The Wrack

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

Posts tagged geology

  • Southern Maine Beach Sands

    | February 21, 2018 | Filed under: Program Reports

    We recorded Dr. Jon Dykstra's talk in February 2018: A Brief Geological History of the Sands Along Southern Maine's Beaches.

  • Happy Memorial... Year

    | May 24, 2015

    Mind the dip

    The following was published in the Biddeford-Saco Journal Tribune Sunday edition, 5/24/2015.

    The small bird my boys found in the backyard last weekend was olive green with an orange crown like a dirty hunter’s hat. It showed no signs of violence, but it was definitely dead. No rigor mortis, so it wasn’t a winter casualty emerged from the snow. …that’s as far as our “CSI: South Portland” investigation went before I got a shovel and buried the bird six inches under. My seven-year-old placed a cantaloupe-sized rock over the grave and we went on with our day.

    It was only after going back inside that evening that I began to wonder what species of bird it had been.