Monthly Archives: January 2014

Wardens caution anglers that ice may not be safe

The weather is getting colder, and when temperatures drop down into the single digits again, it’s easy to forget the extended thaw that we just emerged from. But forgetting the rain and warm weather might get you into trouble, as sections of many of the state’s lakes and ponds remain unsafe. The Maine Department of […]

Readers explain Benedicta ice circle: It was caused by an eddy, or by deer chasing their tails

Up in the Aroostook County town of Benedicta, there have been some strange goings-on. Or maybe the goings-on have been remarkably normal. That’s for readers to decide. And that’s why I shared Alvin Martin’s photo of an ice circle with BDN readers last week. Many enjoyed looking at the photo and trying to figure out […]

What caused it? Ice circle in Benedicta confounds reader

It’s been a couple of months since I’ve shared a Maine woods mystery photo, but earlier this week I received an email from a reader who is wondering exactly what he found on a recent trip afield. The email was titled, “What Made This?” After looking at the photo, I can tell you that I […]

Seal pupping camera shows live nature off Maine coast

Ever wonder where seals go in the winter? Ever wonder where all those baby seals come from? Ever want to sneak a peak of seals in their natural habitat off the Maine coast? No, I hadn’t, either. Then an editor passed along a link to the Seal Pupping Cam being operated by, with help […]

Youth fish and game club to hold family fishing day Jan. 18

For several years, I’ve had conversations with plenty of parents who tell me they’d like to get their kids outdoors more often, whether to fish or hike or simply step away from an electronic-driven life for awhile. And for several years, I’ve told those parents the same thing: Go check out the Maine Youth Fish […]