Highlights of the Week
I saw my first ever pod of Pilot Whales during Maine Audubon's Bar Harbor Pelagic trip. Spotting pelagic birds (the focus of the trip) was a real challenge given the dense fog, but we were treated to good looks at a Northern Fulmar and many Red Phalaropes and Leach's Storm-Petrels in Canadian waters south of Grand Manan Island.
Jenny and I each witnessed an American Dagger Moth (Acronicta americana) caterpillar at about the same time on Friday morning though we were a few miles apart. (Note: Their hairs can be irritating, so if you find one, it's best to look but not touch.)
Wild Edible of the Week
I enjoyed a fresh fillet of Haddock from a fish I caught on my last deep sea fishing trip. Technically, I ate the fillet last Saturday, but I'm calling that close enough.
Moon Challenge Report
On the New Moon (Wednesday), I began a Meditation and Gratitude Moon Challenge. I'm starting each day with 10+ minutes of sitting meditation and ending each day by writing a gratitude journal entry.
Nature Challenge of the Week (for you, the reader)
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