Waldo News

By Tom Seymour | Feb 07, 2020



It looks like a good year for Waldo, at least fiscally. I’m told that property tax payments are coming in at a surprisingly good rate.

Next, I have found a potential buyer for my house and am just waiting for that person to sell her place. This, as mentioned before, will create a need for a new, Waldo town columnist.

Having one of these columns can lead to positive contacts not only locally, but even nationwide. People, a lot of them expatriate Mainers, stay in touch by reading these town columns. And people in other states who simply love Maine read the paper too.

So writing one of these columns is kind of like being on Facebook without the need for a computer.

I would be happy to bow out as soon as someone comes forth to write this column.

‘Wild Critters of Maine’

My newest book, “Wild Critters of Maine,” is due out very soon. Well-known blogger and outdoor writer George Smith has given the book a great review and hopefully, George’s kind words will set the tone for the book’s future.

Keep checking my website, tomseymourmaine.com and look on the book section. Wild Critters will be posted any day now.

Under the feeder

This week’s entry might as well be called, “Above The Feeder,” since it involves wild geese flying overhead. Allen Gallant of Waldo reports seeing a flock of Canada geese heading north.

My thought is that these are not necessarily geese returning from the south, but rather, some birds that were going from one sheltered harbor to another. Perhaps I’m wrong, which would be a good thing. Sometimes it’s nice to be wrong.

Either way, with only two weeks remaining in February, the real avian migrations should begin in only a few weeks. So keep an eye to the sky.

Weekly Quote

For this issue, I chose a few lines from Shakespeare, Polonius’ advice to Laertes:

“This above all: to thine own self be true,

And it must follow, as the night the day,

Thou canst not then be false to any man.”


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