Monthly Archives: October 2016

Southern Maine will have a new National Wildlife Refuge

The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced the creation of a new national wildlife refuge in southern Maine this week. Called the Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), new conserved lands will maintain grass- and shrub habitats in coastal regions of New England and New York. Areas targeted for Refuge lands are concentrated in the […]

What makes invasive species so dangerous?

Just over a year ago, the largest known chestnut tree in North America was found in Western Maine. About 150 years ago, giant chestnut trees were fairly common in New England, where they were a favorite tree to plant in cities. Chestnuts were largely wiped out in the US after an invasive fungus swept the […]