Stories from the Coast
Here you’ll find the latest in MCHT’s land conservation news, tips for exploring the coast, dispatches from field staff, and more.
Nature has its ways of announcing transition. Winterberries and woolly bears for one are great indicators that fall has arrived. And as fall transitions to winter, MCHT nature bum Kirk Gentalen is excited to encounter the occasional frozen (hibernating) woolly bear and persistent winterberries holding onto their red—the only splash of color in a barren grey winter landscape—for months to come!
By Tim Garrity, Historian, Mount Desert Island Historical Society The Geologic Era The Stone Barn stands on ground molded and carved more than 10,000 years ago by a massive glacier that descended from the northwest. It is hard to imagine the enormity of this frozen force, a mile-high expanse of ice so heavy that it…
An overview of the cultural and natural history of Malaga Island, a 42-acre island in the New Meadows River that was home to a mixed-race community evicted by the state of Maine in 1912.