Category Archives: Trips

The Winter Birds of Back Cove

portland, maine, nature, landscape

Many people would think birding in Maine in the winter months is horribly dull. “It’s freezing cold,” they say. “Everything is under feet of snow,” they point out. “How on earth can birds live there? Have fun staring at chickadees.” They would be wrong! Birding in Maine is perhaps the best in the winter. Seabirds […]

Fishing for Loons Part II

nature, birding, maine, common Loon, fishing

Continued from Fishing for Loons. Loons are smart birds, and over the years certain loons on certain lakes have discovered that when an angler catches a fish, that fish is ripe for the taking. They swoop in like underwater torpedoes, stealing the trout and zooming off. While it may be a boon for the loons, […]

Fishing for Loons

nature, birding, maine

When my boyfriend (now my husband) Brian and I first started dating, I made sure to bring him up to the Maine North Woods to see how he liked it. Staying with in-laws is always a little nerve-wracking, so I couldn’t abandon him completely to my father while Mom and I went traipsing through the […]