“Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of a wolf.” — Aldo Leopold “Thinking Like a Mountain” Last week I had the pleasure of participating in a group presentation and discussion on Nurturing Carnivore Coexistence and Biodiversity on Your Farm, at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show. I was invited Read More
First Light Wildlife Habitats
Deborah Perkins, M.S. is a wildlife ecologist with 25 years of experience in her field and a lifelong commitment to wildlife conservation. Before settling down in her native Maine, she was a field biologist for many years, conducting fieldwork and wildlife research throughout North America, from the deserts of New Mexico to the remote tundra landscape of the Canadian Arctic. Since 2010, as the sole proprietor of First Light Wildlife Habitats, she has been partnering with landowners throughout Maine to create thriving wildlife habitats in their own backyards, farms, and forestlands. Deb lives with her husband and daughter in Poland Spring.
It’s “the most wonderful time of the year” to spot winterberry on roadsides and in wet meadows and swamps. The scarlet-red berries of our native holly are literally exploding with color right now. Once the snow falls, the display will be even more magical. Commonly known as winterberry, Ilex verticllata is one of my all-time Read More