ALERT from the Backyard Botanist
Help Kittery reduce the spread of an aggressive invasive by eating it!
Garlic mustard (Allaria petiolata) is rich in vitamins A and C. It was intentionally introduced to the USA from Europe, for eating, and to stop soil erosion. Garlic mustard is easy to identify because it is blooming now. It thrives on the side of roads and it does a lot of damage to many of our native plants.
Enjoy this beautiful bird blog from local photographer Phillip Augusta.
Kittery's 2nd Open Space Bond - Approved!
State Funding for The Headwaters on Hold
A big thank you to our local ( and regional ) legislators who tried to get the Land for Maine's Future bonds released. Unfortunately, the House was not able to get enough votes to override the Governor's veto of LD 1378.
Come January, though, we hope there will be a proposal to extend the 2010 bond monies. Meanwhile, we thank our legislatures for all they've done this session.
Here is the most recent update on Land for Maine's Future as it impacts Brave Boat Headwaters
Tom Wessels' Visit, October 8th, Brave Boat Headwaters
Join Tom Wessels, noted ecologist and author of Reading the Forested Landscape on October 8th to explore Brave Boat Headwaters. Tom will be offering guided walks discussing approaches used to interpret this forest's history. Times are 9:00am-11:00am and 11:00am-2:00pm and each group is limited to 30 participants. Please email Cindy @ firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot today! Suggested donation is $10 per person. Directions: Route 103, Brave Boat Harbor Road between mailboxes 188-191. Check out our new parking lot! Carpooling is recommended. Sponsored by Kittery Land Trust in partnership with Rice Public Library. This event is full! Thank you for your interest.
Sophomore Bridge Building at Norton
Mr. Merrill's Sophomore Advisor Group - mission accomplished
It was the start of their summer vacation, but a group of Traip Academy sophomores were out carrying heavy logs a quarter of mile through the woods.The students were completing their Sophomore Learning Project for which they were constructing a bog style bridge over some wetlands at KLT's Norton Preserve. It was a team-effort, accomplished over two days with lots of fore discussion and planning. And in the end, they were proud of having created something of concrete and lasting value to their community. Thank you Mr.Merrill's Advisor Group!
Small Change Makes a Big Difference
A big thank you to Kittery Trading Post and their customers for the generous support they have given KLT through their Round Up program for conservation.
Please remember to round up when making purchases at KTP. It is an easy way to help KLT and other conservation organizations, which help make southern Maine such a great place to live!
Plugging into Nature: Join the Conversation