Last week, UMaine Ph.D. candidate Jared Homola and postdoctoral fellow Dr. Krista Capps visited three vernal pools at the reserve as part of Jared's research into how urbanization affects vernal pools and influences the organisms within them. He is especially interested in how abrupt climate change can impact the persistence of ecologically important species and the genetic basis for the ecosystem services they provide.
Associated People Susan Bickford
The following was published in the Biddeford-Saco Journal Tribune Sunday edition, 4/20/2014.
It’s Easter Weekend, so let me introduce you to the Wells Reserve at Laudholm’s favorite, and most vexing, local bunny.
Associated People John Speight
Late last fall, the Welcome Booth went into hibernation, tucked away until the danger of snowplows was safely past. This morning, just a few days shy of Earth Day, the booth checked the forecast and made its commitment to Spring. Somehow our Facility Manager sensed the booth's confidence, so John, Frank, and Jim made their move. We're pleased to share this photodocumentary of the journey…
Associated People Nik Charov
WELLS, Maine, April 17, 2014 — Gardeners are always striving to get more flowers and vegetables from their gardens without making lots of extra work for themselves. Learning tricks and techniques for increasing yields and reducing labor can reap big dividends at harvest time, so UMaine Extension Master Gardeners of York County and the Wells Reserve at Laudholm are offering workshops this spring and summer to help local gardeners get more for less.
“Master gardener volunteers are eager to share tips with York County residents who are trying to get the best out of their gardens,” said Frank Wertheim of the UMaine Cooperative Extension office.
The Reserve's fourth season of kayak tours offers participants the unique opportunity to paddle on the Little River's quiet and calm estuarine waters while observing wildlife and learning about the natural history of this treasured habitat. There are sixteen scheduled program dates through the summer months, all led by a registered Maine Kayak Guide:
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