“Best Nature Sites” by Tanglewood Board Member

Waterline Books of Jefferson, Maine, has recently published a natural history guide by Tanglewood Board member Tony Oppersdorff.  Sponsored by Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Tony and co-author Kyril Schabert will discuss their work at the Camden Public Library on February 22, 2011 at 6:30 P.M.

“Best Nature Sites: Route 1 Corridor, Brunswick to Belfast” features 40 selected locations including Tanglewood. Each site features an introduction and one or more 250 to 1200-word sidebars, as well as several photographs.  Although the project is primarily written by two of us, there are over a dozen other contributers, mostly individuals with specialized knowledge about a particular topic:  marsh recovery, oak galls, invasive plants, birding, mushrooms, dragon flies, to name a few.

With maps drawn by a DeLorme free-lancer and over 200 photographs, this guide is intended for both residents and visitors.  It is our way of inviting individuals and families to get out of the car and smell the many roses within walking distance of Route 1.

You can purchase this on Amazon (Best Nature Sites Maine), through independent bookstores such as the Owl & Turtle, and through several land trusts who will each benefit from the sales… Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Georges River Land Trust, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, Damariscotta River Association, and others.

If you can’t make the Camden Library presentation on February 22, we are also booked to do similar events by Georges River Land Trust on April 21 and at Merryspring on May 31.