The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

Tag: ecology

World Of The Plant Galls

photograph by Tony Oppersdorff text by Kyrill Schabert You find them in the woods on low shrubs or fallen on the path from the canopy above: spiny excrescences, hairy balls, pinecone- or flower-shapes. They are the plant galls caused by insects, fungi, bacteria or viruses. Some harmful to the host, others benign or rarely (as […]

The Book I’m Not Reading

text by Lacy Simons In his recent op-ed in the New York Times Richard Russo called Lacy Simons a “talented young bookseller.” Indeed she is. Lacy owns, operates and otherwise curates Hello Hello Books, an independent bookshop in Rockland. It’s a terrible irony: now that I own a bookshop, I have a lot less time […]

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