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New book by Harpswell author features wildlife

Ed Robinson
August 27, 2018

Author Ed Robinson enjoying Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s Long Reach Preserve.

The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust announces the availability of a new book written by local author and trustee Ed Robinson. Titled Nature Notes from Maine: River Otters, Moose, Skunks and More, the book is a collection of 40 stories about a wide variety of wildlife and plant species found in our community.

“We’re delighted to offer this book to local residents and visitors to our beautiful community,” said Reed Coles, Executive Director of Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT). “Ed has been sharing his love of nature with our members for years, and we wanted to expand the audience for his writing.”

Printed in Maine on high quality materials, the book features many of Maine’s iconic creatures including lobsters, loons, fishers and osprey. With 60 stunning photographs and 10 etchings in 190 pages, this book will provide you with many hours of pleasure and valuable insights into some of our special neighbors.

In commenting upon the book, George Smith, Outdoor News Editor for the Bangor Daily News noted “This book is full of great stories about Maine’s wild animals. The stories are highly entertaining and brought back memories of some of my own wildlife encounters. These are the wild critters that make life in Maine very special.”

All proceeds from sales of the book will benefit the conservation and education work of HHLT. For 35 years, the land trust has collaborated with the community to protect special places in Harpswell, provide public access, and educate and engage our citizens. From public beaches to salt marshes, historic fields to quiet forests, the land trust has protected more than 1,600 acres in Harpswell and offers 10 miles of walking trails and several shore access points.

To obtain a copy of the book, stop by the HHLT office at 153 Harpswell Neck Road in Harpswell, click here, or mail a check to HHLT, PO Box 359, Harpswell ME 04079. The price is $25 plus $4 if shipping is required.