Phragmites east of Battery Steele about the same.

Spring Monitoring Visits 2020

AJ Monument overlooking Casco Bay

AJ's Monument overlooking Hussey Sound, Daveis Sanctuary, Peaks Island.

Tom Bergh checks a survey marker in Skillings Woods

Tom Bergh checks a survey marker in Skillings Woods, Peaks Island.

Liz Johnson at Battery Steel north entrance. Pallets for water crossing.

Liz Johnson finds pallets at the north entrance to Battery Steele, Peaks Island.

Being mindful of Covid-19 recommendations, OCT Directors and Stewards walked each property for the annual Spring Monitoring visits. All the properties are visited every year, whether OCT holds a conservation easement on a property or whether it is one which OCT owns in fee. During these visits, we check the boundaries and document and photograph any changes, paying particular attention to issues which are controlled by the easements. We keep records of which species we find, both native, occasional and invasive. This helps our understanding of the various ecosystems and why it is important to conserve them.

Turkey hen

A turkey hen camouflaged near Echo Pond.

Memorial Woods, LDI

Memorial Woods, Little Diamond Island.

OCT Monitoring at Memorial Woods

Memorial Woods, Little Diamond Island.

OCT Monitoring Hagge Woods

Hagge Woods, Little Diamond Island.

Hagge Woods

Hagge Woods, Little Diamond Island.

Wild Iris at Echo Pond

Wild iris in Echo Pond. Water levels were very low this year.

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