A sign of spring….

Well, it’s finally here, the day you’ve been waiting for. Today is “National Learn About Butterflies Day”.

Wait, what? You haven’t been waiting for it?  Too bad, here it is, in all it’s glory.  Or all it’s fluttery color anyway. (yes, that’s a word. I think)

Fun facts to share about butterflies (and when you do so please use #LearnAboutButterfliesDay)

~ Worldwide there are more than 24,000 species of butterflies

~ Wing spans range from 1/8  inch to 12 inches

~ Top flight speed is up to 12 MPH

~ Life spans are from a week to a 9-10 months

Butterflies rely on plants and flowers to survive, so today is a great day to start thinking spring and gardens and plantings.  See, any time I can write about spring makes me happy!  I’ll keep searching and counting the days……

What to do in Midcoast Maine

An early summer weekend activity starts Friday with the 42nd Annual Old Port Festival. With music, food, arts and crafts and more, it’s a not to miss this weekend. http://www.oldportfestival.net/

Not enough notice?  Well, Boothbay Harbors’ 53rd Annual Windjammers Days starts on June 21st, plenty of time for planning for that week! http://www.windjammerdays.org/

Of course, the 4th of July wouldn’t be the same without the 42nd Annual Bath Heritage Days, with parades and fireworks! http://bathheritagedays.com/

That takes us into July with more festivals, fireworks, food and fun to follow all summer long!

Don’t want to wait for a weekend, check out these two sites for ongoing activities!

The top 30 things to do in Portland, including beer tours, food tours and boat tours   http://bit.ly/1TbOcWS

The top 30 Things to do in Midcoast Maine, including lighthouses, beaches and wineries    http://bit.ly/1BZhXzy

6.13.15     The 42nd Annual Old Port Festival Weekend

6.23.15     Windjammers Days Boothbay Harbor

7.2.15      The 42nd Annual Bath Heritage Days

7.17.15    The 50th Annual Yarmouth Clam Festival

7.29.15    Maine Lobster Festival

Friday Happenings in the Midcoast

It’s not too late and it won’t be too cold to enjoy some of the art offered in the Midcoast Maine area…and here are a couple of art walks this evening….
In the Rockland area tonight? Check out ~ http://artwalkmaine.org/rockland-first-friday-artwalk/
Would you rather stay inside?  Portland’s flea-for-all is open all weekend ~  http://portlandfleaforall.com/
Or for something more thirst quenching, why not check out the Maine Brewer’s Festival http://www.learnyourbeer.com/maine_festival/default.asp
But no matter what you choose to do, remember to have fun, and be responsible!

Maine Brewers Festival 2011

Maine Brewers Festival 2011 ( Joseph Cote)