Living here is the greatest if you love getting back to nature and seeing wildlife. That's for sure. Whenever wild turkeys wander through the neighborhood or a deer appears in the backyard, we are reminded that wherever we live in Maine, we're in the woods.


A great place to see our wild neighbors all in one spot is the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray. After being closed for the winter, it re-opens this Saturday at 9:30am. This isn't a zoo, it's a special sanctuary run by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

According to their website,

"IF&W has placed a greater emphasis on education about wildlife and natural habitats in recent years, and has sought ways to incorporate wildlife management and conservation education learning opportunities into the exhibits, displays, and programs offered at the Wildlife Park."

It's so great to be able to see everything from moose and black bears to fish and birds and more in an environment as close to their natural habitat as can be. The park is also hosted by wardens who are happy to answer any questions about the great outdoors in Maine and where all the wild things are.


Check out this big fella you can visit starting this weekend.