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Nature Notes: Spotted Salamander

Nature Notes: Spotted Salamander

Ed Robinson
August 1, 2022

In late winter in Maine, a few things are certain: maple sap will be running on warm days, you soon have to complete your tax return, and winter is losing its grip even if there is one more storm in the forecast. As the days grow longer, and the snow gradually melts, you have the… 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

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