Stories by MCHT Land Steward Kirk Gentalen
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]?”
Kirk takes local fifth and sixth graders on an adventure to his favorite place—the marsh behind his house in St. George.
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).
How’s this for a headscratcher: hundreds of Six-spotted Fishing Spiders making their way across the ice in January? Kirk has more.
MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen takes part in the Christmas Bird Count and, as always, resists the temptation to track mammals.
Has anyone else noticed it’s been a winterberry fall? Not sure what that means? Kirk will tell you.
Forever on the search for cool mushrooms, MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen gives “fall colors” a whole new meaning.
MCHT Land Steward Kirk Gentalen takes a trip to Monhegan in search of songbirds, and find many other cool creatures instead.
After an overseas vacation, MCHT Land Steward is back on Maine soil, and seeing the wildlife all around him with new eyes.
Just add water, and mushrooms arrive in full force—even in the generally hot and dry summer months.
These hot midsummer days aren’t good for much except swimming, lemonade sipping, and dragonfly spotting.
Every spring, bird and mammal populations swell. But as the summer goes on, populations dwindle. What’s this about?
MCHT Land Steward Kirk Gentalen falls for Maine’s native flowers—and tells you all about some of his favorites.