Entries listed under "marshes"
in Franklin County, incorporated 1802, contains the Chesterville Wildlife Management Area featuring canoeing and hunting. The village of Farmington Falls is partly in Farmington and partly in Chesterville. See photos. Continue reading
This bird’s year round home is along the southeast coast of the United States and islands in the Caribbean. But the Glossy Ibis is an occasional visitor during the summer mating season. These two, on the right, were observed at … Continue reading
The main village lies just north of Machias on Maine Route 192 and on the Middle River, which empties into the Machias River. The captured British schooner Margaretta was hidden by being hauled out of sight up the Middle River. Marshfield is dotted with small lakes and the marshes that reflect its name. Continue reading
The Roll Dam campsite is a fine location from which to launch the brief trip to Lobster Stream and then to Lobster Lake. The AMC River Guide notes that “This is the smoothwater section of the West Branch [of the … Continue reading
A suburb of Portland, the rapidly growing community now ranks as tenth most populous in Maine according to the 2000 U.S. Census, up from 13th place in 1990, having grown almost 36 percent in ten years. See photos. The Scarborough Marsh Wildlife Management Area is managed by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in a federal-state partnership program. The town’s fine beaches and the Scarborough Downs race track and off-track betting facility are attractions for many. Continue reading
Willets and yellowlegs are birds similar in appearance, as are the greater and lesser yellow legs. Greater Yellowlegs As you have already guessed, “yellow legs” are a distinguishing feature of this long-billed shorebird. It differs from the lesser yellowlegs by … Continue reading