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Loon Conservation: A "One Health" Approach to Loon Conservation

$8

with Mark Pokras

Calendar Next session starts Jul 12, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

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

The concept of One Health recognizes that human, environmental, and animal health are all connected.  Join Mark Pokras, Professor Emeritus at Tufts University Center for Conservation Medicine, and Brooke Hafford MacDonald, PhD Student and Research Assistant at the University of Maine for a discussion of current and future research on loons as “sentinel species” and the implications for environmental conservation.  

Aquatic Plants of Maine

$8

with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts Jul 25, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Aquatic plants are a vital part of any aquatic ecosystem.  With thousands of lakes and ponds throughout the State, Maine is home to a wide array of aquatic flora.  This program will give you an overview of the role aquatic plants play in their ecosystem and introduce you to some of Maine’s most beautiful and fascinating aquatic flora.  Note: This program will be an excellent primer for the aquatic plant paddle to follow on Saturday. Members Free, Nonmember $8

Snakes of Maine

$8

with Derek Yorks

Calendar Next session starts Aug 9, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

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

Join Derek Yorks, lead biologist on reptile and amphibian issues at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, as he speaks about the diversity of Maine’s snake species.  The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife keeps track of all Maine snake species and is actively studying populations of Maine’s largest and rarest snake, the State Endangered northern black racer.  Members are free.





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