Explore the Maine Coast
This winter hasn’t been the coldest, or the snowiest, and it definitely hasn’t been the iciest, but even so, Kirk knows there’ve been no shortage of lessons to be learned!
Our new Southern Maine Outreach Coordinator is excited to bring her skillset and outdoor educational experience to this new position at MCHT.
Did you know it was the summer of the Red Crossbills? Well neither did most people, but MCHT Nature Bum Kirk Gentalen was well aware and eager to spread the word.
The September 2019 issue of Down East magazine has a special feature about how land conservation keeps Maine a birding mecca.
The best way to avoid diseases like Lyme is to learn the risk of tick bites, and how to prevent and treat them.
“Neighborhood.” When you think about your neighborhood, you might be thinking about the people that live down the street or across the road. For Nature Bum, Kirk Gentalen, the word “neighborhood” extends beyond people. But, every once in a while, Kirk finds himself enjoying time with his human-neighbors. And even considers them friends!
Most ice skaters don’t quite understand why Kirk Gentalen spends so much time on the ice and so little in ice skates. But to Kirk, the magic of a frozen marsh goes beyond ice skating. The magic lies in the stories a frozen world can tell and the wildlife that lives in it!
Maine Coast Heritage Trust is fundraising to permanently conserve Little Whaleboat, Nate, and Tuck islands in Casco Bay—to ensure people will always be able to access these special places.
A Maine-based painter explores and makes paintings inspired by MCHT preserves up and down the coast.
MCHT Land Steward Kirk Gentalen heads inland for a mushroom-filled trip to the top of Mount Katahdin.
MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen explores his local creek one August day and finds a wide variety of cool critters.
MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen has been enjoying the sights on St. George’s Clark Island Preserve this summer—particularly the butterflies.
Essay and photo by Ben Cosgrove, part of the Voices from the Coast project to celebrate peoples’ deep connection to the Maine coast and MCHT’s 50 years of land conservation.
MCHT Public Policy Manager Jeff Romano and his son make the trek from MCHT’s Erickson Fields Preserve to Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s Beech Hill Preserve.