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By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM During my summer vacation this year I spent a week learning about “Mushroom Identification for New  Mycophiles: Foraging for Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms”. I had become interested in mushrooms for a couple reasons.  Learning … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch My son never passes up the chance to put on his exploring hat.  It doesn’t matter that it is a simple touristy purchase from several years ago when it was much too big.  From the moment it … Continue reading

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“Birds are the most popular group in the animal kingdom. We feed them and tame them and think we know them. And yet they inhabit a world which is really rather mysterious.” —David Attenborough As the holidays approach thousands of … Continue reading

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This week I begin a year-long program to become a ‘Maine Master Naturalist’ Our first reading assignment is “Reading the Forest Landscape: A Natural History of New England” by Tom Wessels.  The book is— A full and wholly original … Continue reading

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