Nature

SCIENCE WITHOUT SIGHT:

SCIENCE WITHOUT SIGHT: Non-visual approaches to science and nature Resources Events and programs Index �When we think of the outdoors, most of us conjure up visual images; the view from a mountaintop, a rainbow, a browsing deer, a soaring hawk. But the desire to experience nature, wilderlust, we can call it, isn�t limited to one …

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Geography and Geology

Geography and Geology Index The Penquis Virtual Nature Center represents the area of central Maine between Bangor and Dover-Foxcroft approximatetly where Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties meet. It is a region of low rolling hills with rocky outcroppings and swamps scattered throughout. It was covered by a ice sheet during the most recent (Wisconsin) glaciation and …

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CLIMATE

CLIMATE General index Skip page index Page Index General Introduction The Seasons How many are there, really? Winter Characterizing a Maine winter. Mud Season Did someone say quicksand? Leafout From mud to full foliage. Summer Yes, there is one. Fall Colors … and the leafpeepers. Leafless Doldrums No leaves, not much doing with wildlife. Hunting. …

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ANIMAL VOICES

  ANIMAL VOICES   Skip page index PAGE INDEX   Introduction Meanings of sounds Discussion Comments and Questions General index INTRODUCTION Why do animals make different sounds? Is it to communicate? Is it a response to an internal state? Or are both statements true? Sounds other animals make are simpler than the sounds humans make …

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Windy Ridge Trail — Spring

Windy Ridge Trail — Spring 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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