Schoodic Point, Maine
June 30, 2012 by John Rakestraw
Schoodic Point is the mainland section of Acadia National Park. It is not as well known as the main portions of the park on Mt. Desert Island, but the Schoodic section is free to get into and less crowded. The wooded section offers great hiking, and the point itself is a good place to seawatch.
This Snowshoe Hare was eating a mushroom. Love those big feet!
Black Guillemots are common in the waters off the point.
A Common Eider drake showing the strange bill structure.
Common Eider hens
Two Great Black-backed Gulls hanging out with Herring Gulls. Laughing Gulls are present in small numbers, too, but they tend to keep farther away from the mainland.
These irises were blooming in many areas along the rocky shore. Anyone know the species?