Earlier in the year, we shared that we’ve decided to pursue a “mindfulness birding” Maine Big Year in 2019, keeping track of the different species we identify (by sight or sound) in the state. We noted, you may recall, that people who compete in Big Years do so with the hope of breaking a record. 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.
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We, the Mahoney Green Team, are excited about the progress of our project, which is in part thanks to the Natural Resource Council of Maine and their program. So far, we have been working with the Portland Water District (PWD) to teach sixth graders about the hydrologic cycle and water quality. They teach multiple lessons, Read More
We are a group of sixth graders at Strong Elementary School in Strong, Maine. We love getting outdoors and doing activities like hiking, hunting, fishing, snowshoeing, skiing, and snowmobiling. For most of our years in middle school, our science and physical education teachers have been taking classes outside to the trail beside a stream located Read More
Last week, my sixth-grade class went on an excellent field trip. We started off the day by breaking into six different groups. Three groups went to the Audubon in the morning, while the others met two guest speakers at two different stations at school. Then we swapped. Before we met the guest speakers we used Read More
“I can remember when I was in fourth grade at the school, I would watch the middle level kids working on the marsh project,” says Brooke Hoppe, now a seventh grade student at St. George School. Evie Thissell, a classmate adds, “When you enter middle school, you start to do things for the community and Read More
Spring really is coming. Signs are everywhere. Earlier this week (March 20th) was the Vernal Equinox which marks the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere! Three weeks ago I spied my first Turkey Vulture of the year after my presentation on pollinators to the wonderful folks at St. Mary’s Garden Club in Falmouth. Read More
Weather is my passion. It’s been that way since the Blizzard of 1993 hit my home in Massachusetts when I was 10 years old (quick math, how old am I?). I knew from that early age that I wanted to do what I loved when I “grew up.” So I slugged through Calculus, Physics, and Thermodynamics Read More
We woke up this morning to the thin, quivery whistles of the “Old Sam Peabody” song of one of the two White-throated Sparrows that have made it through the entire winter in our yard. The songs were not the strong, perfect version that we all know as a quintessential sound of summer in Maine but Read More
I have been an animal- and nature-lover since I was a little girl. It comes as no surprise to those who know me to know how important the issue of protecting nature is to me. Living and working in beautiful, coastal Maine is a gift…one we all must not take for granted. Our restaurant is Read More