Fall Foliage peaks in the Woods

Early October is the very best time to catch peak fall foliage in the Vaughan Woods. Don’t forget that on busy weekends and holidays, ample

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Fall Celebration Fun for All

A fun day was had by all at our annual Fall Celebration. Over 80 people came out to picnic, bake donuts over the fire, listen

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The Search for Benjamin’s Garden: A History Mystery

To enter the main garden at the Vaughan Homestead one must first stand with the 1794 house to one’s back, Benjamin Vaughan’s 200 year old

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“Founding Gardeners” Talk by Andrea Wulf: October 4, 2014

Thank you to the 60 folks who came out for this talk! Founding Gardeners. The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation This

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Special Visitors Have Arrived!

July 13, 2014: Citizen scientists spot monarch caterpillars in the milkweed patches in Heifer Field just beyond the dam in the Vaughan Woods. While only

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Citizen Scientist Species Monitoring: Spring – Fall 2014

Homestead volunteers are now contributing to the largest ever compilation of climate research in our country’s history, right here in the Vaughan Woods! Nine volunteers,

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Maine Conservation Corps in the Woods – July 2014

The Vaughan Homestead recently received a Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund (MOHF) grant for which proceeds from the sale of “Wild Bucks” instant scratch lottery tickets

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Amphibians Awake!

Despite the late spring, two salamanders and a leopard frog were spotted on our April 19 Vernal Pools Walk with local naturalists Sue Kistenmacher and

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History

This historic property, settled in 1794 in Hallowell, Maine, was home to seven generations of Vaughans. Today, in partnership with our community, we strive to

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Maine Memory Network Volunteer Training A Success

Five volunteers and 4 staff gathered for a training to learn how to create an online exhibit about the Vaughan Homestead through the Maine Memory Network. This

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