For Love of the Coast
Maine’s Native Roundleaf Sundew: A Profile
Essay and illustration by MCHT land steward Amanda Devine, part of the Voices from the Coast project to celebrate peoples’ deep connection to the Maine coast and MCHT’s 50 years of land conservation.
Learning with Kids – On Ice!
Kirk takes local fifth and sixth graders on an adventure to his favorite place—the marsh behind his house in St. George.
A poem by Nancy Nielsen, part of the Voices from the Coast project to celebrate peoples’ deep connection to the Maine coast and MCHT’s 50 years of land conservation.
Tracking Animals at Erickson Fields
Bloody adventures from a winter tracking walk at Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport.
MCHT Land Steward Kirk Gentalen pays a visit to his local marsh in February and finds some pretty cool creatures, including a beaver and a water boatman (that’s an aquatic insect).
How’s this for a headscratcher: hundreds of Six-spotted Fishing Spiders making their way across the ice in January? Kirk has more.
Fighting Distraction During the Christmas Bird Count
MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen takes part in the Christmas Bird Count and, as always, resists the temptation to track mammals.
Nature Never Stops
Has anyone else noticed it’s been a winterberry fall? Not sure what that means? Kirk will tell you.
Corals, Tongues, and Jellies
Forever on the search for cool mushrooms, MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen gives “fall colors” a whole new meaning.
Every had one of those days? Ellie the cow did when she tried to track down her buddy Cooper in a distant field at Aldermere Farm.
Merlins, Monarchs, and More on Monhegan
MCHT Land Steward Kirk Gentalen takes a trip to Monhegan in search of songbirds, and find many other cool creatures instead.
Same Spot, New Eyes
After an overseas vacation, MCHT Land Steward is back on Maine soil, and seeing the wildlife all around him with new eyes.
Just add water, and mushrooms arrive in full force—even in the generally hot and dry summer months.
Drowsy Dragonflies on Hot Summer Days
These hot midsummer days aren’t good for much except swimming, lemonade sipping, and dragonfly spotting.
Back to Center
MCHT President Tim Glidden pauses to take stock of where the organization is in the spring of 2019, and where we go from here.
Spring Is For Vernal Pools
Take a closer look at wood frog and spotted salamander eggs and egg masses found on MCHT preserves this time of year