In the 1880s, a group of Harvard students known as the Champlain Society spent their summers on Mount Desert Island documenting flora and fauna, the first comprehensive surveys of the area’s natural history. Their Ornithology Department was led by Henry Spelman, a lifelong lover of birds. His story, and the search for the bird specimens […]
Acadia National Park and the National Park Service celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2016. In observance and celebration, many books have been published and reissued this year. Historic Acadia National Park is part of a series by Lyons Press in honor of the centennial. Here’s an ongoing list of other Acadia books released in 2016. […]
In late April, I talked with Rob Caldwell about salmon and the Penobscot on the banks of the river next to the Penobscot Salmon Club. The interview aired on “207” the news magazine of WCSH6.
The President’s Salmon was released last July, but the first reviews in print are appearing now. The first was in January, by Linda Beyus for The Working Waterfront: “This is an ambitious and well-researched book on the struggles of Salmo salar to survive decades of a roller coaster ride on one river. It is the […]
Acadia is a national park, the first place in eastern U.S. to receive such designation, because of its scenery. Diverse and exposed geology forms the foundation for Acadia’s beauty, but the landscape of today is the result of climate changes over millennia. Climate influences include a land surface worked by glaciers, and diverse flora and […]