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The Lone Star Tick

There has been extensive media coverage in recent years regarding tick borne diseases in Maine. The most common of these is Lyme disease, but anaplasmosis and babesiosis are rapidly growing in prevalence here. The primary carrier of the bacteria causing those diseases is the black-legged tick, often called the deer tick. Maine unfortunately is now… Read more

50 Outdoor Activity Ideas for Kids

From mid-March to the end of May 2020, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) posted a simple outdoor activity idea and nature riddle for kids every weekday. Some days we also posted other resources, like downloadable chapters of the Junior Ranger Activity Book. Created to support parents who found themselves homeschooling during the COVID-19 pandemic, these… Read more

Gardening to engage with the native wildlife

Gardening to engage with the native wildlife

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
April 30, 2020

By Becky Gallery As the days lengthen and the soil warms, my thoughts turn toward the gardens. Vegetables to feed us, flowers to cheer us and trees to cool us with shade on a warm, summer day. Gardening always connects me to nature, to the soil, to the plants and to the creatures that share… Read more

It’s tick season: Be prepared

Thanks to a mild winter, it looks like mud season might pass with only a modicum of mud compared to some years. Yet that mild winter probably means a large population of ticks lurking in the forest and hoping to latch onto us for a meal. However, there is much you can do to make… Read more

Bird Watching for Science

Photo by Curt Chipman Do you have an interest in learning more about the world around you? Have you wondered how scientists go about studying the major challenges faced by the Earth from climate change to plastic pollution to endangered species? Many people have a fascination about our world and want to learn about melting… Read more

Boost Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat

The uniting theme for 2020 at Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) is engagement. Each month we will offer an article on this theme. Click here for more articles. There is a great deal of research to prove that human beings need green space, fresh air and wildlife around us for wellness and peace of mind…. Read more

The Garden’s Bounty

The Garden’s Bounty

Becky Gallery
September 5, 2019

One of a series of articles on the topic of wellness. Click here for more. How has your garden grown? Did the native shrubs you planted during our wet spring survive summer’s heat? Did you remember to water the new plants every week? And how about those vegetables? Are the zucchini and tomatoes pouring in? This… Read more