Boxy McBoxface comes to the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) with several years of experience navigating the world of recycling economies and is excited to address the challenges facing Maine’s recycling system. Living as a cardboard box doll gives Boxy unique insight into the importance of making recycling effective, sustainable, and equitable for all Read More
Nature of Maine Blog
The Natural Resources Council of Maine’s “Nature of Maine” blog gives you the inside scoop on some of the latest issues facing Maine’s environment. From environmental news to threats to opportunities, NRCM is on the frontlines of the latest goings-on—and we’re often leading the charge on efforts to protect Maine’s precious lands, air, waters, and wildlife. Read what NRCM staff members have to say and get the perspective of some of our members and supporters who have been guest contributors.
Perhaps you have an issue you’d like to write about. Maybe you’re an expert on a particular topic and are inspired to share your expertise. Maybe you’ve recently made a visit to a spectacular Maine nature preserve or other natural area and would like to write about it (captioned photos welcome!). For submission guidelines, email email@example.com. To make sure you don’t miss a post, sing up for our Nature of Maine blog RSS feed at https://www.nrcm.org/about-nrcm/contact/rss-feeds/.
Those of you who have asked us why the number of birds you now see in your yards, feeders, or favorite birding spots, appear to be far fewer than you remembered decades ago may now have your answer. A study published in the rigorously academic journal Science found that there are nearly three billion fewer Read More
The land is awash with sprays of amber, lemon, and yellow from the wild goldenrods that proliferate in meadows, roadsides, forest edges, and vacant lots this time of year. These misunderstood, underappreciated, and spectacularly diverse plants have been lumped into the common category of “goldenrod” and unfairly blamed for hay fever. The showy colorful blooms Read More
What is the largest protected area you know? Is it Baxter State Park? Yellowstone? Are you sitting down? Thaidene Nene, a new Canadian national park reserve, is more than 25 times larger than Baxter and more than twice the size of Yellowstone. At more than six million acres, Thaidene Nene is one of the largest Read More
This year, the Natural Resources Council of Maine is proudly celebrating 60 years of protecting the nature of Maine. How fortunate we are that in 1959, a handful of people came together to protect the Allagash River from a dam project that would have spoiled the region forever. Saving that special place was the first Read More
On Thursday, July 18, we were transported to another world. The world of puffins. We, along with more than 100 members of the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM), boarded the Hardy Boat in New Harbor on a warm, calm summer evening along the coast of Maine. We were thrilled to be joined by Dr. Read More
As I wrap up my internship with the Natural Resource Council of Maine, I can’t help but to reflect on the incredible experiences I had while working as the School Project Intern. NRCM and this internship gave me the opportunity to not only meet and connect with 10 different middle school classes and teachers across Read More
Before the school year ended, we have had a busy week on the trail. The weather was finally on our side. We ordered a two-yard load of crushed rock to hold the cedar posts. Logan and Max dug two different two-feet deep holes with a spade that Brandon’s family loaned us. Logan had to remove Read More
Use these cool apps to help you explore Maine this summer, and all year round! All apps can be downloaded in the Apple iTunes or Google Play Store. eBird Created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, eBird is a must-have app for any birder – or anyone who’s simply interested in nature’s feathered friends! This Read More