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.
Lessons from the Hill by 2023 MCHT Richard G. Rockefeller Conservation Intern Sadie Woodruff
2023 MCHT Richard G. Rockefeller Conservation Intern Daniel Snider recounts his summer spent on MDI monitoring trails up and down the coast.
Bailey Bowden, from Penobscot, Maine, brings numerous talents and skills to his role at River Monitor for the Bagaduce
On this particular August day, we collected 860 pounds of plastic buoys, rope, and trash, From (only two) packed boatloads.
2023 MCHT Richard G. Rockefeller Conservation Intern Joshua Berry spends his summer at Western Foothills Land Trust.
I have early childhood memories of sitting on the ledges watching seals and exploring tidepools filled with all kinds of fascinating creatures…
May is a great time for migrating songbirds, making it Kirk’s favorite month of the year. But as we know Kirk loves to learn and he’s learned May can be filled with so much more.
For a nature bum like Kirk Gentalen, deciding what to write about can sometimes be challenging. Kirk sees cool things every day and there’s so much to choose from! In the latest Nature Bummin’ article, Kirks explores something that’s been hidden in plain sight!
Take a closer look at wood frog and spotted salamander eggs and egg masses found on MCHT preserves this time of year
The mother Fisher delivers a litter with one to six (average two – three) youngsters called “Kits”, born blind, helpless, and are partially covered with fine hair.
How we’re utilizing regenerative farming practice to mitigate climate change impacts at our agricultural preserves in Rockport.
MCHT has been engaging in “natural climate solutions” for over fifty years, which is a critical component of the multi-faceted approach we must take to slow the rate of climate change and mitigate its impacts.
Enock Glidden is helping Maine land trusts make their trails more accessible.
This winter hasn’t been the coldest, or the snowiest, and it definitely hasn’t been the iciest, but even so, Kirk knows there’ve been no shortage of lessons to be learned!
We know why Peepers peep in spring, it’s to mate. At that time, their common name makes perfect sense. But why do Spring Peepers peep in the fall? In this Nature Bummin’ column, MCHT steward Kirk Gentalen sets out to solve the mystery of the Fall Peeper.