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April 2021

Climate Change in Maine: Bowdoin Students Take Action

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online event United States

The impacts of climate change are being felt here in Maine and around the world. We all need to pitch in to address and reverse expected impacts. For inspiration and ideas on how to get involved, join our panel of Bowdoin College students. Learn what younger generations are doing and what efforts to address climate change look like at the local level. Through summer fellowships and independent projects, these students have drilled down into issues of sea level rise, transportation,…

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Spring Is Here (and Beavers) Nature Walk

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cathance River Nature Preserve, 28 Rensenbrink Way
Topsham, Maine
Free

Lisa Durrell is repeating this walk which looks at what changes spring is bringing along with whatever natural history comes up. Also, get a close up look at how the beavers have been celebrating the arrival of spring! The group will walk Barnes Leap Trail to Cathance River Trail where you’ll have nice views of the river.  Return will be via the Highland Trail. Terrain will be intermittently flat and sloping.  This is one of a series of walks led…

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May 2021

Lookin’ for the Green

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cathance River Nature Preserve, 28 Rensenbrink Way
Topsham, Maine
Free

Join Lisa Durrell in a search for signs of spring on the Heath Trail. Although it will likely be too early for ephemerals to be flowering, we will see greenery unfurling as we savor the spring air and sounds. The group will use the east side of the Heath Trail to reach the boardwalk at the quarry ponds and their beautiful reflecting pool qualities.   The terrain is flat and should be dry, depending on recent precipitation.  This is the…

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Birding with Brendan

May 8 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
CREA Ecology Center, 28 Rensenbrink Way, Highland Green, Topsham ME 04086 United States
Free

Join Bowdoin College student and lifelong naturalist Brendan Murtha for an walk into the world of birds and birding, learning some of the local species you might see or hear in the Topsham area. This walk will focus on developing basic bird identification skills and understanding what you see and hear. The process will be broken down into simple components, teaching beginners how to hone in on useful clues in plumage, sound, behavior and context. Max of 9 participants.  Registration is…

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Friday Afternoon Ramble at the Preserve

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cathance River Nature Preserve, 28 Rensenbrink Way
Topsham, Maine

Sometimes it's just nice to get outside in the company of new faces! Join CREA's Executive Director for a walk to and along the Cathance River, returning to the Ecology Center via a different route. You'll get a little natural history, a little Preserve history, and an opportunity to share observations of what's happening in the woods as spring unfurls. There might even be an interactive exercise or two to get you looking at the natural world up close. You…

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Nature Walk: What’s Springing Up on the Preserve? Pt. 1

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cathance River Nature Preserve, 28 Rensenbrink Way
Topsham, Maine

Join Lisa Durrell for a leisurely natural history walk to see how far spring has come along.   Each walk will reveal different spring ephemerals (hopefully!) and other signs of spring. There will probably be some overlap as well as new surprises. Things change! Both walks will probably take place on the Beaver-River-Barnes Leap circuit. Lisa Durrell is an active CREA volunteer having served on the Board and the Programs Committee.  Prior to moving to Maine, she was a field teacher…

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Mindfulness in Nature Walk

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cathance River Nature Preserve, 28 Rensenbrink Way
Topsham, Maine
Free

Join us for a reflective walk in nature designed to connect you more deeply with yourself, fellow nature lovers, and the natural world.  The intention is that you leave feeling a little more relaxed, grounded, and connected. Over the course of the walk you will enjoy guided mindfulness, silent walking and observing, and paired/group conversation about what we are noticing and experiencing.  We will move slowly, soaking in the sights and sounds of the Preserve.    Please note—our guide Corie…

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Nature Walk: What’s Springing Up on the Preserve? Pt. 2

May 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cathance River Nature Preserve, 28 Rensenbrink Way
Topsham, Maine

Join Lisa Durrell for a leisurely natural history walk to see how far spring has come along.   This walk will reveal different spring ephemerals (hopefully!) and other signs of spring. There will probably be some overlap with her Pt. 1 walk as well as new surprises. Things change! This walk will take place on whichever trail has the most plants in bloom so you can enjoy the spring ephemerals while they're out. Lisa Durrell is an active CREA volunteer having…

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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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June 2021

Nature Walk & Reflection: Peace by the River

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Cathance River Nature Preserve, 28 Rensenbrink Way
Topsham, Maine
Free

Join Lisa Durrell for an easy walk to the Cathance River, followed by quiet time sitting by the river to read, draw, or contemplate life. The walk will take the Barnes Leap Trail, then a short minute on the Cathance Trail to a flat area suitable for rest and reflection.  As we move into summer, take time to relax in nature in the company of others.  Enjoy the stillness of the woods and a quieter river. Stay longer on your…

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