If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.”
E. O. Wilson

Over the last twenty years I have studied, collected, and recounted in many formats stories of the flora and fauna of the Gulf of Maine watershed. In the past ten I have been most focused on the Sebasticook.

There are myriads of stories to be told of daily life in the watershed. I choose the ones that speak to me to share, with the hope that some will speak to you. I am not a scientist or even a very good naturalist. I am an observer who sees life stories in the landscape. Sometimes my stories are just moments in time. Most of them are just simple. I use animal behavior as metaphors for life as a human. Other times I try to tell the stories of the the animals as parables for us. Either way - I am just watching and hoping to learn.