did know he’d get up close and […]

Sugarloaf debuts Wescott video series, ‘Surgery to Sochi’

After winning two Olympic gold medals — the first two ever awarded in his sport of snowboard cross — Maine’s Seth Wescott was among those expected to contend for another medal at the 2014 Sochi, Russia Games. Some thought the quest for that third gold medal ended on an Alaska mountain in April, when Wescott […]

The mystery beast that might make you avoid the woods: Werewolf in Wayne?

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been able to share some pretty cool trail camera images — so many, in fact, that we’ve built a little series of blogs out of the “mystery beast” franchise. In what may be the understatement of the year, I’ll tell you that those blog posts have been pretty popular […]

Bangor hunter bags ‘North Woods Law’ bear

Every year, hunters in Maine end up shooting several bears that are sporting official Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife jewelry: Numbered ear tags that indicate the bear has been handled by biologists in the past. Some of those bears have been captured as part of the state’s research efforts. Others are outlaws, or “nuisance […]

Paddle down to L.L. Bean next weekend

Come summer, it seems you can’t drive 10 miles on any Maine road without seeing a half-dozen vehicles with kayaks strapped to them. Canoes, while not nearly as ubiquitous, are also pretty common. This is Maine, after all. And even if you never venture Down East or visit the many seaside towns that have thriving […]

2012 not a banner year for Penobscot salmon

Each spring, those with an interest in fisheries conservation and Atlantic salmon start paying particular attention to the Penobscot River and an activity that has taken place there every year since 1978: Salmon are trapped, examined, and often trucked to Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery in East Orland. The results of those daily trips to […]

The rock’s name: Junk of Pork

On Monday I shared a pair of doctored-up photos with you and asked you to identify the popular rock that was depicted. Today you can see the before-and-after versions of those altered photos … and hear some interesting stories from your fellow readers. Many of you took time to play my first “outdoor photo scavenger […]