NOTE: This blog was written by Hannah Webber, the Research and Education Projects Manager for Schoodic Institute, working on a Sea Grant-funded project with Caitlin Cleaver of the Hurricane Island Foundation.
Here in early March in Maine, we are starting to get a bit of respite from the long nights, short days and bitter winds of winter. The sun shines more directly, puddles form in driveways and along the roadsides, and the voices of streams can be heard as the snowmelt begins. You may even have some greenery sprouting up on the windowsill, in a peat pot or paper cup. Things are happening.