Summer Lecture Series: Native Plants with Cathy Rees & Avy Claire

Gordon's Wharf 11 Wharf Road, Sullivan, Maine

"Solving Landscape Problems Using Native Plants" with Cathy Rees and Avy Claire, Founders of Native Gardens of Blue Hill, Owners of Nature+Nuture, Landscape DesignGordon's Wharf, Sullivan ME. Find out how to use native plants and practices to restore natural processes that will improve the health and function of your land-scape. We will address erosion, water […]

Summer Lecture Series: Shellfish Sustainability & Citizen Science with Mark Whiting, PhD

Gordon's Wharf 11 Wharf Road, Sullivan, Maine

"Shellfish Sustainability and Citizen Science, Clam Spat Studies in Taunton and Frenchman Bays," Mark Whiting, PhD Mark Whiting, PhD, Chair of the Hancock County Soil and Water Conser-vation District (HCSWCD) Mark will share recent research by the HCSWCD and the Frenchman Bay Regional Shellfish Committee identifying solutions to maintain a sustainable shellfish fishery. Learn about […]

Summer Lecture Series: Scallop Farming Research with Fiona de Koning and Alex De Koning

Gordon's Wharf 11 Wharf Road, Sullivan, Maine

"Scallop Farming Research, a Promising Fisheries Opportunity for Hancock County and Beyond," with Fiona de Koning and Alex De Koning, Acadia Aqua Farms Hear about the results of a pilot project conducted by this family of researchers growing sea scallops in Frenchman Bay’s deep water. Partnering with Maine Sea Grant, the Down East Institute, other […]

Summer Lecture Series: The Downeast Goldmine with Author Audrey Ryan

Gordon's Wharf 11 Wharf Road, Sullivan, Maine

"The Downeast Goldmine: A Story of Fishing and Drug Smuggling in Coastal Maine" with Audrey Ryan, Professor of Psychology & Author The daughter of a local fisherman returns to Maine to uncover the true story of how a group of locals (including her father) became entwined with a powerful California drug cartel after fishing up […]

Mushroom Walk with David Porter: FULL

Tunk Mountain Trail Meet at the Tunk Mountain Trailhead on Route 182, one mile east of Fox Pond in T10 SD

Walk along the Tunk Mountain trail with David Porter, Professor Emeritus of Mycology and local mushroom expert, to observe diverse fall mushrooms and learn the basics of mushroom identification. Become aware of the often overlooked signs of the significant activities of mushrooms and other fungi and how they contribute to the ecology of the Maine […]

Moss and Lichen Walk at Taft Point Preserve

Taft Point Preserve Taft Point Road, Goudsboro

With Maine Master Naturalists, Nick and Alice Noyes, explore the magical miniature world of mosses and lichens and learn how these pioneer species were among the first living things on earth. Our coastal climate and rocky conifer forests provide a lush environment for observing mosses and lichens. On this easy one-mile walk, we’ll find several […]

Q&A Session with Mike Briggs, Taunton Bay Oyster Company

Gordon's Wharf 11 Wharf Road, Sullivan, Maine

Mike Briggs, owner of Taunton Bay Oyster Company, has offered to provide information and answer questions on a new harvesting process, along with divers, that he will be using, pending approval by the Department of Marine Resources.  He has filed an Aquaculture Lease Amendment Application available at this link.  Comments to the DMR are due by […]

Fern Walk

Jordan Homestead Preserve 46 Bayside Road in Ellsworth, Ellsworth, Maine

Find ferns in their fiddlehead or crosier stage, when they are unfurling in the Spring. We will look for several species of ferns, and you will learn about the parts of a fern and how each part is a key to their identification. We’ll learn about their lifecycle by finding hints to previous stages. Led […]

Water Quality Program Kickoff & Annual Meeting Featuring Hawk Henries  

Taunton Bay Education Center, Gordon's Wharf 11 Wharf Road, Sullivan, Maine

Hawk Henries, a flutist, flute maker, and member of the Chaubunagungamaug band of Nipmuck, will help us kick off our new water quality monitoring program by celebrating the natural resources we seek to protect. Dave Stevens will share the research plans, and demonstrate the equipment used in the program. Alice Noyes will provide a summary […]

Horseshoe Crabs on Taunton Bay: An Indicator of Climate Change?  

Gordon's Wharf 11 Wharf Road, Sullivan, Maine

Frank Dorsey will share mysteries of this 445 million-year-old animal, summarize 20 years of research noting recent trends, and update us on new studies taking place in Taunton Bay by other researchers. Attend at Gordon's Wharf or via Zoom. For Zoom register at this link .us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlfu6orjIsG9eLG_-E8e4qm5MRrArixxRq. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing […]

Essential Wildlife Habitats in the Taunton Bay Watershed  

Steve Walker, Program Coordinator, Beginning with Habitat Program, ME Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (MDF&W) will explain the many habitats in our area for rare, threatened, or endangered species, inland waterfowl, wading birds, fish, and mammals. Find out which ones are near your property, and how you can help protect them. Attend at Gordon's Wharf or via Zoom. […]

Predicting & Monitoring Water Quality in the Bay: UMaine & ME DMR Research  

Gordon's Wharf 11 Wharf Road, Sullivan, Maine

Lauren Ross, UMaine Watershed Process and Estuary Sustainability Research, Group and Hannah Horecka, ME Dept. of Marine Resources (DMR) will demonstrate the data models they have created to predict how pollutants from outside the bay can affect the bay. Hannah will explain where, when, and how the DMR monitors the bay for shellfish harvesting. Attend […]