The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.


photographs and text by Brian Willson Ah, summer in the Northern Hemisphere—the time of greatest biomass. Luxuriant foliage, swarming insects, grasses gone to seed, berries gone to fruit. And birds, birds everywhere. At least three, four times the number of birds that arrived in spring. Trouble is, it’s pretty damn hard to find ‘em. Glimpses, […]

Tuesday Tunes

photograph and text by Brian Willson What does a Black-Throated Green Warbler sound like? Zee, zee, ZOO, zee! Assuming you can endure the deerfly swarms long enough to stand for a moment in the woods these days, you might well hear—amid the voices of the red-eyed vireo and the hermit thrush and the occasional eastern […]

Bow and Arrow

photographs and text by Justin Gove Having a great time with Katie, Jesse, Megan, and an old recurve bow. Much of the time was spent trying to capture an arrow in flight. The last photo is the fruit of that labor. Safety Note: Archery should only be conducted under the supervision of responsible adults, in […]

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