General

Quiz yourself

Identify birds by call – bird song quiz   Go to index Go directly to quiz The 28 bird species below were chosen because they are some of the most widespread and common birds in North America and are found in a wide variety of habitats. They are presented in random order with the voice …

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Granite Hills Trail — Fall

Granite Hills Trail — Fall Welcome to the Granite Hills trail. This trail takes you through upland areas of the Penquis Virtual Nature Center. Just follow along and carry out any instructions you may get. Try to decide what you are hearing, smelling, touching, or feeling before going on to get the answer. If you …

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Night walk – Fall

Night walk – Fall Remember, long files may take awhile to download. Index Welcome to a night walk at the Penquis virtual nature center. It’s fall. The leaves are turning color and dropping from the trees. We may not hear much tonight, but we can talk about things. Such as leaves. Ever wonder why they …

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Shovel digging into soil

GARDENING FOR NON-VISUAL AESTHETICS

GARDENING FOR NON-VISUAL AESTHETICS Gardens serve many purposes around human dwellings. They function as windbreaks and temperature controls. They provide visual and auditory privacy. But the primary function most people consider when planning a garden is the aesthetic. While most gardens are designed for visual aesthetics, a wide variety of other sensory experiences can be …

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Windy Ridge Trail — Winter

Windy Ridge Trail — Winter Welcome to the Windy Ridge trail. This trail takes you through upland areas of the Penquis Virtual Nature Center. It follows the upper ridgeline for some distance. It is better not to try this trail on cold, windy days. Remember the name. Just follow along and carry out any instructions …

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