Lupin Flowers in Maine

I was browsing through the insurmountable collection of photographs that we have gathered over the past few years. I wanted to give everybody a warm fuzzy feeling in the middle of this freezing winter.

I’m not that good with naming flowers, I had to get some help in order to put up the proper name, but these are lupin flowers.

Lupin also spelled Lupine are members of the Lupinus family that has between 200-600 different species of flowers. They are most popular in North America and South America.

An interesting fact is that they take in nitrogen from the atmosphere and turn it into ammonia, which they use to fertilize the soil for different plants.

The flowers come in a wide variety of colors including red, pink, white, and purple.

Coyotes in Maine

Its rare to see a Coyote in Maine and be able to get a picture of it. Coyotes are known to kill deer and other animals like it.

Maine is known for its wide variety of animals including deer, moose, fox, and coyotes. We have attempted to post all kinds of pictures of them on the site.

These pictures were taken at a sludge dump, I tried to post the best looking ones. Of course, attempting to avoid all of the garbage because that isn’t very attractive.

Like I said previously, its very difficult to get pictures of coyotes besides on train tracks and dumps. They are extremely fast animals.

Coyotes are a cousin of the great gray wolf. They are not known to attack humans and when they do, usually not causing serious damage because of them being rather small animals (think a large dog).

August 20th, 2010 – I’ve been informed by multiple people in the comment section (which will give you a much more thorough conclusion of what kind of animal the coyote is) that their have been recent stories of more coyotes attacking people and pets. I can’t verify or confirm that the statistics are up, but I do share the sentiment that when dealing with wildlife of any form use extreme caution.

It is always best to have a game warden or other animal enforcement deal with an issue pertaining to a wild animal being present near your home.

Rabbits in Maine

Rabbits are abundant in Maine, most likely to be seen running across the road, or scampering into the woods.

The small creatures diet consists of grass, forbs, and leafy weed. They spend much of their time grazing the grass.

As a pet their diet consists of mainly hay or fresh vegetables. They typically have a small cage or indoor pen to live in.

Rabbits can form relationships with various mammals including cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, and people.

The “Bunnies” can also be trained to use a litter box. They are also pretty cheap to buy and in general can make a great pet.

Turtles in Maine

The first turtles in the world are believed to have existed over 220,000 million years ago. Many of them turtles live to be over 100 years old.

One of the most famous turtles is the snapper, included in the pictures below, they enjoy muddy conditions, weedy ponds, and marshes.

The idea of a snapper turtle snapping is not a myth, they are very cautious creatures and will attack you when giving the chance.

They only attack when provoked, I wouldn’t worry about swimming near the creature, but if you poke a stick at it, be ready to lose a stick or an arm.

They basically just eat tiny animals and aquatic plants, crayfish and other small fish, they also will eat ducklings, frogs, and crab apples.

You will notice in the pictures that we gathered below that the crab apples do not interest the turtle when he feels like he is being attacked.

In Maine, there are 7 species of turtles, that include, Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Eastern box Turtle, Stink Turtle, Wood Turtle, Eastern Painted Turtle, Snapping Turtle, and spotted turtle.

Deer in Maine

A deer standing on grass looking at the camera

Deer are fascinating creatures to watch. Most of the time, they will not get scared by people as long as you leave them alone or are not driving a vehicle 60 miles per-hour towards them.

You will thoroughly enjoy watching the deer feed and play with eachother or signal eachother to follow them by jumping on eachothers backs.

Its amazing all the forms of communication these particular animals use. Of course, they are also hunted rapidly around this time of the year, so a sighting is less likely now when you’re looking for them.

Next spring, Maineshome.com, will have a whole slew of new pictures of deer.