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Dog tick or deer tick?

If you’ve been outside at all this summer, you’ve probably seen ticks.

This video from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention explains what you need to know about identifying two types of ticks: deer ticks and dog ticks. Deer ticks, which carry diseases, have a black shield and reddish body, while dog ticks tend to be larger and have a whitish shield. Keep reading

Can you eat that mushroom or plant?

Take a forager’s quiz. Keep reading

Protecting the Royal River

Canoeing on the Saco River is a ritual for many Mainers. Yet a summer paddle on one of southern Maine’s largest rivers is frequently described with words like: crowds, parties and beer.

The portion of the Royal River that flows from New Gloucester to Yarmouth is described in a far different way by local paddlers. Keep reading

Geese Take Flight

16619599103_1c8dfc8477_bCanada geese take flight  from a small pond in New Gloucester. They can be seen in the corn fields around town  & even feeding on the infield  at the New Gloucester Fairgrounds, with the Royal River so close it makes a perfect place to swim, eat, & lay eggs!

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Meeting with State Rep Ellie Espling about natural resources bills April 30th

The 127th Maine Legislature is in full swing in Augusta, considering several bills that would impact, for better or for worse, Maine’s clean air, water, land, and wildlife. In the coming weeks the Legislature will vote on critical issues including metallic mining rules, boosting in-state solar power, and helping to fund home weatherization projects.

Your State Representative Ellie Espling will cast important votes on these and other environmental issues. She needs to hear from you, voters in her district, who support strong protections for Maine’s environment. On that note… Continue reading