Hooded Merganser’s on the Beaver Pond
On the tail of writing about beavers, I spotted a most unusual couple on the beaver pond today.
I first thought they were bufflehead.
Once loaded on my computer, I discovered that it was a hooded merganser pair. The male and female are so vastly different that they don’t look like they belong together. She looks like she’s having a bad hair day and he looks just a little too dapper.
Since they reportedly don’t winter in Maine, I’ll take their arrival as another sign of spring – despite the forecast for more snow!
Evening Walk on the Sunrise
Hannah and I both spent the day working. Come dinner time, we felt the need to get outdoors and enjoy this beautiful day. We headed to Machias, parked and walked … Continue reading
She’s 18 today. In the blink of an eye, she’s grown up. No longer is she the shy little girl who did her best not to stand out – all … Continue reading
Monarch Caterpillar Becomes a Chrysalis
Yesterday was a lucky day for me. I was working at home day on website projects when I noticed one of the caterpillars Hannah and I have been raising hanging … Continue reading
The Lobster Chair
The WHRL’s summer fundraising auction held over the weekend had a new feature this year. In addition to the raffle-style auction, we had a “Chair-ity” silent auction. Local artists decorated … Continue reading
The Dancing Moose
The summer season is short here along the coast of Maine. For me, doesn’t feel as if summer is in full-swing until Milbridge Days, our community celebration. It’s a fun … Continue reading
Macros and Milkweed
The Monarch caterpillars are getting quite big. This morning I gave them a new sprig of milkweed. By this evening, they’d eaten all but the stock. I had two new … Continue reading