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

Tag: woodpecker

Tuesday Tune

photograph and text by Brian Willson What does a Pileated Woodpecker sound like? “Wuk-wuk!” Late yesterday while hiking the wooded Beech Hill trail with dog, I heard a loud, long cackling bird call echoing through the trees from close behind us. I’ve wandered those woods long enough to recognize the voice of a pileated woodpecker. […]

Red-bellied Woodpecker

text and haiku by Kristen Lindquist A poet friend writes, “Haiku is the art of meaning what you don’t say.” My flaw as a haiku poet is I’m too narrative-minded. My impulse as a writer is to tell stories, make the connections between what I’m experiencing and what I’m feeling so the reader can be […]


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, […]

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