The Wrack

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

Posts tagged wildlife

  • Winter Dance

    | December 21, 2021 | Filed under: Program Reports

    A new story walk is installed on the Saw-whet Owl Trail for the winter season!

  • Hiking Day

    | September 29, 2021 | Filed under: Program Reports

    A new story walk is installed on the Saw-whet Owl Trail for the autumn season!

  • Two New Story Walks for Summer

    | July 1, 2021 | Filed under: Program Reports

    Read stories geared towards children while walking on the Saw-whet Owl and Barrier Beach trails this summer!

  • 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.

  • Unexpected Farmhouse Visitors

    | May 5, 2017 | Filed under: Observations

    What do you do when wild animals move into your attic?

  • Winter Wildlife Day #7

    | February 28, 2017 | Filed under: Observations

    For seven years strong, the Reserve has partnered with Center for Wildlife and York County Audubon to offer Winter Wildlife Day during Maine's school vacation week. Last week, on a balmy February morning with 50 degree temperatures, nearly 200 people attended this family-friendly free event. Some even stayed into the afternoon to sled down the farmhouse hill on the fast disappearing snowpack, and observe a snow sculpture artist in action.

  • Preschoolers Connecting with Nature

    | June 18, 2015


    Head Start nature walkThirteen Head Start preschools from across York County visited the Reserve on numerous occasions this past year to experience the great outdoors and make exciting wildlife discoveries. They came in the fall, winter, and spring seasons to hear a nature-based story, meet a variety of animal puppets, create a related craft to take home, and walk the trails while engaged in scavenger hunts and sensory adventures.

  • Liars and Flyers and Bears, Oh My

    | November 2, 2014

    (c) JHpolitics.com

    The following was published in the Biddeford-Saco Journal Tribune Sunday edition, 11/2/2014.

    From reports, it sounds like this year’s midterm election is a doozy, money-wise: across the country, campaigns are spending record sums marketing their candidates and causes.  So I read, anyway: I do not watch broadcast TV, I have an ad blocker on my computer, and I only listen to satellite radio and MPBN. Voluntarily [and gratefully] deaf to the din from most of the marketing wars, I rarely hear about the latest advances in breakfast cereal, let alone the biannual election season onslaught.

    About the only political advertising I do see are ads in newspapers (bless you, candidates, for feeding our starving print publishers), and outdoor campaign signs.

  • Stars of the Yankee Woodlot: Susan Bickford

    Kate Reichert
    | August 12, 2014 | Filed under: Program Reports

    Yankee Woodlot video series: Home sweet home for plants and animals.

  • Stars of the Yankee Woodlot: Paul Dest

    Wells Reserve Contributor | August 12, 2014
    As you walk the loop trails in the Yankee Woodlot, check out our new interpretive signs! On each sign, you'll learn a little more about the Yankee Woodlot timber harvest project. Be sure to also check out these informational videos featuring some of the stars of the Yankee Woodlot project, which can be accessed using the QR codes found on each of the four signs on the trail. You can also view and read…