The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.
Clethra alnifolia is easy to grow, beautiful all season, tough, and a big attractor of pollinators. Plant it in your garden to help our native bees.
Green crabs appear to have the potential to maintain their populations and continue spreading as an invasive species, even as southern Maine's coastal waters become warmer and more acidic.
Stormwater runoff from roads and other developed areas may be an important source of bacterial contamination in the Kennebunk River.
Eastern red columbine is a great plant for the natural shade garden. Hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and moths savor the nectar, and you can add its blossoms to your salad.
A walk in the woods and a chance encounter lead to a path of discovery.
We got lots of help over 10 weeks of fyke netting in the York River and added 3,759 fish records to our database. The results will be included in a report to the York River Wild and Scenic Committee.
Introduction to the larval fish monitoring done by reserve scientists at Wells Harbor.
This low-growing, native perennial wildflower has few needs and tolerates full sun or part shade, dry conditions, and poor soil. What more could a gardener ask?
Fyke netting in the York River in April and May 2017 resulted in well over 1,000 rainbow smelt caught and released, plus evidence of successful spawning in the river.
It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a team to save a raccoon.