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Intro to Birding

Intro to Birding

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
April 14, 2022

Interested in birding? We encourage you to watch a recording of Judy Marino’s 2021 Intro to Birding workshop. Click here for the recording. Download a helpful resource sheet for beginning birders created by Judy Marino. This Intro to Birding session will present basic guidelines and hints for identifying birds, with emphasis on appropriate habitat as… Read more

The Forest Playground

Explore, Play, Discover Take a step into the Forest Playground and you will quickly discover that it is not a typical playground. It is much more. This is a place where all of our senses are invited to play. The elements and materials here provide inspiration for fun, connection, creativity, movement and discovery. Children experience… Read more

New Pocket Naturalist Guide to Seashore Life of Harpswell, Maine

The perfect waterproof guide for your summer adventures! Harpswell Heritage Land Trust has created a custom guide to the common plants, animals and algae found along Harpswell’s shoreline. Printed on waterproof paper, the guide is easy to stick in your back pocket when heading out to explore. This visual guide features color illustrations to help… Read more

Exploration Kits

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
May 27, 2021

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is offering exploration kits to give families the tools, ideas and inspiration to create lasting outdoor memories! We are deeply committed to making these kits accessible and are offering them for a suggested donation. You can pay as little or as much as works for your budget, no questions asked. The… Read more

Three Recipes from Maine Coastal Cooking

Three Recipes from Maine Coastal Cooking

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
December 10, 2020

Try out three recipes for the solstice from Maine Coastal Cooking – Down East Recipes Dating from 1664, which was published in 1963. Spiced Cider 1 gallon cider 1 tablespoon whole cloves 1 tablespoon allspice berries 4 sticks cinnamon (about 2 inches each) 3 lemons (optional) 3 oranges (optional) Place cider and spices in a… Read more

Greeting the Return of the Sun

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
December 8, 2020

By Cynthia Friend Probably the world’s oldest profession was “sky-watcher.” These were the ones who watched, remembered, and knew things. They could answer important questions like, “Is the sun ever coming back? When?” This was before there were numbers—before there was math! Until modern times, people have awaited the first sunrise that follows the longest… Read more

Make your own Winter Solstice Lantern

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
December 8, 2020

There are many ideas and options for making winter solstice lanterns. Here are a few of our favorites. Glue and Tissue Paper Lantern Click here for directions. Milk Carton and Papier Mache Lantern Click here for directions. Glass Jar and Tissue Paper Lantern Click here for directions. Paper Lantern You’ll get everything you need for… Read more

Citizen Science: Signs of the Seasons

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
October 21, 2020

Using their backyards as laboratories, participants in the Signs of the Seasons program help scientists document the local effects of global climate change. Hundreds are trained to observe and record the phenology (seasonal changes) of common plants and animals living in their own communities — a citizen science project that fills a gap in regional… Read more