Summer Home

Joan Perkins

Summer Home photograph

This photo was taken in a pasture on Chase Road in Veazie, Maine. Dairy cows grazed here for generations. With cows no longer pastured here, the field was hayed a few times each year for the last several decades. This green space is home to bobolinks, turkeys, rabbits, deer (including piebald and albino specimens), foxes, and coyote. It is also a hunting ground for a diversity of raptors. However, the land is slated for multi-family residential development. While attempts were made to conserve this land and the home of so many species, work on the development began in August 2017.