• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.


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  • Temporary Road Closure

    A section of the Western Mtn Road in Southwest Harbor will be closed until 8/18 while park crews replace a culvert with a new fish-friendly open bottom culvert. For more information and a map visit our Getting Around Page. More »

  • Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm

    The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.

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?

Bronze statue of a Passamaquoddy man

Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is a National Park Service site located within three hours of Acadia. Saint Croix commemorates the first French attempt at a permanent settlement in N. America. Explore the mainland site with an interpretive trail featuring bronze statues and waysides. More...