MYSTERIES: If Champlain’s Anchor was found on Grand Manan, where is it now?

One of our excellent author-historians published a great book many years ago called History of islands & islets in the Bay of Fundy, Charlotte County, New Brunswick, 1876. In it is this intriguing section: Champlain speaks of having anchored at one time … Continue reading

CONTEST: Win a Round of Applause!!!

I just posted a great shot of some white-sided dolphins at West Isles. People get confused about this name. They stand on the wharf in St. Andrews and wonder why these Islands are called “West” Isles when they are to … Continue reading

MYSTERY: And the Mystery Vine on Tim Foulkes’ Mountain is …

Sean Blaney wrote: Hello Tim and Rick, This is an exceptionally robust colony of Fallopia cilinodis (=Polygonum cilinode), Fringed Bindweed. The shape of the basal lobes of the leaves (truncate, or sort of “squared off”) is a useful distinction in comparison … Continue reading

Fundy Mystery: Can You Identify This Object

The attached images are of an object found on the beach below Friar’s Head at Campobello. Because the object predates the island’s aquaculture industry, it may have been used in the weir fishery. Older area residents can likely identify it … Continue reading

DISCOVERY: Another mysterious carving from the St. Croix.

Mysterious carving a ‘fascinating relic,’ says auctioneer Published Monday August 1st, 2011 Discovery: Stone carving found on the shores of the St. Croix River resembles French explorer April Cunningham Telegraph-JournalSAINT JOHN – With a thin mustache, long hair and a … Continue reading

MYSTERIES: Scat, hair,and a great photo … What’s the mystery about the Eastern Cougar?

Part of my 50 years as a trained mammalogist has been following the history of cougar sightings in the northeast beginning with the excellent work of my colleague Bruce Wright. The continued, refusal of authorities to recognize this species’ presence … Continue reading