Of Cows and Crabs: the Evolution of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm

Wells Reserve at Laudholm

Atop a hill where the Little River and the Gulf of Maine meet and mix, sits one of 30 National Estuarine Research Reserves. Today, the Wells Reserve at Laudholm is a place of coastal research, stewardship, and ecological learning. But there is much more to this story. Beginning in the 1640’s, we will explore the rich history of this site, from saltwater family farm to protected estuary reserve. This guided walk will take us into the barns and historic structures around campus, with a peek into the coastal ecology research lab.

Registration Required: https://www.wellsreserve.org/event/54319/of-cows-and-crabs-%E2%80%93-the-evolution-of-the-wells-reserve-at-laudholm

Please reserve your space by emailing caryn@wellsnerr.org or calling Caryn at (207) 646-1555 x110.


Most locations are paved and have an access ramp. However, the bull barn requires traversing an uneven grassy field with tight quarters inside the barn and the floor boards in the horse barn aren't uniformly flat.

Starting Location:

Starting and Ending Location: Wells Reserve at Laudholm We will meet at the Gazebo at the Wells Reserve. Note: Using GPS? Our public entrance is near 55 Skinner Mill Road. Correct Google Map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/krCsMKsJoVr96Amd7

Ending Location:

Wells Reserve at Laudholm
342 Laudholm Farm Road
Wells, Maine 04090

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  • 04 - Quality Educacation

May 4, 2024 / 1:00 PM

Led by: Linda Grenfell
Organization: Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Duration: 90 minutes
City/Town: Wells
County: York
Language(s): English