I Miss Dendroica…
After Nature Bum Kirk Gentalen’s favorite genus of warbler becomes absorbed by another genus, he begins to ponder the idea of change and how “we” (the royal “we”) adapt to it.
Favorite Tree – The Trail, The Blood, and The Fisher
A story about Kirk’s new favorite tree and the lessons it taught him.
A Calendar of My Own
If you live in Maine (or New England for that matter) you’ve probably experienced the turbulent transition from winter to spring. MCHT steward Kirk Gentalen has a solution and it involves using a calendar of his own creation.
Tips for Avoiding Ticks
The best way to avoid diseases like Lyme is to learn the risk of tick bites, and how to prevent and treat them.
What’s Your Favorite (Porcu)sign?
Tracking wildlife isn’t always about finding wildlife. More often than not, it’s about what you can learn from the clues that have been left behind. But sometimes, you might just be pleasantly surprised!
Pitching In to Save Little Whaleboat Island
A Brunswick business—Paul’s Marina—steps up to help save Little Whaleboat Island in Casco Bay.
Friendly Neighborhood Thissells
“Neighborhood.” When you think about your neighborhood, you might be thinking about the people that live down the street or across the road. For Nature Bum, Kirk Gentalen, the word “neighborhood” extends beyond people. But, every once in a while, Kirk finds himself enjoying time with his human-neighbors. And even considers them friends!
Ice Is My Happy Place
Most ice skaters don’t quite understand why Kirk Gentalen spends so much time on the ice and so little in ice skates. But to Kirk, the magic of a frozen marsh goes beyond ice skating. The magic lies in the stories a frozen world can tell and the wildlife that lives in it!
Go with the Flow
A celebration of the first snow and the story of how Kirky (yep, he called himself Kirky) got his groove back.
Why Rivers Matter in a Changing Climate
Protecting connected habitats is key to making the coast more resilient to climate change, and healthy, free-flowing rivers are among the most important types of connected habitats.
A Tale of Ten Pellets
It’s early spring and MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen is all about woodfrog eggs and owl pellets.
Gift of Hope
Essay by Rebecca Rockefeller Lambert, 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.
Essay by Marla O’Byrne, part of the Voices from the Coast project to celebrate people’s deep connection to the Maine coast and MCHT’s 50 years of land conservation.
Where the Land Meets the Sea
Essay by Megan Grumbling, part of the Voices from the Coast project to celebrate people’s deep connection to the Maine coast and MCHT’s 50 years of land conservation.
The Hunt for Woolly Alder Aphids
A hunt for woolly alder aphids leads MCHT land steward to find some rad mushrooms in alder wetlands.