Fred Gralenski left his secure job and home in the Boston area (he was a project engineer for Raytheon Missile Systems) and attained his dream in 1988 by building a log home on the shore of Cobscook Bay on land that he and his wife Linda could almost afford. He had been involved with nature even before he got here with MA and NH Audubon societies, and he continues; with birds, amphibians, reptiles, and Lepidoptera being his favorites. Mammal study, botany, photography, and other entomology are not far behind. In his spare time Fred puts in many hours a week at the Pembroke Library. He is president of the Pembroke Library, vice-president of the Pembroke Historical Society and writes the Quoddy Nature Notes column for the Quoddy Tides newspaper.