Closures for Winter
December 2, 2013- Acadia is now in winter mode. Most of Park Loop Road, including Cadillac Mountain Road, is closed. Still open is the Ocean Drive section, from Schooner Head overlook to Otter Cliff Road, and Jordan Pond area via Jordan Pond Road. More »
BioBlitz Series - True Bug (Hemiptera) Blitz
Watch the videos below and view the photo gallery to see scenes from 2008's successful Hemiptera BioBlitz. Results of the blitz will be posted when they are available.
True Confessions of the True Bug Blitzers
Seasonal Ranger Karen Lanier filmed and created this video highlighting the people of the 2008 Hemiptera Blitz.
Initial image of red-cross schield bug on video is copyright 2007 by David Kleiman.
Spittlebugs, Tree Hoppers, Waterstriders, and Stink Bugs—Oh My!!!!
2008 Hemiptera BioBlitz
On August 8-11, 2008, the park held its 6th annual BioBlitz, cataloguing biodiversity in Acadia National Park. The intensive weekend survey focused on the Hemiptera, or true bugs, at the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) campus in the Schoodic section of Acadia National Park.
The National Park Service, Maine Entomological Society, Maine Forest Service, University of Maine, and Dorr Museum of Natural History at College of the Atlantic again co-sponsored the BioBlitz. Although the BioBlitz has passed, the links below will give you an idea of the event.
Stay tuned for the results of the 2008 True Bug Blitz! For additional information, contact David Manski at Acadia National Park via e-mail or at 207-288-8720.
Did You Know?
Since 1999, propane-powered Island Explorer buses have carried more than two million passengers in Acadia National Park, eliminating more than 685,000 automobile trips and preventing 6,444 tons of greenhouse gases. The fare-free buses are supported by your entrance fees. More...