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A Birding and Wildlife Adventure at the End of the World

$8

with Ron Davis

Calendar Next session starts Nov 8, 2019 at 7 pm

Location: Fields Pond

Early in 2019 Ron and Lee Davis traveled due south from Maine to Patagonia at the southern tip of South America.  There, they boarded a small ship that took them to Cape Horn and through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel, after which they drove to Tierra del Fuego, Sierra Baguales and Torres del Paine to observe and photograph birds and other wildlife under a backdrop of spectacular peaks and glaciers. This illustrated talk will provide you with a vicarious experience of birding this remote and wild place at the end of the world.

Maine Deer: Winter Weather Warriors

$8

with Nathan Bieber

Calendar Next session starts Nov 16, 2019 at 1 pm

Location: Fields Pond, Holden
Members: Free, Nonmembers: $8

Learn about wintering deer in Maine and efforts by the Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) to monitor wintering deer. Learn in the field how winter severity is measured and see what gear is used to capture and collar deer.  See deer movement and mortality data gathered from the MDIFW deer collaring project.  Presenter is Nathan Bieber, Wildlife Biologist and Deer Specialist with the Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. 

Plants Out of Place: Ecology and Identification of Invasive Plants of Maine

$10

with Nancy Olmstead

Calendar Next session starts Oct 10, 2019 at 7 pm

Free for Members, Nonmembers $10
Location: Fields Pond, Holden

Invasive plants can over-run habitats, change soil ecology, reduce the abundance of food for beneficial insects, and be an eyesore on the landscape.  Come learn how these aggressive species got to Maine, which ones are of top concern, and what you can do to make a difference.  

Presenter:  Nancy Olmstead, Invasive Plant Biologist, Maine Natural Areas Program, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

Speaker Series:  Untrammeled -- The Case For Wild Nature in a Changing World
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Speaker Series: Untrammeled -- The Case For Wild Nature in a Changing World

$15

with Northeast Wilderness Trust

Calendar Next session starts Sep 17, 2019 at 7 pm

Location: Gilsland Farm
Members $12, Nonmembers $15

Conserving land as "Forever Wild" is increasingly important as many organizations focus on lands' uses.  Northeast Wilderness Trust and other organizations are doing this work, including here in Maine.  Conservation leaders Tom Butler and Mark Anderson will make a lively presentation addressing the science and spirit of forever-wild conservation with a question and answer session to follow. 

This event co-sponsored by Northeast Wilderness Trust.

See speakers bios below:

Tom Butler is Vice President of Conservation Advocacy at the Foundation for Deep Ecology. He is a longtime conservation activist and writer who has concentrated primarily on wilderness and biodiversity. He is the former longtime editor of Wild Earth journal. His books include Wildlands Philanthropy, Plundering Appalachia, Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of Earth, and ENERGY: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth. Tom was a founding board member, former president, and is a current member of the board of directors of Northeast Wilderness Trust.

Mark Anderson is Director of Conservation Science for The Nature Conservancy’s eastern U.S. region. Mark provides science leadership, ecological analysis, and landscape assessment tools for conservation efforts across eighteen states. His current research interests include ecological resilience, disturbance processes, geophysical landscape properties, and seafloor mapping. Mark joined the board of directors of Northeast Wilderness Trust in 2016.

Speaker Series: The Edge of the World

$15

with Kerry Hardy

Calendar Next session starts Nov 14, 2019 at 7 pm

Location: Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
Members $12, Nonmembers $15

Historic Human Ecology on the Coast of Maine

Join ecologist Kerry Hardy, author of Notes On A Lost Flute: A Field Guide to the Wabanaki in a lively discussion of focus on the relationship of indigenous people to the Maine seashore.  Hardy's talk will encompass everything from ecology to linguistics to creation stories, with a good sprinkling of primary source information from Cartier, Verrazano, Champlain, and John Josselyn.

Speaker Series: The History (& Future!) of Wild Salmon in Maine

$15

with Catherine Schmitt

Calendar Next session starts Oct 3, 2019 at 7 pm

Location: Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
Members: $12, Nonmembers $15

Catherine Schmitt is author of The President's Salmon: Restoring the King of Fish and its Home Waters

From 1912 to 1982, the first salmon caught in the Penobscot River each spring was sent to the White House and presented to the President.  Join acclaimed author and science writer, Catherine Schmitt, as she discusses the long natural and human history around Atlantic Salmon in Maine's rivers, including past and ongoing efforts to regulate the fishery and restore this historic migration.

This event headlines Maine Audubon's celebration of the "International Year of the Salmon." 

Ms. Schmitt is the author of three books, and writes frequently for newspapers, magazines, and literary journals. Her writing is informed by her background in environmental science and field experience in rivers, lakes, forests, wetlands, and beaches throughout the Northeastern U.S. She lives in Bangor, Maine.

The Future of Extreme Heat in Maine: Scenarios, Mitigation, and Adaptation

$8

with Misa Saros

Calendar Next session starts Oct 30, 2019 at 7 pm

Location: Fields Pond, Holden
Free for Members, Nonmembers: $8

Join environmental studies professor Misa Saros of Unity College as he uses climate science and sociology to discuss a community response to extreme heat in Maine.





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