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Saturday, June 29, 2013

FUN for Families This Summer

Looking for something fun to do with your family this summer?  Why not try a moose tour!  The past few tours we've had have been just that- lots of kids eager to see some Maine Moose and other Northern Maine wildlife.  For a few days it seemed as though the moose were hiding from the rain and chilly weather, but as soon as we had a group of visiting Boy Scouts from Connecticut on a Private Moose Safari, six big Maine moose came out to play.  We were able to see a variety of other wildlife, including a bear and some playful loons, even some baby turkeys!  The weather wasn't the most cooperative, but all of our guests were troopers and stuck it out in the rain to see the moose- who were surprisingly not bothered by the weather.  As it turns out, the moose don't mind the rain so we get to see them no matter what the weather man is saying!  

It was a delight to have our Boy Scouts along with us to learn a thing or two from our Registered Maine guides, but you don't have to be a Boy Scout to have a great learning experience out in the wild- our guides provide all the info and are glad to answer any questions you may have as you continue your moose watching tour!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

There Are Big Bull Moose Among Us!

Our Maine moose watching tours are starting to fill up, and the big bull moose we have been seeing are leaving all guests satisfied!  So far this week, a few of our tours have been able to see what we think might be the same huge bull moose, once on a Private Moose Safari, and once on a group canoe tour.  These lucky moose watchers got more than they bargained for when they signed up for a moose watching tour- not only the chance to observe the natural beauty of the great outdoors here in Northern Maine, but also to see a plethora of other wildlife in addition to the great Maine Moose.  Despite the humid and sometimes wet weather, our past few tours have had some real luck in seeing deer, the lovebird loons, hare, fox, and eagles.  One group was fortunate enough to get so close to a beaver that it swam under all three boats and surfaced at the other side.  The wildlife atmosphere at our secret moose ponds are so friendly and often posing for photographs, we swear they are all aspiring models!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Schools out..

But the learning doesn't have to stop!   In just the past few days, we have had kids of all ages join us on a moose safari, some as young as 18 months!   A moose tour is a great way to stir the imagination in some really interesting subjects like biology, environmental science, and even Maine history. Our registered Maine guides make great teachers, and there is always something new to absorb when you're out in the field.

The flash of a whitetail hurtling through a thicket, or the echo of a loon sounding across a pristine northern lake, is the kind of experience that puts a twinkle in a child's eye and stays with them for the rest of their life.  The next Thoreau, Muir or Carson is out there somewhere, just waiting to be inspired!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Bear With Us, These Moose Safari's are Otter-ly Amazing!

If you still haven't been out on a Maine moose watching tour, you otter do it soon- we promise you'll be beary impressed by all the wildlife!  That's right, a recent Private Moose Safari got to see a big Maine Black Bear in the distant woods as well as a friendly otter right next to the canoe!  It was a great tour to welcome back our Indiana friends on their second tour of the week.  As thrilling as it is to see different animals around the pond, our favorite of course is the Maine moose, and they aren't shy!  In the words of one of our registered Maine guides, one group was surrounded by moose on all sides!  Every direction they looked, another moose popped out!  It seems as though we aren't the only ones enjoying the beautiful sunny weather.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Nice Treat for a Private Moose Safari

Yesterday was a great day for our two guests on a Private Moose Safari here in the Moosehead Lake region.  Our registered Maine guide followed his intu-moose-ion and found a new hideout bustling with Maine moose.  Our group got to see a mother and her calf at the new pond as well as some other larger moose hanging around by the road.  Luckily for these amateur photographers all the way from Indiana, there were plenty of great photo opportunities with the moose as well as other Maine wildlife, including deer, loons, hare, and hawks!  On top of it all, the weather was cooperative and we had nice sunny skies followed by a beautiful sunset.  One of the greatest parts of a moose watching tour in Greenville is getting to see the lovely sunset over Moosehead Lake while we're out!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Weather Says Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Moose!

Here in Northern Maine the one thing about the weather we can count on is that it's unpredictable, but the forecast for moose has proven trustworthy!  Our past few Maine moose watching tours have come back just ecstatic after seeing so many Maine moose in their natural habitats, going about their business.  As the weather starts to heat up, all the majestic Maine wildlife is out and about, almost begging to have their picture taken by our Moose Safari guests.  So far this week we've had the opportunity to see deer, loons, fox, hare, and eagles out with our best moose friends and their young.  It is always a special opportunity to see a cow (another way to say female adult moose!) and her new baby calf frolicking near the pond, and lately we've been able to observe this pair just about every trip.  On Monday night we met up with a yearling moose and he stuck around right next to us for a good 20 minutes trying to figure out what we were up to.  A yearling is a young moose that has just left his mother and ventured out into the world on his own, so I suspect that this little guy was just as interested in our group as we were in him!  The past five Maine moose watching trips have seen an average of 5 moose, but sometimes as many as 9!  Some may call it luck, but I think our registered Maine guides here at Northeast Guide Service are more of "moose whisperers" than tour guides!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Maine Moose Safari Season is Upon Us!

If you have ever considered going for a Moose Safari in Northern Maine, now is certainly the time to do it!  Our most recent moose tour came back with nine smiling faces after seeing over 12 Maine Moose going about their business in their natural habitat in the Moosehead Lake region.  After seeing all of the wildlife we thought possible during the canoe moose watching tour (including deer, loons AND hare), we were fortunate enough to see even MORE moose from the van on the scenic drive back to Northeast Guide Service headquarters in Greenville, Maine.  We saw so many moose that we started to lose track!  The best part about this moose watching tour is that our registered Maine guides all know how to speak moose, which means we get to come up close to the moose without scaring them away!  If you are looking for things to do in Greenville while you or your family members participate Moose Lottery Weekend, a Moose Safari is calling your name!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Somewhere Over the Rainbow...There is a Moose!

You've gotta have a little rain to make a rainbow, and as we found out this week, Maine Moose like rainbows just as much as we do!  Even though it has been a little rainy and windy, we still got to see six moose on two different days, and one time they were lounging beneath a beautiful rainbow out on Moose Pond!  Even though we had some rain, the air was warm and we went right out on the water, a perfect place for some excellent Maine moose watching.  In addition to all the moose, we also got to see a lot of other northern Maine wildlife, including some deer, loon, eagles and more!  We've had some great luck the last few days, and Greenville moose aren't shy- we had one come within five feet of our van!  Luckily our certified safari leaders know how to where to go to find moose in rain or shine!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Here a Moose, There a Moose, Everywhere a Maine Moose!

The best time to see all kinds of Maine moose has officially arrived!  Last night in our private Moose Safari for two new friends all the way from New York City, we were able to see one of nature's finest creations: a whole family of moose!  Our Moose safari crew saw a couple grown males, a few grown females, a yearling AND a newborn calf! It's easy to spot a calf by its reddish fur, and of course, it will stay around with Mom for about a year. This little guy was in good company, because 'tis the season; we've spotted some nesting loons on our last few trips! Pretty soon the whole area will be buzzing with the next generation of playful new wildlife.  What a great sight to see during a wonderful Northern Maine vacation!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Moose and Deer and Eagles, Oh My!

Over the past few days our Maine Moose Tours have had the opportunity to see not only a ton of Maine moose, but also all kinds of other wildlife including lots of deer, hare, fox, loons, and even a bald eagle hanging out around the pond.  Over three days, we saw a grand total of 14 moose, and one even came within twenty feet of our group!  On Thursday morning, we were lucky enough to see a bald eagle hanging around a large bull (male moose!) on the pond, which was extra exciting because our group had traveled all the way from South Africa to explore all we have to offer here in the beautiful Northern Maine.  We were so happy to talk with our South African comrades and see how our beautiful Greenville scenery and wildlife compares to their backyard.  What an awesome few days to see all the Maine wildlife and critters out on the pond!
Our South African guests on their way to becoming Moose Safari pros!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Everyone Loves A Moose Or Two...Or 14!

Striking A Pose For Our Nature Explorers! 

Along with our nature exploring Guides were 2 people from France! It was so neat to listen to them speak back and fourth, it's really such a beautiful language! What was more neat was how excited they were when we came across 14 Maine moose! 7 were chilling out in the pond and the other 7 were walking along the side of the road. We also saw a hare and my all time favorite loons or as i like to call them love birds! I found this very ironic because France is a place of love and what did we see? Just thought that was pretty cool! Anyways it was an outstanding trip for our wonderful quests and our guides and we look forwards to another Maine Moose Tour just as awesome as that one!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Another Great Moose Tour!

On the very muggy but sunny day we had yesterday here in Northern Maine a group of 3 joined us on a Maine Moose Tour. they were great company and very talkative when it came down to seeing the wildlife. The trip certainly didn't lack excitement! We got to see a grand total of 7 moose! 3 were cooling off in the pond and the 4 others were walking around in the roads, so be very careful drivers! We also saw 2 cow and 2 yearling and they were just so adorable! The last animals we came across were loons and hare and they are both too cute! Our group had a wonderful time and so did we! We encourage more people to come book moose tours with Northeast Guide Service because they truly are one of a kind! You just can't see this beautiful wildlife anywhere else!
I knew It...You Were Checking Me Out!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Moose Are Coming! The Moose Are Coming!

What A Moose!

The other day on one of our evening Moose Tours here at Northeast Guide service a group of friends joined us in seeing the beauty of Northern Maine. The weather was a little rainy but it didn't stop the moose from coming out of hiding! We saw a total of 8 moose and our guests were stoked! We also saw 3 deer and 2 loons. It was a great tour and we had a lot of splashing around looking for wildlife! Another group we took on a one of our moose tours consisted of 8 people, one party of 2 combined with a family of 6. We saw 9 moose, 7 of which were all hanging around in the pond together. The other 2 were pretty decent sized bulls standing within five feet of each other. Everyone was happy to be able to experience canoeing while exploring nature in Maine!