Projektin Landscape of Change Päiväkirja

22. heinäkuuta 2021

National Moth Week

This week is National Moth Week. At Schoodic Institute, we’ve been thinking about moths a lot lately, because they are a focus of the Landscape of Change project. As part of this project, we are re-visiting the work of past scientists and naturalists to understand how the environment of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park is changing.

A key data set in the project was compiled by William Procter, who led a comprehensive survey of Mount Desert Island insects between 1927 and 1950. Of the 1,312 moths he documented, 229 have been seen so far this year in or around Acadia National Park. We know there are likely more, so please keep looking!

Read the full story at

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23. kesäkuuta 2021

Suggested bird survey routes

In the early 1880s, a group of student naturalists compiled a list of 97 species found on Mount Desert Island during the summer months. In the case of warblers and other migratory songbirds, they were documenting breeding or nesting birds.

As part of the Landscape of Change project, we are asking people to help us re-visit these historic bird records to help answer the question, Are these same species breeding in the same locations 140 years later?

We've compiled a list of suggested routes in Acadia National Park and other conservation lands, and what birds to look (and listen) for in each location, found at this link:

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