MCHT Conservation Intern Andrew Czwakiel spent the summer of 2020 working with Blue Hill Heritage Trust.
MCHT Conservation Intern Claire Pellegrini spent the summer of 2020 working with Boothbay Regional Land Trust.
MCHT Conservation Intern Lucy Tabb spent the summer of 2020 working with Cape Elizabeth Land Trust.
MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen has been enjoying the sights on St. George’s Clark Island Preserve this summer—particularly the butterflies.
MCHT Conservation Intern Hana Palazzo, a Hudson Valley native from New York, spent the summer of 2020 working with Mahoosuc Land Trust and Mahoosuc Pathways fostering a sense of community involvement in a socially distanced world.
MCHT Conservation Intern Chris Ring spent the summer of 2020 working with the Wells Reserve at Laudholm.
MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen has learned to love walking the same trails over and over again (it’s part of the gig). And Calderwood Island has been one of his favorite places to return to for all the changes that have occurred there over the past decade-plus.
MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen thinks flowers are just fine. Even cooler are the critters they attract.
MCHT Land Steward Kirk Gentalen shares information about the survival strategies of several plants found in June in Maine—the pink lady slipper, the bunchberry, and the one-flowered cancer root.
Injustice and systemic racism pervade all aspects of our society, including the land conservation community, and we cannot leave the obvious unsaid and unexamined.
Aldermere Farm’s General Manager Heidi Baker offers an update from Aldermere Farm in the midst of COVID-19 and calving season.
In his ongoing salamander egg studies, MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen learns about the super special algae that turns salamander eggs green.
A frequent visitor to Maine Coast Heritage Trust preserves tells us why Harriman Point in Brooklin is his favorite.
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.