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Nature Notes: Eastern Gray Squirrel

Nature Notes: Eastern Gray Squirrel

Ed Robinson
January 30, 2023

Please consider a vital question – how can an animal with a brain the size of a walnut be so devilishly clever, defeating nearly every human-designed device and construction to keep him out? If you like to feed the birds, you know exactly what I mean. There are many YouTube videos to prove just how… Read more

Anniversary Stories: A Family Easement

Anniversary Stories: A Family Easement

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
January 30, 2023

Submitted by Alicia Pulsifer Heyburn for our 40th Anniversary. For more information, click here. Dear HHLT, You’re turning 40. It’s now 2023 which means that HHLT was born in 1983. I was 13. And when you were 5 or 6 and I was 19 or so, my favorite place on planet Earth slid under the… Read more

Enjoy the outdoors in winter!

Enjoy the outdoors in winter!

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
January 25, 2023

It’s easy to feel cooped up during the cold and dark of winter. It’s worth the effort to overcome your inertia and get yourself and your family outside! Research shows that being outdoors helps our mood, our brain and our body. Luckily in Harpswell there are lots of options for where to go. This being… Read more

Photo project: This week in Harpswell

Photo project: This week in Harpswell

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
January 18, 2023

Have you enjoyed Harpswell’s scenic wonders? Yes! Have you ever been inspired to reach for a camera or phone to capture a moment of Harpswell beauty — a sunset, a dewdrop, a smile, or the majestic arc of forest giant? Most likely. If you’re like most of us, you’re eager to share those golden moments…. Read more

Presentations by Author Ed Robinson on the Mystery of Maine’s Wildlife

Harpswell author Ed Robinson has been writing and speaking about the outdoors for years. His new presentation features superb photographs of many of Maine’s wild creatures, both the iconic and the secretive. Ed will share fascinating stories about these creatures and help us to understand more about their lives. Growing up in the Finger Lakes… Read more

HHLT’s First 40 Years

2023 marks a substantial milestone for Harpswell Heritage Land Trust: we are now 40 years old! From our formation by the Harpswell Historical Society, to our evolution from Harpswell Heritage Trust to Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, to our shift from an all-volunteer to a staffed organization, and our increase in the depth and breadth of… Read more

Guide to Harpswell Waterfront Published

Guide to Harpswell Waterfront Published

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
January 10, 2023

Originally published in the Harpswell Anchor. A new guide to the Harpswell waterfront aims to educate both current residents and newcomers about the community they share. “Scuttlebutt: How to Live & Work in a Waterfront Community” is a collaborative effort among the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, Cundy’s Harbor Library, Harpswell Anchor, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust… Read more

Nature Notes: Long-tailed Duck

Nature Notes: Long-tailed Duck

Ed Robinson
January 4, 2023

Over the years I have written several articles about the unique black and white beauties found on Harpswell’s winter waters. I have great appreciation for these hardy birds that include common loons, buffleheads, and common eiders. They may not add a splash of color to a season that is mostly shades of gray, but they… Read more

2022 in Photos

2022 in Photos

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
December 23, 2022

We are so grateful for this past year and everyone who has shared it with us. In 2022 we built a new trail loop at Little Ponds Preserve, exceeded our Forever Campaign goal, hosted 10 sessions of Nature Day Camp, engaged hundreds of people with educational events, launched our new website, continued to send you… Read more

Nature Notes: Cattails

Nature Notes: Cattails

Ed Robinson
December 10, 2022

Song writers endlessly spin songs about life and love, using language and music in many styles to tell their tales. When writers turn lyrical, they often draw upon the natural world in the form of animals or plants. Witness one example in 1968 when folk singer Gordon Lightfoot mused about “pussy willows, cattails, soft winds… Read more