• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.


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  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

    Precipice Cliff, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliff areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »

  • Cultural Connections programs rescheduled for 7/16/2014 due to weather

    Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.

BioBlitz Series - Fly (Diptera) Blitz

A numbered fly is held in the hand of a researcher. Photo by Peggy Grub, USDA.

USDA/Peggy Grub

The Maine Diptera Blitz was held from noon on Saturday, July 15, to noon on Sunday, July 16, 2006, at the Schoodic Education and Research Center. More than 40 naturalists, both professional and amateur, attended and contributed to the event. A number of institutions were represented, including the Maine Forest Service, University of Maine, Maine Entomological Society, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, National Museum of Natural History, Northern Kentucky University, North Carolina State University, Cleveland State University, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Preliminary results counted 50 families and approximately 261 morphospecies. Various experts are performing the final identification of the specimens and beginning to compile species lists. Stay tuned for the final results! The Maine Diptera Blitz was sponsored by the Maine Entomological Society, National Park Service, Maine Forest Service, University of Maine, and the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History at College of the Atlantic.


Did You Know?

A girl stands along the stone steps of the Kurt Diederich Path in this historic image taken around 1920.

Acadia National Park contains more than 120 miles of historic hiking trails. Many of these trails were established by local village improvement societies in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today many of the historic features, such as stonework, are still visible.