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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

Author Ed Robinson 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. Those who spend their lives stuck in major cities, surrounded by concrete, noise, pollution and crowds are prone to health problems with long term consequences…. Read more

The Garden’s Bounty

The Garden’s Bounty

Becky Gallery
September 5, 2019

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 is the time of year we celebrate the harvest. The ripe red tomatoes are… Read more

Heron Tracking Success!

Heron Tracking Success!

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
June 19, 2019

Success! A great blue heron caught in Harpswell is now flying around wearing her new solar powered GPS transmitter. This project was made possible by help from HHLT volunteers and Harpswell Coastal Academy teachers and students. Danielle D’Auria, a wildlife biologist with Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, spent weeks scouting the Harpswell area… Read more

Ticks, Ticks and More Ticks: How to protect yourself

Deer or black legged tick Unless you are new to Maine, you probably know that we have some issues with tick-borne disease here. What you may not know, however, is just how serious the tick problem has become for much of our state. I would love to pass along good news to you in this… Read more

It’s Time to Plant the Garden

As May’s longer days warm the soil, we wait anxiously for the day we can get those new plants and seeds into the garden. The garden centers and nurseries abound with seedlings, each vying for attention. The Harpswell Garden Club maintains the gardens at Harpswell Historic Park on Route 123 in Harpswell Center, and our… Read more

Nature Notes: Nest Boxes for Birds

Winter passes slowly for wildlife and for humans, but the longer days tell us that spring is only a few weeks away. Soon your favorite species will emerge from hibernation or return from long migrations to warmer climates. Better weather will trigger the mating season for many creatures and finding a home for rearing their… Read more

Browntail Moth:  Act Now!

Browntail Moth: Act Now!

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
March 5, 2019

By Kyle Rosenberg, local arborist and plant enthusiast While Ole’ Man Winter had his accomplice, Boreas, sweep down from the north with bitter cold this winter, I know that March is closely followed by the budding of spring. As I look out the window at 5:30 p.m. this 28th day of February, it is clear… Read more