The Wrack

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

Posts tagged history

  • Madeleine Albright's Muskie Trail

    | March 25, 2022 | Filed under: Culture

    A former board chair recalls the late, great Madeleine Albright, the power behind the Reserve's Muskie Trail.

  • Members: Margo Foreman

    | June 25, 2021 | Filed under: Culture

    Charter member Margo Foreman has given nearly 40 years of continuous support to Laudholm Trust. 

  • When a Sanctuary Became a Reserve

    | October 1, 2020 | Filed under: Culture

    The Wells National Estuarine Sanctuary was designated in 1984 and was gone within 2 years. What happened?

  • One Door Closes, and Another Opens!

    | August 10, 2020 | Filed under: Culture

    The pandemic pushes a tour program to adjust, and it's a good thing. 

  • Are Heirlooms Hiding in the Brush?

    | December 4, 2018 | Filed under: Culture

    With heritage apples in vogue, we're curious about the apples in the neglected orchard of old Laudholm Farm.

  • Crafts Festival Celebrates the Big 3-0!

    | September 16, 2017 | Filed under: Observations

    The thirtieth annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival was a record-breaker and an art-filled, volunteer-fueled celebration.

  • Marking Murky Milestones

    | August 26, 2016 | Filed under: Culture

    The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge 50th anniversary prompts a remembrance.

  • Venue: An Incomparable Setting

    Beth Geary
    | October 20, 2015 | Filed under: Culture

    Want a wedding spot on the southern coast of Maine? The Wells Reserve at Laudholm features beach, dune, forest, and field.

  • Running to Walk

    Wells Reserve Contributor | July 12, 2015

    Earth RisingOn December 24, 1968, the Apollo 8 mission team shared this photo of Earth as seen from orbit around the moon.  This photograph has since been credited with igniting the second wave of modern environmentalism in the United States, as people realized that the Earth was a small and unique oasis in the vastness of the universe. While modern American environmentalism has come a long way, it has slowed from a speed run to a painstakingly slow walk over the last few decades.

  • 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.