... to talking trees and a different kind of tweeting, this edition of The 10 is a bit alliterative. Check out the incredible photos of the troll art at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. They seem worthy of Tolkien!
The plants budding around my yard also touch on an Entish theme, as does Fresh Air’s interview with ecologist Suzanne Simard about how trees communicate both through pheromones, sending messages about ways to help each other and about the environment.
Our friends at Here & Now gave us a great primer on bird calls you might hear around you this spring. Be sure to listen to that — it’s one of the most relaxing listens out there this week.
Finally, do remember to file your taxes if you haven’t already. Got questions? Listen to Jennifer Mitchell’s conversation with tax expert to find out more.
Until next time,
Mark Simpson, News Director
Maine Public: UMaine Researchers: Indigenous People Key To Building Biodiversity In Wilderness
A new global study involving researchers from the University of Maine finds that indigenous participation has been a key to maintaining biodiversity across the planet. The study looked at thousands of years of natural resource management:
Check out Greenlight Maine’s “Elevating Voices” series on Maine Public Television this April and May. The series, hosted by Emmy-nominated Julene Gervais and Kenyan-born entrepreneur Alyne Cistone, shines a light on Maine entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds, highlighting the vast cultural and economic contributions they make throughout the state. Airing times are 8 p.m. Thursdays, 3 p.m. Fridays and 5:30 p.m. Sundays. This special series, appearing on Maine Public Television, is made possible by Maine Public’s members and through the generous support of Bangor Savings Bank.