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Nature Notes: Bobcat

Nature Notes: Bobcat

Ed Robinson
October 7, 2021

This essay comes from Ed Robinson’s new second volume in the Nature Notes series, titled Nature Notes from Maine: Puffins, Black Bears, Raccoons & More. Click here to learn more and order yours! It was cold in the dark October woods, thank goodness for my down jacket. As dawn crept slowly over the horizon behind… Read more

A Story of Recycling

A Story of Recycling

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
July 7, 2021

By Melinda Small Nothing has been as satisfying as my trips to the dump (aka Harpswell Recycling Center and Transfer Station). Despite her sometimes gruesome masks, Donnette’s greeting was always welcoming. And once again, I had finished a task that is a grateful diversion from my isolation. At the Center, a very visible sign lists… 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

Harpswell Addresses Climate Resiliency

By Patti Neuhof Today, barely a news cycle passes without a story tied to the impact and challenges communities across the country face as a result of climate change. Some of these impacts are immediately clear and heartbreaking, like the destruction attributed to the wildfires in the West or the flooding and devastation caused by… Read more

Plastics in Our Environment

“Just one word. Plastics.” So said neighbor Mr. McGuire with great conviction. But young Benjamin Braddock was far more interested in the career advice from Mr. Robinson, another neighbor, to “…sow a few wild oats” particularly with Mrs. Robinson in the classic 1967 movie “The Graduate.” Since 1967 the world has certainly embraced the use… 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

Animal Oddities

Animal Oddities

Ed Robinson
September 1, 2020

If you enjoy this article, you’re sure to love Ed Robinson’s 2018 book, Nature Notes from Maine, which includes many of the wildlife stories on this website, new stories and stunning photographs and ink drawings. Click here for details. As the wild turkeys headed toward the log where I rested, I froze in place, hoping to avoid… Read more