In nature, not all flowers are created equal.
Philip Conkling is a Camden-based environmental consultant and the author of Islands in Time: A Natural and Cultural History of the Islands of the Gulf of Maine. Photographer Peter Ralston lives in Rockport and operates The Ralston Gallery. In 1983, the pair co-founded the Island Institute and its keynote publication, The Island Journal.
Should protections afforded to U.S. waters by the Clean Water Act extend to wetlands?
Maine’s working waterfronts are a national treasure — and an economic lifeline to the rest of New England and the world.
In a northern mixed-wood forest, each tree species finds its most favorable micro-topography to thrive.
Last year there was an abundance of pogies, earlier years were laden with silver-sided herring, but this year was all about striped bass.
For decades, Maine lobstermen and fishermen have had the same simple strategy to almost every proposed regulation.
Although extirpated from Maine by the 1890s, wolf DNA survives in the state’s thriving coyote population.
Though parts of Maine may feel increasingly crowded today, the shadow of loss still haunts our islands, woodlands, and memories.
How people decide which causes to support can be summed up in a short sentence: people give to people.
The Maine coast has always been at the center of a vortex of fog during the summer, but not this year.
Familiarity does not breed contempt, but the reverse.
Thanks to a shared love of place, summer folk and locals can communicate across what are sometimes vastly different experiences.