UMaine Extension bulletin provides tips on creating new plants
ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension has published a new bulletin about creating new plants that covers seed production and storage, soil conditions, transplanting and dissemination by cuttings and divisions.
Field’s Pond ice harvest re-enactment postponed
ORRINGTON – The Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum is postponing the Harvest of Diamonds Ice-Cutting Event on Field's Pond in Orrington from Saturday, Feb. 6, to Sunday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Safety and weather conditions were major factors in the re-scheduling.
Along with experiencing real and historic ice-cutting using vintage tools from the Curran Farm's collections, the March 6 event will feature the "maiden voyage" of the re-wooded Curran Museum's historic horse-drawn bobsled, which has been part of a collaborative agreement with 19th century Willowbrook Museum in Newfield, Maine. Robert Schmick, Willowbrook Village's museum director, is a former Director of the Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum in Orrington.
Guided Snowshoe Adventure 02-03-2016
BANGOR – Visitors can enjoy and celebrate beautiful outdoor resources in Bangor. The guide will lead a group out across the West Penjajawoc Grasslands to the Penjajawoc Marsh on Feb. 14 from 1 p.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. If the Marsh is well frozen, participants will go all the way across the marsh, a wonderful adventure filled with cattail, alder, porcupine sign and muskrat dens.
Curran Homestead hosts ice harvest event
Families can experience historic ice cutting
ORRINGTON – Families can experience real and historic ice-cutting using vintage tools and enjoy horse-drawn sled rides (weather permitting) at 372 Fields Pond in Orrington with Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum volunteers on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Called “Harvest of Diamonds,” the event takes participants (young and old) back to a time when large, fresh native blocks of crystal-pure ice were sawn and gathered from our ponds, lakes and rivers and stowed away in anticipation of summer heat. Today, electric refrigeration has all but erased these harvests from the world, along with the daily visits (sometimes by horse-drawn carriage) by the ice man to fill the ice box.
Feds to end ultralight-led crane migration
From the Associated Press
MILWAUKEE — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will stop supporting the use of ultralight aircraft to help young whooping cranes migrate from Wisconsin to Florida each fall.
Officials announced Friday that this season’s ultralight-guided flights to the birds’ winter home will be the last, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
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