On the Board: Paul Wells

Paul F. Wells

Paul Wells of Kennebunk joined the board in 2011

Paul Wells is a musician, writer, and photographer who retired to West Kennebunk in 2010 after serving for 25 years as the founding director of the Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University, in  Murfreesboro. He grew up on a farm in Cummington, Massachusetts, and credits his late father, Francis, for instilling in him a lifelong interest in birds and the natural world in general.

While in Tennessee he was active in the John W. Sellars chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society. In addition to being an active birder Wells has a strong interest in the history of ornithology and wildlife painting, with a particular focus on the life and work of Alexander Wilson and John James Audubon. He maintains — somewhat sporadically! — a birding blog, “The Morning Thrush.” He lives in West Kennebunk with his wife, Sally, who is also an active birder.

About Harlequin

Harlequin is a pseudonym for content not attributed to a specific author. It echoes the name of the YCAS newsletter, The Harlequin. Watch for Harlequin Ducks along the rocky portions of the York County coast in winter. ¶ The avatar is by Louis Agassiz Fuertes, who sketched and painted the species during the Harriman Alaska Expedition. ¶ "When we got before the glacier, I saw my first pair of harlequins... the glass showed them plainly to be a ♂ + ♀ histrionicus." — L.A. Fuertes, June 7, 1899
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