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Forestry For Maine Birds
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Forestry For Maine Birds

$15

with Sally Stockwell

Calendar Next session starts May 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm

Location: Winthrop High School, Winthrop, ME 04364

Price: $15

Join Maine Audubon for an afternoon of outdoor exploration and forest habitat assessment in Winthrop. Participants will learn about how to identify forest birds; what features songbirds need to breed successfully; different approaches to forest management, and then discuss options for techniques that help support forest birds and other wildlife. Forestry for Maine Birds is geared toward landowners, natural resource professionals, and anyone interested in learning about managing woodlands "with birds in mind." We will start in the classroom and then take a walk in the Roger Guerrette Community Trails.

To register: https://winthrop-monmouth.coursestorm.com/course/forestry-for-maine-birds?search=forestry

Speaker Series: Flora for Fauna with Arthur Haines

$15

with Arthur Haines

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 11, 2020 at 7 pm

Join renowned botanist and naturalist, Arthur Haines, for his most popular and acclaimed lecture: "Flora for Fauna"

Arthur’s talk "Flora for Fauna" will address the human need to interact with wild plants to prevent the loss of these plants and concurrently promote human health. To illustrate this, examples of the nutritional superiority of wild plants and their role in protecting from chronic disease will be discussed. Examples of eco-conscientious practices of harvesting and evidence-based herbal medicine will be highlighted.

Arthur Haines, author of A New Path and Ancestral Plants Volume 1 & 2,  is a registered Maine guide, TEDx speaker, botanical researcher, and modern day hunter-gatherer. He resides in Canton, ME at Wilder Waters Community where he teaches human ecology, foraging, wildcrafting medicine, and primitive living skills. 

Forestry For Maine Birds
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Forestry For Maine Birds

Free

with Sally Stockwell

Calendar Next session starts Jun 13, 2020 at 9 am

Location: Robbin's Hill Scenic OverlookOld Canada Road (Route 201), Solon, ME

Price: Free

Woodland management with the birds in mind!

The Forestry for Maine Birds (FFMB) approach integrates bird conservation into forest management and planning. You will learn how to:

* Improve habitat for priority forest birds and a variety of other wildlife species

* Take care of your woodland

* Work with other forest management goals

* Enhance the value and enjoyment of Maine woodlands for many generations to come

Our instructors will be Sally Stockwell, Director of Conservation at Maine Audubon and forester Logan Johnson with the Maine Tree Farm Program. Category 1 CFE credits are pending.

Hosted by Somerset County SWCD in partnership with Old Canada Road, Forest Stewards Guild, Maine Audubon, Maine Forest Service and Maine Woodland Owners - Upper Kennebec Valley Chapter.

The workshop is free, but advanced registration is required as space is limited.

To register or for more information, contact Jennifer Brockway at 207-679-7306 or somersetswcd.outreach@gmail.com.

Directions:

From Skowhegan: Travel north on US-201 for 10.3 miles. The access drive for Robbins Hill Scenic Area is on the left, 0.5 miles past the junction with ME-43.

From Bingham: Travel south on US-201 for 12.2 miles. The access drive for Robbins Hill Scenic Area is on the right near the crest of the hill.

There are two parking lots at Robbins Hill. Please use the second lot, located at the end of the access drive at the top of the hill next to the picnic area and bathroom.

 

Native Plants Sale & Festival
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Native Plants Sale & Festival

Free
Calendar Next session starts Jun 13, 2020 at 10 am

Join us for our 5th annual retail plants sale designed to help gardeners and homeowners integrate native species in yards, gardens and even containers.  We work with state and regional vendors to source material that is naturally propagated and easily adaptable to a variety of landscape uses.  In addition to the festive atmosphere, numerous experts and resources will be on hand to help both new and experienced gardeners and growers select plants and improve their habitats.

Featuring:

  • Over 60 species of potted native wildflowers, shrubs and trees 
  • Information tables featuring partners and experts
  • Educational workshops and expert advice
  • Kids activities, food trucks, and more!

The annual Plants Sale & Festival is the signature program of Maine Audubon’s “Bringing Nature Home” community engagement and native plant restoration initiative.  The initiative is based on the best-selling book of that title by entomologist Doug Tallamy, and is funded by a gift from Jim & Ann Hancock.





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