Thanks to all of you who explored, learned, asked questions, had fun, drew, solved puzzles, identified birds, shopped, walked on the Moon, stepped inside a brain, played our electromagnetic spectrum keyboard and otherwise enjoyed the 2017 season at our two unique, interactive, educational, shop-and-think, nature-and-science spaces, in Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor. The final day of our summer/fall season at those spaces was October 8—but the fun and learning go on 365 days a year on our popular Facebook page and here on our website. A lot of nature and science adventures are coming up in the days and weeks ahead! 

•Send us your nature photos and sightings by posting them on the visitor-post section of our Facebook page or by attaching them to either a Facebook message to The Naturalist's Notebook or an email ( We'll post the best and most interesting of them here or on our Facebook page, which has become a hub for nature and science lovers from across North America and around the world.   

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Jay Spring shared with us his wonderful photo of a blue dasher dragonfly, which he photographed at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine, California. This is just one of the many great nature photographs our more than 200,000 Facebook followers have been sharing with us from across North America and around the world. To see more, go to our Nature Photos page and follow/like us on Facebook.

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