Category Archives: Conservation

Snake wraps up woman and bites her face

“Oh, please. I have a boa constrictor stuck to my – my face!” How’d you like to be the 911 dispatcher who got that call? This Ohio woman had moved the 5 ½ foot Boa Constrictor to her home recently, and apparently it wasn’t happy there. It wrapped itself around her neck and began biting […]

A beautiful book about a beautiful butterfly

          Monarch butterflies are in trouble, which makes Melissa Kim’s new book, A Monarch Butterfly Story, published by Islandport Press in Yarmouth, all the more important. Jada Fitch’s illustrations are beautiful, and Melissa gives us a wonderful story of a grandson in Maine who gets a special message from his grandfather in Texas, telling him […]

Legislature overrides Governor’s veto of Public Lands bill

After several years of intense effort, a bill governing our public lands has been enacted, thanks to votes in the House and Senate to override the Governor’s veto of the bill. Several legislators, including my State Senator Tom Saviello, and our state’s major environmental groups, deserve credit for crafting this bill and never giving up […]

Let’s welcome Interior Secretary Zinke to our National Monument

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke should get a warm welcome to Maine when he arrives on Wednesday to visit our new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. At the President’s direction, Zinke is reviewing 26 national monuments dedicated since 1996. I loved Zinke’s comment in response to a question from Rep. Chellie Pingree: : “I […]