Reports indicate it will be a strong year for foliage this autumn in Maine.
In an article for the Bangor Daily News Hannah Lazaro describes the animals she breeds, known as sugar gliders, as "In the night time they're like crazy little monkeys. In the daytime they're like a pet potato." They are chipmunk-sized marsupials that can glide up to 150 feet and are common in Australia, Madagascar, and Indonesia.
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife took to the air and now have their most accurate prediction of Maine's moose population so far. By counting over the course of two winters and verifying the number by flying over Eastern and Northern Maine in a helicopter, the department estimates there are 76,000 moose in the state. The technique was used previously to count deer in Quebec and New Brunswick, and was adopted by the sate for the first time for this survey.
Most anglers release most of the fish they catch, so it makes sense for all of us to know the best techniques for releasing hooked fish. These techniques are particularly important for stressed out fish caught in the warmer water of summer.
It always thrills me when I find artists who can capture the best of Maine’s environment, in photographs, paintings, wooden crafts, sculpture, music, and other mediums. Two of my favorite artists are the subject of today’s column.
Maine duck hunters now have evidence that supports their suspicion that climate change has impacted their hunting experiences in Maine – and more evidence to support changes in the duck hunting zones and seasons that put hunters on the water when the ducks are there.
You are breaking the law. I am sure of it. Somewhere in your house is a feather from a wild bird, maybe even a nest with eggs in it. You’ve got a skull from a wild animal, perhaps, that you found in the woods. Whatever it is, you most assuredly don’t have the required possession permit.
I’d also bet that you are entirely unaware that it is illegal to possess wild birds or animals, or any part of a wild animal, including feathers and bones, without a $25 permit issued by Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.