Entries by IHT


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. […]

Friends From The Field Webinars

Upwest & Downeast: Meandering the Maine Coast by Sea Kayak Co-hosted Webinar Series with Blue Hill Heritage Trust 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 for nearly two months, starting from […]

Webinar: Sustainable Foraging with Brighid Doherty

May 28th: Sustainable Foraging with Brighid Doherty, founder of The Solidago School of Herbalism – The intrigue around harvesting wild medicinal plants is ever-growing.  It is important to know how to harvest wild plants in ways that support their populations.  We are currently putting many medicinal and edible wild plants at risk of endangerment from over-harvesting and poor wildcrafting techniques.  […]


We will continue to update this page as necessary with new information. Check our events calendar HERE. Heritage House is closed to the public, and the staff is working from home until further notice. We will check phone messages every day, but emailing iht@islandheritagetrust.org with any questions or concerns is the best option. Thank you […]

Library Talk: Intertidal Zones

Join Island Heritage Trust’s Environmental Educator, Martha Bell, to explore Deer Isle/Stonington’s intertidal zones. This pre-recorded educational video is scheduled to premiere on our youtube page, Tuesday, May 12th at 4:30pm.   Part 1: Reach Beach Part 2: Salt Marsh Questions? Email: jmccarty@islandheritagetrust.org

Evergreen Medicine

Come for a virtual medicinal evergreen walk with local herbalist, Brighid Doherty at Pine Hill Preserve. The walk will focus on the health benefits of a variety of evergreen trees including Pine, Cedar, Juniper, and Spruce. We will also look for spring medicinal weeds that may be sprouting, along the way. All ages are welcome! […]