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Drowsy Dragonflies on Hot Summer Days
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?
“The Column I’d Never Thought I’d Write”
MCHT Land Steward Kirk Gentalen falls for Maine’s native flowers—and tells you all about some of his favorites.
Watching for Migratory Birds
When songbirds migrate through Maine in the spring, you better believe MCHT steward Kirk Gentalen is outside listening and looking for warblers.
Ye Olde Fishin’ Holes: the Animal Variety
Looking to spot semi-aquatic animals this winter? Find a hole in the ice near you!
Winter Tracking Tips
Wildlife tracks, trails, and what to make of them—your guide to winter wandering through Maine marshes
Pardon the Irruption
Forced south of their typical range due to food shortage, the Maine coast is seeing some special birds this season
Mushrooms with Eggs
Excerpt: Been eyeing the mushrooms in your yard lately? Want to know what, exactly, you’re looking at?
Ditch Full of Distractions
Who knew a ditch could be so cool? MCHT steward Kirk Gentalen, that’s who.