Associated People Nik Charov
WELLS, Maine, May 21, 2013 — York County Master Gardeners and the Wells Reserve at Laudholm are offering local gardeners several opportunities to improve their knowledge and skills around their home gardening through a series of workshops this summer at the new All Seasons Garden at the reserve.
All Seasons Garden workshops begin with Sheet Mulching and Home Composting on May 30 and continue with Drip Irrigation on June 4, Yardscaping on June 19, and Four-Season Gardening on August 29. Each two-hour, hands-on workshop begins at 6pm and costs $7 ($5 for members of Laudholm Trust). A special noontime brown-bag talk on Three Sisters Gardening and Companion Planting will be offered June 12 for a $2 suggested donation. See wellsreserve.org/calendar for details and to register in advance for each evening workshop.
Associated People Suzanne Kahn Eder
WELLS, Maine, May 2, 2013 — Suzanne Kahn Eder, education director at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, will spend part of her summer in the Arctic aboard the Lindblad expedition ship National Geographic Explorer after having been selected as a 2013 Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow.
Eder was in Washington, D.C., last week for a pre-voyage workshop, where she met the other 13 Grosvenor Teacher Fellows, three of the expedition’s on-board naturalists, and the program’s coordinators. “It is a talented, well traveled, and passionate group of people and I feel so fortunate to have been selected for this program,” Eder said. “I keep expecting to wake from a dream.”
To test an innovative way to help coastal communities understand and prepare for the potential impacts of climate change.
Periodic controlled burns are an excellent tool for strengthening grassland habitat. Once upon a time wild fires occurred regularly, but today it's not sensible to let fires rage across the landscape. Without an occasional burn, though, New England grasslands gradually succeed to shrublands and then to forests.
The lunchtime trail walk temptation was strong on Wednesday, so I went to the bog boardwalk to eat in the sun. I had late April optimism about birds and butterflies, but saw few of the former and none of the latter during my half-hour sit.
After being settled with a sandwich for several minutes, I happened to glance down at the boardwalk a few planks away and registered a whole lot of movement. In a moment I realized that hundreds — no, thousands — of itty bitty jumping bugs were teeming over the area. A quick check of my food and clothes calmed fears of an infestation, then I gave my full attention to the easily overlooked swarm.
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