Now, more than ever during these troubling times, we should look for opportunities to remind ourselves of our valuable community and of what we can accomplish together. Today, we want to take a moment to recognize the one-year anniversary of an exciting collaboration we launched last year with Maine’s craft brewers. On March 27, 2019, 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/.
*Please note that this piece was written before the COVID-19 pandemic. We are not encouraging people to go out to shop for any of the items mentioned in this edition of Critter Chatter. If we’re to believe the groundhog’s prediction that spring will come early this year, it seems appropriate to share a post written by Read More
On a recent early evening, my husband and I watched two young boys, poles and bobbers in hand, clamber down the far bank of the river in front of our home as the sun was setting, the river touched by golden light. Fishing season is beginning, thanks to Governor Mills’ decision to open it early. Read More
I am not a homebody. I like to be out, traveling around visiting fun and beautiful places whenever I can, camera in hand. I like to head to the beach or to a state park to wander around the trails. I like to visit friends and family. I like to do almost anything except sit Read More
Chances are that you went to the grocery store (at least once) recently and impulsively bought way more food than usual. And I suspect that may have led to an unanticipated consequence: food waste. (Or perhaps you just guilt-ate way more than you should to prevent your food from going bad!) Reducing food waste is Read More
In E. O. Wilson’s 1984 book Biophilia, the world-renowned biologist and Harvard University professor described an innate “love of life” that humans have, meaning, we are drawn to nature. In an interview with PBS, he said this intrinsic attraction is so basic that he believed most people understand it and that it’s slowly instilling a Read More
With our son’s school closed and our offices at the Natural Resources Council of Maine and National Audubon doing the responsible thing of instituting work-at-home policies out of concern about the coronavirus, we have found ourselves thinking about the implications of staying here at our house. We’ve all heard the stories of people being quarantined Read More
I hope that you and your families are safe and healthy. At the Natural Resources Council of Maine, we are doing everything that we can to keep our staff safe and healthy as well, while continuing with the strong work that the nature of Maine needs from us. With positive cases of COVID-19 increasing in Read More
When Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) was enacted in 1987, the program was remarkably forward-looking and a harbinger of good things to come. Over the past three decades, LMF has become Maine’s most important and popular land conservation program. But the program has not received any new funding since 2012, which is why we’re working Read More