• To donate to the scholarship fund being set up in memory of Naturalist’s Notebook co-founder and driving force Pamelia Markwood Neff at ecology-focused College of the Atlantic, CLICK HERE, then choose "scholarship and financial aid"; and write in "Pamelia Markwood Neff" in the box beneath "gift in memory of someone." Thank you to anyone is so kind as to contribute. Pamelia died unexpectedly on Dec. 26, 2018.

We will open The Naturalist’s Notebook exploratorium in Seal Harbor for the 2019 season in early July. We won’t be open at the smaller location in Northeast Harbor.  

•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 (info@thenaturalistsnotebook.com). 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. We also may use some in installations in our two physical spaces.  

•EARTH NEWS: 4 Headlines to Click On: 1) World's Most Endangered Marine Mammal Down to 30 Individuals; 2) This Prehistoric Human Ancestor Was All Mouth; 3) Officials Seize 3.1 Tons of Pangolin Scales; 4) Gold Mine Boom New Threat to Amazon

•Population meter: 7.6 billion humans on the planet, a billion more than in 2006, two billion more than in 1994, three billion more than in 1982, four billion more than in 1969, five billion more than in 1952 and six billion more than in 1900. 


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"Sushi takeout,” writes James Waghorne in sharing with us his photo of a great blue heron flying down the Red River along the Texas-Oklahoma border. To enjoy more of the great nature photos that are shared with us every day by our more than 275,000 Facebook followers and learn more about wildlife and science, follow us on Facebook and go to our Nature Photos page here on the website. Feel free to share with us your own sightings, observations and photos!

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