The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.
The reserve's first black tupelo, or blackgum, is identified along the Muskie Trail.
Geranium, bluestar, and pagoda dogwood are in bloom in early June in the Native Plant Border.
It’s finally May, and in between rain, cold, cold rain, wind, and cold wind I’ve been looking for flowers. It is enjoyable to be out, and there are things to see.
Plankton, pollen, and the tiniest seeds—myriad little things can be a really big deal.
Naturalists and scientists have been keeping records of plant and animal life cycles for centuries. You can too.
Maine had a native lupine once, but it may be all but gone now. Our native plant garden is one place to see it. The close relative that beautifies roadsides was introduced from the west.
This low-growing perennial tolerates a range of conditions and provides nectar from late summer through early fall.
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.
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.
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?