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Nature Notes from Maine: Puffins, Black Bears, Raccoons & More

In response to the success of his first Nature Notes book, Ed Robinson has written another book of wildlife essays! The new book, just released in October 2021, is titled Nature Notes from Maine: Puffins, Black Bears, Raccoons & More.

Readers of the first volume enjoyed not only the stunning photographs and drawings, but also the personal essays on 40 varied species found in Maine. Ed combines detailed information on the biology and life cycle of each subject with humorous anecdotes of his interactions with wild creatures.

The new book features another 40 species, including some of the most popular with both tourists and residents. Atlantic puffins are universally loved for their distinctive coloring and comical walk. Black bears are among the most popular animals in Maine but are quite reclusive. Canada lynx are doing well in Maine’s big woods but most people know little about these beautiful cats.

A reviewer from the Natural Resources Council of Maine raved about the first volume, calling the writing “lucid and tranquil.” Readers will surely enjoy the many fine photographs in the new book, a number of which were taken by local photographers. Even better, all profits from sales of both books will continue to support the conservation and education efforts of Harpswell Heritage Land Trust.

Books may be purchased by clicking here or by stopping by the land trust’s offices at 153 Harpswell Neck Road in Harpswell. The price is $20 per book plus $5 for shipping and handling if needed. The book will make a great Christmas gift for friends and family alike. The first 100 orders will get a book signed by the author!

As with the first book, the author has developed a brand new one-hour slide presentation to highlight a number of creatures from the second book. With more than 100 beautiful images, most of them distinct from the book’s photos, you will want to see the show! Contact Ed at erobin77@gmail.com to book a presentation.