#maineplants

Red maples starting to flower! These trees are critical to our native pollinators, way more so than those daffodils! The trees are also sought out by many native moths and butterflies to lay their eggs on. #maineplants #ecologicallandscaping #pollinators #nativeplants
Red maples starting to flower! These trees are critical to our native pollinators, way more so than those daffodils! The trees are also sought out by many native moths and butterflies to lay their eggs on. #maineplants #ecologicallandscaping #pollinators #nativeplants
Firy.
#fire #onfire #flowersonfire #iry #sniff #maineplants #mainegreenhouse #welovemaine #buylocal #buymaine
Your wings already exist. All you have to do is fly.
Your wings already exist. All you have to do is fly.
Another picture perfect day to be outside! 
#happyplacefound @sundayriver
Another picture perfect day to be outside!
#happyplacefound @sundayriver
#Spring in Maine. 
Snow -> crocuses in 24 hours!
#thisismaine ❄️🌸☃️☀️🌷#mudseason
#Spring in Maine.
Snow -> crocuses in 24 hours!
#thisismaine ❄️🌸☃️☀️🌷#mudseason
A breeze gently brushed my lips,
I held my breath to capture it,
take me down to the water’s edge.
A breeze gently brushed my lips,
I held my breath to capture it,
take me down to the water’s edge.
Our main focal point for our display was this beautifully handcrafted rowboat from @theapprenticeshop in @rockland.maine. The #susanskiff was loved by many! Thank you so much for letting us use it for the #maineflowershow. 🛶  #apprenticeshop #woodenboatbuilding #mainemakers #thewaylifeshouldbe #mainecoast #mainegarden #mainenative #plantsomethingmaine #maineplants
Our main focal point for our display was this beautifully handcrafted rowboat from @theapprenticeshop in @rockland.maine. The #susanskiff was loved by many! Thank you so much for letting us use it for the #maineflowershow. 🛶 #apprenticeshop #woodenboatbuilding #mainemakers #thewaylifeshouldbe #mainecoast #mainegarden #mainenative #plantsomethingmaine #maineplants
Endangered Wild Maine Lady Slipper Flower. Lovely!!!!
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#ladyslipper #ladyslippers #orchid #ladyslipperorchid #wildorchid #wildorchids #flowers#endangeredorchids #endangeredplants #maineplants #maine #botanicals #ladyslipperplant
“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” ― Dalai Lama
“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” ― Dalai Lama
Our studio plants are loving this spring sunshine! Happy Spring to all!! 🌿☀️
Our studio plants are loving this spring sunshine! Happy Spring to all!! 🌿☀️
Happy to be working on the Jack-in-the-Pulpits again. 
#dugaldesigns 
#maineplants 
#maineflowers 
#blockprinting 
#linocut
Happy to be working on the Jack-in-the-Pulpits again.
#dugaldesigns
#maineplants
#maineflowers
#blockprinting
#linocut
Such a pretty plant that so many non-herbalists know, bottled and bought from the drugstore to wipe on bug bites or rashes and hemorrhoids too!.....So often people don’t realize that what’s in those drugstore bottles come from plants! I definitely think they should put witchhazel’s pretty plant face on the bottle, don’t you??
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#witchhazel #plantmedicine #hamamelis #yellowflower #winterblooms #bugbites #hemmorrhoids #skinhealth  #wintergarden #zone5gardening #herbalmedicine #dowsingrods #maineplants
Such a pretty plant that so many non-herbalists know, bottled and bought from the drugstore to wipe on bug bites or rashes and hemorrhoids too!.....So often people don’t realize that what’s in those drugstore bottles come from plants! I definitely think they should put witchhazel’s pretty plant face on the bottle, don’t you??
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#witchhazel #plantmedicine #hamamelis #yellowflower #winterblooms #bugbites #hemmorrhoids #skinhealth #wintergarden #zone5gardening #herbalmedicine #dowsingrods #maineplants
A mining bee (Andrenid) collected on goldenrod in Maine. Note the abundance of pollen over the hairy body of the entire bee! (📸:@usgsbiml; USGS bee inventory on Flickr). As ‘keystone species’ bees play a critical role in upholding the integrity, productivity, and sustainability of a forest understory, pasture, field, meadow, farm, orchard, or backyard garden. 
Read more - click the link to "Boost Biodiversity at Home" in my profile.

Learn more about native bees and other pollinators at one of my upcoming talks.

Sign up for the email list to get notified of new events. 
#ThePersonalEcologist
A mining bee (Andrenid) collected on goldenrod in Maine. Note the abundance of pollen over the hairy body of the entire bee! (📸:@usgsbiml; USGS bee inventory on Flickr). As ‘keystone species’ bees play a critical role in upholding the integrity, productivity, and sustainability of a forest understory, pasture, field, meadow, farm, orchard, or backyard garden.
Read more - click the link to "Boost Biodiversity at Home" in my profile.

Learn more about native bees and other pollinators at one of my upcoming talks.

Sign up for the email list to get notified of new events.
#ThePersonalEcologist
‘Collective Consciousnesses’ A huge shelf fungus (native to Maine) that took me three years to complete.  The fungus had severely cracked when it dried so of course my brain turned those cracks into faces.  It had over 100 faces when it was completed and remains one of my largest works to date.
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#shelffungus #maineplants #artinspiredbynature #faces #collectiveconsciousness #singingwaterspiritcreations
‘Collective Consciousnesses’ A huge shelf fungus (native to Maine) that took me three years to complete. The fungus had severely cracked when it dried so of course my brain turned those cracks into faces. It had over 100 faces when it was completed and remains one of my largest works to date.
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#shelffungus #maineplants #artinspiredbynature #faces #collectiveconsciousness #singingwaterspiritcreations
Have you been thinking about creating a more intentional space for wildlife around your home, farm, or place of business? 
Go to the link in my profile to read more about how to effectively plan ahead so you can conserve wildlife right where you are. 📸: buttonbush x yours truly

#ThePersonalEcologist
Have you been thinking about creating a more intentional space for wildlife around your home, farm, or place of business?
Go to the link in my profile to read more about how to effectively plan ahead so you can conserve wildlife right where you are. 📸: buttonbush x yours truly

#ThePersonalEcologist
NEW Blog Post! Plan Your Habitat Garden. Go to the link in my profile to read my top tips for creating a beautiful habitat garden.

What's a "habitat garden"? I define it as "an intentional, cultivated space designed to benefit wildlife". It can be a wooded edge, a low, wet spot by the edge of your driveway, anything really! It doesn't have to be a big 'fancy' garden (but it can be too...)! 📸 by plant4wildlife on Flickr

#ThePersonalEcologist
NEW Blog Post! Plan Your Habitat Garden. Go to the link in my profile to read my top tips for creating a beautiful habitat garden.

What's a "habitat garden"? I define it as "an intentional, cultivated space designed to benefit wildlife". It can be a wooded edge, a low, wet spot by the edge of your driveway, anything really! It doesn't have to be a big 'fancy' garden (but it can be too...)! 📸 by plant4wildlife on Flickr

#ThePersonalEcologist
Great news! 🦋🦋🦋 According to a report released last week by @world_wildlife the Eastern Monarch Butterfly population is up by 144%, as compared to last year...and the largest numbers documented since 2007!

This is based on population estimates for overwintering sites in Mexico. 
Let's keep up the good work to secure their long-term future.

I can help you build better habitat for these and other declining pollinator species. 📸 by Doug Kelley.

#ThePersonalEcologist
Great news! 🦋🦋🦋 According to a report released last week by @world_wildlife the Eastern Monarch Butterfly population is up by 144%, as compared to last year...and the largest numbers documented since 2007!

This is based on population estimates for overwintering sites in Mexico.
Let's keep up the good work to secure their long-term future.

I can help you build better habitat for these and other declining pollinator species. 📸 by Doug Kelley.

#ThePersonalEcologist
Spent the day yesterday at the Sebago Lake Symposium. Sebago has been so special to me over the course of my lifetime. This was an excellent event!

The name means "Big Water" and the lake holds 1 trillion gallons! One in six Mainers get their drinking water from this 28, 000 acre lake, and 70% of Maine's wildlife use lakes for part of their life cycle. 
The 300, 000 acre Sebago Lake Watershed is approximately 85% forested. According to Adam Daigneault of The University of Maine, if that number falls below 76% the water quality could be meaningfully impacted. 
Sebago Clean Waters is  a conservation partnership working to protect the intact watershed. Learn more at www.sebagocleanwaters.org. 
#ThePersonalEcologist
Spent the day yesterday at the Sebago Lake Symposium. Sebago has been so special to me over the course of my lifetime. This was an excellent event!

The name means "Big Water" and the lake holds 1 trillion gallons! One in six Mainers get their drinking water from this 28, 000 acre lake, and 70% of Maine's wildlife use lakes for part of their life cycle.
The 300, 000 acre Sebago Lake Watershed is approximately 85% forested. According to Adam Daigneault of The University of Maine, if that number falls below 76% the water quality could be meaningfully impacted.
Sebago Clean Waters is a conservation partnership working to protect the intact watershed. Learn more at www.sebagocleanwaters.org.
#ThePersonalEcologist
What native shrubs, perennials, or trees do you plan on planting this year?

Comment below so we can all be inspired and share ideas!

Want some more ideas or guidance? Maybe even a planting design? Book a consult, sign up for the email list or attend one of my upcoming talks. 
#ThePersonalEcologist
What native shrubs, perennials, or trees do you plan on planting this year?

Comment below so we can all be inspired and share ideas!

Want some more ideas or guidance? Maybe even a planting design? Book a consult, sign up for the email list or attend one of my upcoming talks.
#ThePersonalEcologist
On our chilly trail walk this morning my dog Crow stopped to read the 🐾"Wild Canid News"🐾. I wish she could tell me what the headlines were. Where was coyote going? Where had coyote been? How is coyote faring the winter? What was his or her's last meal? Male or female? Looking for a mate? Found a mate? 
It's breeding season for these highly social canines. Their gestation period is 60 to 63 days and five to nine pups will be born in late March to May. There are many wildly inaccurate beliefs about these amazing, intelligent animals. They have been persecuted and misunderstood for hundreds of years. Our coyotes are a keystone species - they bring balance and biodiversity to our landscapes. They play a critical role in upholding the integrity, productivity, and sustainability of our ecosystems.

Their droppings, or scat, is often found where trails cross (as in this case) or at a high point, even on a stone. Winter scat of wild canines usually contains mostly hair and fragments of bone. Their winter diet in this part of the world is primarily snowshoe hare and deer carrion (remains/carcasses). ✔Did you know⁉️Our relatively large coyotes in the East are technically a kind of coyote-wolf hybrid, with 8% wolf genes.

Check out my article on Carnivore Coexistence in my profile.

#ThePersonalEcologist
On our chilly trail walk this morning my dog Crow stopped to read the 🐾"Wild Canid News"🐾. I wish she could tell me what the headlines were. Where was coyote going? Where had coyote been? How is coyote faring the winter? What was his or her's last meal? Male or female? Looking for a mate? Found a mate?
It's breeding season for these highly social canines. Their gestation period is 60 to 63 days and five to nine pups will be born in late March to May. There are many wildly inaccurate beliefs about these amazing, intelligent animals. They have been persecuted and misunderstood for hundreds of years. Our coyotes are a keystone species - they bring balance and biodiversity to our landscapes. They play a critical role in upholding the integrity, productivity, and sustainability of our ecosystems.

Their droppings, or scat, is often found where trails cross (as in this case) or at a high point, even on a stone. Winter scat of wild canines usually contains mostly hair and fragments of bone. Their winter diet in this part of the world is primarily snowshoe hare and deer carrion (remains/carcasses). ✔Did you know⁉️Our relatively large coyotes in the East are technically a kind of coyote-wolf hybrid, with 8% wolf genes.

Check out my article on Carnivore Coexistence in my profile.

#ThePersonalEcologist
One of my favorite things to do is to watch a child look through a microscope for the first time. It's such a treat. They are so amazed at the colors, detail, and complexity and almost always say something like... "WHOA!" or "C-O-O-L"!!😎😎😎. On Thursday I had the delightful experience of showing twenty 5th graders - one by one - the magical macro world of 🦋butterflies, native bees🐝, and moths. Seeing the scales and proboscis of this White Admiral butterfly specimen had them wide-eyed.

This was a bonus activity after teaching a pollinator lesson that I wrote for @retreeus - a wonderful non-profit organization that brings educational orchards to public schools! Check them out, and consider supporting their work, if you can.

I offer educational talks for school groups as part of my work. Get in touch if you are interested.

#ThePersonalEcologist
One of my favorite things to do is to watch a child look through a microscope for the first time. It's such a treat. They are so amazed at the colors, detail, and complexity and almost always say something like... "WHOA!" or "C-O-O-L"!!😎😎😎. On Thursday I had the delightful experience of showing twenty 5th graders - one by one - the magical macro world of 🦋butterflies, native bees🐝, and moths. Seeing the scales and proboscis of this White Admiral butterfly specimen had them wide-eyed.

This was a bonus activity after teaching a pollinator lesson that I wrote for @retreeus - a wonderful non-profit organization that brings educational orchards to public schools! Check them out, and consider supporting their work, if you can.

I offer educational talks for school groups as part of my work. Get in touch if you are interested.

#ThePersonalEcologist
"...And justifies that ill opinion
Which makes you startle
At me, your poor, earth-born companion
And fellow mortal!..." from To a Mouse, on Turning Up Her Nest with The Plough (1785) -Robert Burns, Scottish poet celebrated around the world on this day.

Burns was a farmer who wrote often about nature and our relationship to it.

Happy Burns Night!

#ThePersonalEcologist
"...And justifies that ill opinion
Which makes you startle
At me, your poor, earth-born companion
And fellow mortal!..." from To a Mouse, on Turning Up Her Nest with The Plough (1785) -Robert Burns, Scottish poet celebrated around the world on this day.

Burns was a farmer who wrote often about nature and our relationship to it.

Happy Burns Night!

#ThePersonalEcologist

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