Science in Action...

Maine Natural History Observatory is a nonprofit organization established in 2003 to help further the knowledge and understanding of Maine's flora and fauna. Our mission is to collect, interpret, publish, and archive information on Maine's plants and animals. To pursue this mission, we work collaboratively with numerous organizations, agencies, and individuals with a strong interest in Maine's natural history.  Consider making a donation or purchase our field guides from our website to help us with our work.

Current Projects

Upcoming Field Guides

Seaside Wildflowers of the Downeast and Acadia Coasts: Coming in 2020

Aquatic Plants of New Englad: Coming in 2022

Seaweeds of Maine: Still in development

Featured Publications