Entries by IHT

IHT announces new Executive Director

We are excited to announce that IHT’s Board of Trustees has appointed Julia Zell as its new Executive Director.  Julia was appointed IHT’s Development Director in April 2019 and has also been serving as Interim Executive Director since the departure of Paul Miller in July 2020.  Julia is a 2014 graduate of the Massachusetts College of […]

Friends From the Field

Mushrooms in Maine: Good, Bad, and Beautiful Co-Hosted by Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Island Heritage Trust THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 AT 4 PM – 5 PM David Porter, retired from the Univ of Georgia, moved to Brooklin 14 years ago. He enjoys sharing his fascination with the natural history of mushroom fungi, and before the pandemic has […]

Friends From The Field Webinars

Art and Environmentalism from an Indigenous Perspective Co-hosted Webinar Series with Blue Hill Heritage Trust THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 AT 4 PM – 5 PM   Ranco’s talk will focus on how her ancestral connectivity to the Penobscot Bay region has influenced her artwork and passion for environmentalism. She will discuss the collective responsibility of […]

Friends From The Field Webinars

Nightlife: How Animals Adapt their Senses for Success in the Dark Co-hosted Webinar Series with Blue Hill Heritage Trust Thursday, August 27th, 4:00-5:00 pm    More than half the animals that live on this planet are nocturnal and have adapted their senses to succeed living in a world with limited vision. This presentation will look […]

Friends From The Field Webinars

The Secret Lives of Beavers Co-hosted Webinar Series with Blue Hill Heritage Trust Thursday, August 20th, 4:00-5:00 pm    Beavers are incredibly social creatures who are second only to humans in their ability to manipulate and construct their environment to suit their needs. In this presentation, we will talk a little bit about the history […]

Friends From The Field Webinars

Upwest & Downeast: Meandering the Maine Coast by Sea Kayak Co-hosted Webinar Series with Blue Hill Heritage Trust Thursday, August 13th, 4:00-5:00 pm    In the summer of 2017, Michael & Rebecca Daugherty took the summer off from their jobs as sea kayak guides to live out of their kayaks along the coast of Maine […]

Friends From The Field Webinars

Co-hosted Webinar Series with Blue Hill Heritage Trust Updated Schedule and Registration for the Summer   July 2nd: Stone Walls of Maine: Stone walls are windows through which we can learn about human history and natural history. Maine Master Naturalist Cheryl Laz will help us understand why there are so many stones and stone walls in Maine, […]


The caterpillars of the invasive browntail moths have irritating hairs which can cause rashes and breathing problems for sensitive people.   From Maine.gov: • There is a possibility of adult moths picking up the toxic hairs from the caterpillar stage as the moths emerge from their cocoons; however, the brown hairs on the abdomen are […]

We are hiring! – Full Job Description

Executive Director Island Heritage Trust (IHT) seeks a full-time Executive Director to lead a growing non-profit organization dedicated to conserving the natural and cultural heritage of Deer Isle and surrounding islands. The ideal candidate should have strong leadership and strategic planning skills, a passion for land conservation, and the ability to work effectively with the […]

Lady Slippers Webinar: Pollination Ecology and Conservation

June 25th at 4:00 pm Join botanist and former professor, Peter Curtis, for an exploration of the fascinating lives of these iconic native wildflowers, from dust seeds and fungal symbionts to their habit of deceiving bumblebees. We will include a tutorial on hand pollination as a way to increase Lady’s-Slipper fruit set and seed production. […]