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

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The Daily Change

photographs and text by Brian Willson All our days are different. Never mind “stuck in a rut,” or “another day, another dollar.” Every day is unique and special somehow—whether only a combination of the time of year and our chronological age, the people we happen to see, what we happen to laugh at, why we […]

Dog-toothed Violet: What’s In A Name?

photograph and text by Tony Oppersdorff Consider a few of Maine’s lesser-known creatures: the wandering glider, the widow skimmer, the ebony boghaunter, or the zigzag darner, and my favorite, the stygian shadowdragon: all harmless, beneficial Odonata, or dragonflies. By comparison, the dog-toothed violet (Erythronium americanum), seems almost prosaically named, but why dog tooth? For the […]

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