Aug 30 2009

To Acadia

Published by at 7:07 am under Hiking,Travel

Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park (photo by Doug Lemke via Shutterstock)

Hello from Maine.  We’re at Acadia National Park as usual at this time of year. 

I’m hoping to see some new birds and new places.  Will it be a good year for a warbler “fallout?”  Will the crossbills be at Acadia this fall?  What new sea birds will I see on the Whale Watch?  Will I finally see a moose?  (Can you believe I’ve never seen one in 26 years of going to Maine?)

We plan to hike some new trails and visit some new-to-us towns.  I’ll still be blogging while I’m here but less frequently.  After all, it’s a vacation!

(photo by Doug Lemke via Shutterstock)

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2 Responses to “To Acadia”

  1. Brian Klieweron 30 Aug 2009 at 6:35 pm

    I can believe that you haven’t seen a moose. I live here (born and raised) and I don’t see them that often. But I have seen them.

    The strangest sighting of all took place about six years ago… I have a bay window in my art studio and I saw a moose dive into the harbor here in Rockland. The window I saw this from is only 16″ wide and the view was obscured by trees. So I just happened to be in the right place at the right time to see it. From my vantage point, there was only a brief “window” of opportunity, say about 20 seconds. I just happened to be looking out the right window at the time. If I had been looking out the center window pane, I never would have seen it.

    That is the most recent moose sighting I’ve had.

  2. Anne Curtison 31 Aug 2009 at 10:19 pm

    We saw moose often in Grand Lake CO last year. A juvenile (I’m told) frequented the shallow end of the lake outside our brother and sister-in-law’s cottage. We also saw them, mainly mothers and babies, in the wetlands outside of town. The town is adjacent to Rocky Mtn. Nat’l Park. You know when they’re there because all the tourists stop their cars, jump out and take pix! This is in spite of the signs saying “Don’t stop and bother the moose! They’re WILD and can turn on you!” The Rangers have their hands full. When a group run, the earth shakes! Seriously, you can feel trembling in your legs and feet!
    Anne

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