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Archaeology at the Mitchell House

Posted on: October 3rd, 2014 by sheriffsmeadow


Posted on: May 15th, 2014 by sheriffsmeadow

In his classic book North with the Spring, Edwin Way Teale follows the season of spring as it moves northward up the east coast of the United States. In World War II, David Teale, the only son of Edwin and Nellie Teale, was killed in a battle. During the dark days of that war, stricken […]


Posted on: May 15th, 2014 by sheriffsmeadow

Posted on: March 3rd, 2014 by sheriffsmeadow

Scouting on the Moraine

Posted on: March 2nd, 2014 by sheriffsmeadow

After stopping at Up-Island Automotive and Cronig’s Market for a full tank of gas and a half-price sandwich, I headed for the woods to scout for timber. Scouting, perhaps, is the most enjoyable activity that one can undertake in managing conservation land. Scouting is simply seeking: roaming and exploring the woods, judging the potential for […]

Quansoo in Winter

Posted on: January 10th, 2014 by sheriffsmeadow

Arctic Visitors

Posted on: January 10th, 2014 by sheriffsmeadow

Arctic Visitors The blizzard began on a day that dawned a leaden gray. Soon the snow began to fall, and the wind blew, and throughout the day, the clouds gathered and the storm grew. The island prepared. School was dismissed early, and school buses made the rounds on roads that were now covered with snow. […]

Tree Swallows

Posted on: September 7th, 2013 by sheriffsmeadow

By Adam R. Moore By the numberless thousands they descend. The birds arrive as a great host, flying from the northeast, following a sinuous path on invisible, atmospheric currents. The flock appears as a river of birds, curving through the air, with birds pouring forth in a flow that seems unceasing. The great flocks of […]

Spring Ephemerals

Posted on: September 7th, 2013 by sheriffsmeadow

The starflowers are everywhere. In mid-May, along the blue trail at the Caroline Tuthill Preserve, the bright white blossoms of starflowers dapple the floor of the forest. Here, a starflower sprouts upward beside fallen maple leaves. From the emerald bed of a sphagnum bog, another starflower grows, a parasol for a courting frog. Like white […]

In a southern state of mind

Posted on: February 22nd, 2013 by sheriffsmeadow

by Adam R. Moore The island, now, is at its emptiest. The school vacation week has arrived, and on Friday began the annual exodus of islanders. A few families have ventured north, off to ski in the White Mountains of New Hampshire or the Green Mountains of Vermont, but most of them have headed south. […]