Big Step Forward for Brave Boat Headwaters
Habitat and Water Quality Improvement at Rustlewood Farm
Shrubland is currently being developed at KLT's recently conserved, 300-acre Rustlewood Farm. The goal of this work is to help protect the water quality of Spruce Creek and Curtts Ridge Brook and create safe habitat for wildlife like the threatened New England cottontail.
Vernal Pool Exploration
It was another great outing at Brave Boat Headwaters to see how spring had sprung in the ephemeral vernal pools on the land that protects them. Sue Bickford of The Wells Reserve led a group of boot-clad explorers armed with small, green nets as they hunted for salamanders under moist rocks and masses of wood frog eggs found attached to sticks floating near the surface of the pools. Families learned to distinguish the "duck-like chuckle" of the wood frog from the persistent peepers. And kids got to hold the gelatinous mass of wood frog eggs. It was an exciting learning experience for everyone and great way to welcome spring!
Otter Art Contest
Calling all K - 8th graders! Help create a mascot for Brave Boat Headwaters, a new 150-acre nature preserve being established in Kittery.
Winning otter pictures will be used on signs for the preserve, on Kittery Land Trust’s website, in KLT brochures and other material supporting the protection of Brave Boat Headwaters.
Winners will receive a stuffed otter and a $20 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble. A selection of otter art will be displayed in the Morgan Gallery of The Kittery Community Center in June.
Deadline: May 15th at 5pm
Winners announced: at The Kittery Block Party, June 20th at noon.
Brave Boat Harbor: Beauty in our Backyard
Please join us for an opening reception for KLT's art show -- “Brave Boat Harbor: Beauty in our Backyard.”
Friday, April 8th, 5 - 7pm
The Morgan Gallery, Kittery Community Center
The show features photographs and paintings by local artists of Brave Boat Harbor and Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. It will also offer a visual introduction to Brave Boat Headwaters, the 150 acre nature preserve that Kittery Trust Land is establishing and working to permanently protect between Brave Boat Harbor and Bartlett Roads. As a public preserve, Brave Boat Headwaters will be a community connector in a number of valuable ways: safeguarding clean water, protecting habitat for plants and animals, preserving our history, and providing a place for outdoor recreation and nature-based education.
Apr 25, 2015 9:00 AM
Volunteers Needed to Create Rabbit Habitat
May 08, 2015 5:00 PM
Art Show Reception - BBH: Beauty in Our Backyard
May 09, 2015 9:00 AM
Natural Wonders at Norton Preserve: A Walk & Learn
Jun 27, 2015
Bees and Pollinators - A Workshop on Star Island
Aug 07, 2015 3:30 PM
Kayak Paddle in Brave Boat Harbor
Enjoy this beautiful bird blog from local photographer Phillip Augusta.