Saturday, June 3, 2023

Alewife Run, China Lake Stream, Vassalboro


For more than 200 years, alewives were prevented by dams from reaching China Lake. No more! Thanks to the efforts of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife - especially biologist Nate Gray - this historic run has been restored. 
It's an amazing phenomenon, an unbelievable abundance. Check it out! 

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Sprague Pond Trail, Phippsburg

 Directions here. I'd use Google maps; the iphone navigation was wrong by about a quarter mile. This trail starts as a quiet walk through the woods but opens onto a surprise gorge & waterfall! Fiddleheads were up - although we left them undisturbed - and polliwogs were swimming. This was a fabulous spring hike. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

First Crocus!

I’ve been watching for the green types of the first crocus every year since 2006. This is the earliest one yet!

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Christmas Cookies 2021

 A tradition was born last year! One of my pandemic self-soothing activities is watching cookie decorating videos. You can only watch so many cookie decorating videos before you want to try it yourself! Last Christmas I finally did, and really enjoyed it.  There are only 2 of us, tho, and Doug isn't much for sweets, so I decorate way more cookies than we want or need. Solution? Well, I gift some of them, but many will go to the Bread of Life, the soup kitchen near my house. I get the joy of decorating & they get some holiday cheer; I love a win-win. 

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Shed Pond, Readfield


The autumn colors were subdued but nevertheless beautiful on our Sunday hike to Shed Pond.