October eNewsletter

Stars Over Katahdin, Katahdin Learning Project fall trips, WaYS Ancestral Lands Crew, and more… It’s fall in Maine and while most autumn color has blown away with the wind and rain, tamarack needles are bright yellow in their late transition. For hunters and recreationists across the state, it’s time we don our orange to stay safe while …

July eNewsletter

Anniversary, Birding, WaYS, and more! Summer is in full bloom at Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Wildflowers are buzzing with pollinators, mushrooms are popping, and, yes, the humidity is socked in (though there are fresh rivers and ponds to cool off in!). We’re keeping pace with summer’s bloom and busy with many updates we’re eager …

June eNewsletter

Trip planning, Bird Walk, Excavator, and more! The gates across the park are open – providing entry to drive the Loop Road, hike to Deasey Pond, bike to the Lookout View, paddle the East Branch, and so much more. Access to these places is important and we believe the national monument provides some of the best public access to …

May eNewsletter

April showers bring May flowers… but May brings more than just flowers! May brings newborn moose calves with their gangly legs and awkwardness, fiddleheads and blazing green leaves, relentless chicks begging for food, and swelling water levels in our rivers. What are the signs of renewal and growth that you look forward to each May? In our forests, spring is a time for growth. And why not …

April eNewsletter

April is the ______ month, depending whom you ask. It is certainly the messiest. Those of us with dirt driveways, pets to walk, or children fond of puddles spend much of it whisking gravelly mud out the front door, back into the warming yard. Housekeeping of a more serious order is underway for many birds …

March eNewsletter

Recent snowshoe trips confirm that winter is not quite done in Katahdin Woods and Waters, but spring is coming on strong! In the woods, the whisper of frozen flakes has been replaced by the drip, drip, plink of melting snow and hopeful cheeps and chirps of animals waking and returning. Likewise, here at Friends the …