Urban Wildlife

TOPSHAM FAIR August 9th-August 14th

TOPSHAM FAIR August 9th-August 14th


• One of the oldest Agricultural Fairs in Maine, established in 1854.
• New dates this year (used to run Sunday through Saturday) this year moving to
Tuesday August 9th through Sunday 14th.
• Free admission harness racing only days Sunday August 7th and Monday August
• New rates this year $10 admission for everyone includes limitless rides.
• Rides by Rockwell Amusements
• Senior Day is Tuesday August 9th, 63 and over admission is $3.00
• Agricultural events: Draft horse pulling, Ox and steer pulling, harness racing, pig
scrambles for 5, 6, 7, and 8 yr olds- everyone gets a chance to chase a pig.
• Big Entertainment: AWA Wrestling Tues. night. Demolition Derby Weds. night,
Twyce Shy Thurs. night, Redneck Truck Pull Friday night, Demolition Derby Sat.
night followed by fireworks, Imperial Stunt Drivers Sun.

Artist John Swan's work on display at St Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence-Portland 7/12 4-6p

Artist John Swan's work on display at St Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence-Portland    7/12 4-6p

Renowned Portland artist John Swan's works are usually on display in galleries in various parts of the world.

Pratt's Brook Park - A Gem in Yarmouth

Pratt's Brook Park - A Gem in Yarmouth


Last week, my team of canine hikers scouted out yet another fantastic locale for woods walking, stream swimming and generalized off-leash adventure!  They give “two paws way UP” to Pratt’s Brook Park in Yarmouth!


Located off North Road as you head away from Route One towards Cumberland, this 220-acre tract of preserved land offers over seven miles of walking trails.  The routes are well-marked and there are trail maps and a kiosk with information at the trail head.  The parking area is located well off the main road and has plenty of parking for up to 30 cars.  On the Friday afternoon that we enjoyed the park, we were the only car in the lot.

Birds and Beans: Simple Ways to Save Migratory Birds

Please join Freeport Wild Bird Supply (FWBS) in welcoming author and naturalist, Scott Weidensaul, for a presentation and book signing.  This free event will take place on June 24th at 6:00pm at FWBS.  Mr. Weidensaul has long been a staunch advocate of promoting “bird-friendly” coffee as a means to protect the wintering habitat of many of our North American migratory birds.  Studies have shown that shade-grown coffee plantations, which retain a high diversity of tree species, support almost as many bird species as undisturbed rainforest.  Mr.

Brook Trout Anglers Wanted to Survey Remote Ponds

FALMOUTH, Maine — Maine Audubon, along with its partners the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Trout Unlimited, is seeking volunteers to identify previously undocumented wild brook trout populations in remote Maine ponds.

Anglers can choose one or more of 187 ponds in western Maine to find and fish.  “There are no records of past stocking in any these ponds, so any brook trout found in them are native, wild fish,” said Jeff Reardon of Trout Unlimited.

April Maine Tweetup on 4/28

April Maine Tweetup on 4/28

Come out and meet some of your favorite tweeps IRL! (In Real Life, as if you didn't know.)

April's Maine Tweetup will be Thursday night, 6pm - 9pm, 4/28 at Brian Boru's.

Think warm weather thoughts! If you do, we can hang out on the outside deck.

If you want to meet cool folks from Maine but you're not on Twitter yet, go ahead and get started now.

RSVP is not required, but you can do so anyway at our Facebook page.