Toward the end of summer, the seeds of many native plants in Maine begin to ripen and disperse, even some that bloomed back in the spring. People are often surprised to hear how much time can pass between when a . . . Read More »
Some of our most beautiful native plants do not belong in our gardens. When you see them for sale in a nursery, they are more often than not dug from the wild. The most common species collected in the wild . . . Read More »
Gathering Data on Life Cycle Events in Maine Plants All across the country, scientists and non-scientists alike are keeping track of a natural, easy-to-observe, even joyful event: the first opening of flower buds. By writing down the dates when plants . . . Read More »
Habitat Corridors for Pollinating Insects: Bees and butterflies are getting a lot of attention these days, now that they are in severe decline. Our whole ecosystem, including many food crops, depends on them.
The impact of people can be seen everywhere, even in the wildest parts of Maine. In the southern and coastal regions, what was once a mostly forested landscape inhabited by the first Americans soon became the agricultural and logged landscape . . . Read More »