Research, Science, & Education



20th Anniversary
Purple Sandpiper Sticker

Become a member of MNHO or renew your membership today at any level to receive this limited edition Purple Sandpiper sticker by local artist, Jada Fitch



Putting researchers in the field, publishing field guides, and managing historic specimen archives since 2003.

From plants to birds to seaweeds, the Observatory is at the forefront of natural history research in Maine.


    Upcoming Field Guides

Aquatic Plants of New England: Due to production delays, this guide is now planned for publication in 2024

Seaweeds of Maine: Still in development

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