For the outdoorsy individual, for curious children, or the student looking to learn about the animals that can be found everywhere from right outside the doorstep to deep in the wilderness, your search ends here. With the latest publication from the pen of Maine author Tom Seymour- Wild Critters of Maine, readers will learn all about the wildlife that populates the state of Maine.
There are dozens of kinds of animals, insects, and birds in Maine’s outdoors. Some of them are common enough that any Mainer could identify them: loons, moose, black bears, great blue herons. Others are lesser-known, such as sora birds, green frogs, cormorants. As Maine Guide Tom Seymour treks year-round through the woods and fields of Maine, he gets to see all these creatures and has learned much about them. Now he’s sharing that knowledge in his new book Wild Critters of Maine.
Loons are practically a staple of Maine’s lakes and ponds. Late at night and early in the morning, you can hear their calls ring out across the water, and when the sun is out, you can see them fishing--as Tom has, when relates a tale of a time when one nabbed a better white perch than he had on his line.
Although more often heard than seen, bobcats populate nearly every part of Maine. In the pages of Wild Critters of Maine, Seymour relays his stories of the few rare sightings of these elusive animals--including his encounters with them while hunting, when the dogs he hunted with chased them down.
Moose are massive creatures, much more so than most people realize. An adult bull moose is capable of utterly demolishing shrubs and bushes as it rubs the velvet off its new antlers, leaving a small tornado scene that instills a sense of cautionary fear in smaller animals. Ticks are the exception, and in large enough numbers, they can kill a moose from dehydration and blood loss.
To learn all about these creatures and more, track down a copy of Wild Critters of Maine at your local bookseller, jstwrite.com, or your favorite online retailer.
Tom Seymour has been a registered Master Maine Guide for decades. He leads foraging plant walks in various locations. On occasion, he may also be persuaded to talk at events about not only plants but fish and other animals, as well. He plays several kinds of Celtic pipes, writes for different news columns, and keeps himself busy gardening, fishing, and enjoying the rest of Maine’s outdoors.