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March 2021

Aliens in Winter – Invasive Plant ID Workshop

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

We are a few weeks from official “spring,” with plants  still dormant.  As we eagerly await the first mayflowers and ephemerals, many of us know a threat is afoot in our forests and fields. While quite a few non-native, aggressive plants have invaded Maine, the most common bad actors number about a dozen. These plants compromise the ecological health and quality of our natural spaces and it's worth getting to know who they are. There is opportunity afoot! Winter is…

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Protecting Maine’s Environment in 2021 and Beyond

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for an update on Maine’s environment based on recent legislative actions and challenges ahead at the state and federal levels. Pete Didisheim, Advocacy Director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, will provide an up-to-date, insider’s view of what’s been happening at the State House to promote clean energy, climate action, clean water, land conservation, and reductions in plastic pollution.  Didisheim is one of Maine’s top experts on environmental policy, with more than two decades of experience at…

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Learning Is for the Birds: Ten Years of Bird Banding and Education at River Point

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Patrick Keenan of Portland-based Biodiversity Research Institute will highlight observations and outcomes from ten years of songbird monitoring at BRI's River Point Conservation Area in Falmouth. He will describe their bird capture and banding methods, research projects, and baseline monitoring goals.   We will learn how BRI's work has translated into educational opportunities, including future opportunities to get involved. Patrick's presentation is paired with an opportunity to visit River Point Conservation Area on April 24th to observe bird capture and…

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April 2021

Visit to River Point Bird Observatory (Falmouth, ME) 

April 24 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
River Point Conservation Area, 63 Gray Road
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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Patrick Keenan and the River Point Banding Team of Portland-based Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) will demonstrate BRI's bird banding process and introduce guests to the tools used in its research. Visitors will likely have the opportunity to see birds in the hand - up close and personal - while learning about bird habitat, biology and ecology as banders process birds and release them back to the wild.   This is a wonderful opportunity to see birds up close and watch…

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May 2021

Turtles of Maine

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online event United States

Turtles have fascinated people for millennia and occupy a special place across many of the world’s cultures. They also occupy special places in their respective ecosystems and are considered to be the among the most threatened group of vertebrates globally. Maine is home to 7 species of freshwater turtles, from the small and secretive spotted turtle to the unmistakable and ornery common snapping turtle. We will hear from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's lead biologist on reptiles,…

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