Field Journal: Maine Natural History Observer


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The Maine Natural History Observer is the online natural history journal of Maine Natural History Observatory.  It provides insights and observations about the natural world, information on the latest research, projects to participate in, tips on how to identify confusing Maine species, a look at natural history observations in the state 75-100 years ago, and interesting facts about Maine natural history.

The observations made by amateur and avocational naturalists in their own backyards and during their travels through the state are a huge resource for furthering natural science in Maine.  The Observer aims to serve as a platform for naturalists of all experience levels to connect, share, and expand upon their collective knowledge about Maine biota.  The Observer is an online field journal that is currently published 2 times per year. 


Subscriptions to the Observer are only available to current Observatory members.

Become a member of the Observatory (for as little as $10) to get a one-year subscription to the Observer and access to the entire Observer archives.



Submissions to the Observer


Anyone can submit field notes or articles to the Observer.  If you're not a current member of the Observatory, you will receive a complimentary copy of each issue in which you have a piece published.

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Quick Key seaweed ID as seen in the Observer


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