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Nature Notes: Spotted Salamander

Nature Notes: Spotted Salamander

Ed Robinson
August 1, 2022

If you enjoy this article, you’re sure to love Ed Robinson’s 2018 book, Nature Notes from Maine, which includes many of the wildlife stories on this website, new stories and stunning photographs and ink drawings. Click here for details. In late winter in Maine, a few things are certain: maple sap will be running on warm days,… Read more

Annual Meeting 2022

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust held its Annual Meeting of the membership on July 12. We elected new trustees and officers and recognized the impact and accomplishments of long-time Executive Director Reed Coles. “It’s hard to adequately thank Reed for all he’s done for the land trust over the past 16 years,” said HHLT President Wendy… Read more

Recreational Fishing in Harpswell

Son-in-law Pete chuckled with delight as he pulled up his fishing line which had a life of its own with several squirming mackerel attached to it. His line was rigged with a collection of 7 small flies in what is known as a Sabiki rig. If you position yourself on a local dock with a… Read more

The Tondreau Project

Why This Property? The large size (for Harpswell) of the Tondreau property means protecting a significant block of wildlife habitat which, when you include the property’s intertidal habitat, support at least 11 bird species the State of Maine has designated to be of “greatest conservation need,” including waterfowl, wading birds, and shorebirds. The property also… Read more

Fun and Discovery at Harpswell Community School

It’s been a great school year for outdoor learning at Harpswell Community School! Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s Julia McLeod has brought HCS students out to the woods more than 80 times during this school year for science learning and nature-based play. Her work reached every student at our local public elementary school. Some highlights of… Read more

Nature Notes: Chipping Sparrow

Nature Notes: Chipping Sparrow

Ed Robinson
June 1, 2022

Looking weary and bedraggled, the tiny bird gathered its remaining strength while staring down its adversary. When it appeared that its aggressive stance and sharp calls were inadequate to drive away the intruder, the sparrow launched another attack. The intruder mirrored the attack and the sparrow dropped back upon the pickup’s tonneau cover to rest and… Read more

2022 Forever Campaign

2022 Forever Campaign

Amelia Graham
June 1, 2022

When HHLT takes on a new preserve or conservation easement, we commit to protecting that land…forever. That word shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s a big commitment for a small, one-town land trust. At HHLT, we believe in forever. We want to ensure that someone will always be around to protect the wildlife and natural areas… Read more

Waterfront Conversation Series Tackles Access, in All its Forms

Originally published in the Harpswell Anchor What is access? According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, access is “permission, liberty, or ability to enter, approach, or pass to and from a place or to approach or communicate with a person or thing.” Two words jump out of this definition — people and place. Both of these themes featured… Read more