MCHT land steward reflects on what he calls “baby bird time.” In late June, bird migration has waned somewhat but there’s still plenty to see in the backyard.
Our approach to managing invasive plants: know what invasive plants are present on a property, remove small to moderate infestations, respond immediately to new infestations, and monitor regularly.
Kirk Gentalen couldn’t host a spring bird walk at Erickson Fields this year, but he walked the preserve himself nonetheless and saw some cool birds!
MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen teases some of the fun nature videos he has in store for you in the spring and summer of 2020.
It’s early spring and MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen is all about woodfrog eggs and owl pellets.
Questionable ice leads MCHT Land Steward Kirk Gentalen to a Fisher discovery that might otherwise have gone unnoticed.
MCHT Land Steward Kirk Gentalen takes part in the annual Christmas Bird Count, yielding quality interactions and distractions and a surprisingly Owl-less day.
MCHT land steward doesn’t usually go to nature for a sense of calm… he’s all about the wildlife activity! But still, quiet days at his backyard marsh have proven fascinating of late.
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.
A hunt for woolly alder aphids leads MCHT land steward to find some rad mushrooms in alder wetlands.
Les Hyde was a passionate advocate for land conservation in the midcoast. We honor him and his lasting impact on the coast with a special granite bench at Clark Island Preserve.
In 2020, MCHT finished the seventh land protection project in seven years to create Long Point Preserve, a 180-acre preserve spanning most of a peninsula in Machiasport.
Recently conserved Seaduck Point Preserve got a clean up from local Beals Island students on an outing led by MCHT land steward Deirdre Whitehead.
MCHT President Tim Glidden offers a vision of hope for the next 50 years of MCHT.
MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen ponders the prevalence of trifectas in nature observation.