Mainers, it’s alewife time! Head to your local alewife stream and snap some wildlife pictures for Facebook and Instagram. Tag your photos #BillionsofFish to enter to win prizes from MCHT and partner organizations.
Rather than traveling far afield to spot wildlife this spring, Kirk is sticking to his hood for the greater good. But still, there’s plenty to see—from muskrats to woodpeckers to spotted salamander egg masses.
MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen is on the lookout for the harbinger of mid-late early spring (yes that’s confusing) and finds it in spermatophores.
Naturalist and land steward Kirk Gentalen reviews some of the questions he’s most commonly asked, including, “Is it early for [insert creature name]?”
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.
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.
While practicing social distancing, you can get outside and enjoy the health benefits—both physical and mental—of MCHT’s public preserves.
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).
MCHT works with the community of Brooksville to protect public access to a local beach
MCHT is partnering with the newly formed Knox County Gleaners and other organizations to get healthy food in the hands of those who need it.
MCHT, the town of St. George, and Georges River Land Trust come together to protect special places in the midcoast for the public to enjoy.
Has anyone else noticed it’s been a winterberry fall? Not sure what that means? Kirk will tell you.
MCHT Land Steward Kirk Gentalen takes a trip to Monhegan in search of songbirds, and find many other cool creatures instead.