The tale goes that you can predict the depth of snow that will fall in an upcoming winter by observing how high off the ground bees build their nests. In the photo below, my good friend and hunting partner, Milt Inman, and I, spotted a bees’ nest not too far from a roaring brook coming down off the mountain. At first I took a photo of just the nest but opted to put Milt in the picture to better give some scale as to how high off the ground the nest is.

Truth or fiction? The nest was inactive and as Maine bees nests go, I wouldn’t call this particular one very large. And Mainers shouldn’t expect a lot of snow.

It seems that in the area where we have hunted for over 50 years, the deer population is still very sparse at best which leaves more time to explore and take photos of things we see. More photos will follow.