The Wrack

The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.

Posts tagged fauna

  • At the Edge of the Sea: Salt Marsh Tiger Beetle

    | August 5, 2019 | Filed under: Observations

    The salt marsh tiger beetle, a species of special concern in Maine, appears to have a stable and secure population at the Wells Reserve in 2019.

  • Wing'd XLIII: A Tolerant Hawk

    | August 5, 2019 | Filed under: Observations

    A big predator proves to be patient as people pass it by.

  • A Wildlife Tracking Adventure

    | February 28, 2019 | Filed under: Observations

    Dan Gardoqui leads a hardy, enthusiastic group in tracking fox, coyote, and fisher on the trails of the reserve.

  • Wing'd XL: A Texas Legend

    | September 28, 2017 | Filed under: Opinion

    Remembering Tony Amos, who dedicated nearly 40 years to understanding, protecting, and kindling appreciation for marine life along the Gulf Coast.

  • Community Makes York River Fish Study a Success

    | June 15, 2017 | Filed under: Observations

    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.

  • Story Map: Larval Fish

    | June 6, 2017 | Filed under: Observations

    Introduction to the larval fish monitoring done by reserve scientists at Wells Harbor.

  • To Mother

    | May 10, 2017 | Filed under: Observations

    It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a team to save a raccoon.

  • "Lepi" Love: A Butterfly Story

    | September 13, 2016

    Robert and Rose Marie GobeilRobert and Rose Marie are avid lepidopterists, which is a fancy word for people who are enthusiastic about butterflies and moths. This couple's passion focuses on butterflies. Since 2007, they have been busy each year collecting information for the Maine Butterfly Survey.

    Now that the butterfly survey has ended, they have turned their butterfly catching talents to producing butterfly checklists for natural areas. That is what brought them to the Wells Reserve. Robert is the primary netter and Rose Marie is the photographer.

  • Wing'd XXXVI: Bird Banding is Back

    | June 1, 2016

    Bird-banding session by Biodiversity Research Institute, May 31, 2016.

    Yesterday, the picnic table under the copper beech was covered with clipboards, bird books, and banding supplies for the first time since last summer. Around the table, a bird-banding team kept busy with catbirds, veeries, waxwings, and other species brought up from the nets. This long-term monitoring and research project has entered its 29th year (28th on the Laudholm campus) — but it's got a new look for 2016.

  • Wing'd XXXV: Is It On The List?

    | January 30, 2016 | Filed under: Observations

    Dovekies, or little auks, are sea-going plankton consumers who tend to stay to our north. You're most likely to spot one from a boat or, with persistence, through a telescope at a good "sea-watching" site. I've never been so lucky; dovekie's on my wish list.