Submitting Field Notes to the Observer


How to Submit a Field Note:

  • Choose a short title and tell us your name, the date of your observation, and the town and county in Maine where the observation took place.
  • You may submit photos, sketches, or species lists with your note.
  • Field Notes may not exceed 500 words (although species lists may exceed this limit).
  • Email your Field Note to:


Subject Matter for Field Notes May Include:

  • Notable species observations or expansions into new areas.
  • Interactions between humans and nature that illustrate a conservation issue.
  • Descriptions of a rare ecological process, event, or interesting behavior.
  • Reflections from an amateur or “backyard” field study.


Who Can Submit a Field Note?

At this time we are only accepting Field Note submissions from current MNHO members.