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Nature Notes

Tree Swallow (John Berry photo)

Do you enjoy watching song birds at your feeding stations on cold winter days? Have you been startled on a woods walk by the sight of a spotted whitetail deer fawn? For many of us, observing wildlife is an important part of the joy of Harpswell. Feedback from our members and the many visitors to HHLT properties indicates that wildlife viewing is a big part of their enjoyment of the outdoors. We are fortunate that Harpswell has lots of open spaces and a wide array of habitats available for wildlife, both resident and migratory.

HHLT member Ed Robinson spends a lot of time outdoors and has a life-long love of nature’s diverse creatures. Every month he writes a new story about one of the fascinating animals or unique habitats you might encounter around town. These articles are included in our monthly email newsletter (you may sign up to receive the newsletter using this link).

Below you will find links to Ed’s past articles. Ed welcomes feedback or questions from readers via his email address erobinuk@aol.com.

American Crow

American Robin

Animal Tracking

Apple Tree

Autumn

Bald Eagle

Browntail Moth

Bufflehead

Canada Goose

Chipmunk

Cooper’s Hawk

Eastern Bluebird

Eider

Fisher

Fox

Garter Snake

Great Blue Heron

Herring Gull

Honey Bee

Hummingbird Moth

Jellies

Meadow Vole

Moose

Osprey

Oysters on the Rebound

Pollinators

Porcupine

Raccoon

River Otter

Rockweed

Roseate Tern

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Seal: Mermaid of Harpswell

Settled Down for a Long Winter’s Nap

Skunk

Snapping Turtle

Snowy Owl: The Real Snowbird

Spotted Salamander

Toad

Tree Swallow

Vernal Pools

Water Lilies

Weasels

Whistle Pig

White-Tailed Deer, part one

White-Tailed Deer, part two

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey: Springtime Lovers

Wildlife Cameras: Spying in the Dark

Wildlife Mysteries

Winterberry