Research, Science, & Education

Putting researchers out in the field, publishing field guides, and managing historic specimen archives since 2003.

From plants to birds to seaweeds, the Observatory is at the forefront of natural history research in Maine.


Every membership makes it possible for us to continue this vital research.

Become a member of the Observatory today!


Current Projects


    Upcoming Field Guides

Aquatic Plants of New England: Coming in 2022

Seaweeds of Maine: Still in development

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