As we walked the trails in the park, we saw a lot of baby squirrels. Every time we went a little farther another squirrel would sound an alarm to his friends by
making a very loud chattering noise. I think I understand their language. This is a baby eating a green pine cone. Maine’s nickname is the pine tree state!
This is one way to have a green solution to bug control!
It seemed a little strange to go to a lobster shack right after we had just been to the oceanarium where they were raising lobsters, but then we said “oh well” and just went for it! We learned that it is not “uncool” to wear a bib while you are eating a whole lobster. We also studied the correct steps to follow when eating a lobster: Front claws, tail, legs, body. If you find green stuff you can eat it or toss it. If you find bright orange eggs, you have a girl and just scrape them off. A lobster’s brain is in it’s throat. We are not sure what to think about that!
Low’s Covered Bridge is located in Maine. It was here before the Civil War. Bridges were covered to protect the parts of the bridge, because they were so important and hard to build. You can still drive across this bridge today!
These are photos of the amazing kids building with tons of books. The older building has a section you can do research on Maine, and a Mezzanine that allows you to have two levels. They were very nice at this library.
York Maine and York Harbor are very peaceful. There are a lot of wooded walking trails. People come here to fish and boat. There is a dam you can walk across, and a little suspension bridge to connect it to the woods. The bridge is a little scary because it bounces up and down when you run on it.
The fort is shaped like a hexagon. The brick building next to it is a rifle house.