Maine's Naturalist

Rare Birds of November 2021

Many birders affectionately refer to November as "rarity season" since it tends to be the month that brings the most rare birds to Maine and the northeast. November 2021 has been no exception, with the highlights (so far) being a Barnacle Goose in Rockland and an Ash-throated Flycatcher (above) in …

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Mushrooms in abundance this fall

During late summer and well into autumn of this year it’s been hard to ignore what sprouts up from the ground as other plant life falls back. I like to think of mushrooms as a piece of fruit made by the fungus. Mushroom spores can be compared to plant or fruit seeds, since both act as modes of …

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