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October 2022

Maine Lichens – Dr. Ronald Butler

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thomas Auditorium, Preble Hall, UMF, 173 High Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
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Photo Credit - Dr.Butler This presentation will provide a general overview of the evolution, morphology, and physiology of lichens. The ecological role of lichens in terrestrial ecosystems with be discussed, and the uses of lichens by animals (including humans) will be explored. A brief survey of some common Maine foliose, fruticose, squamulose, and crustose lichens will be presented, and some key references for lichen identification will be highlighted. Dr. Ron Butler retired in 2021 as Emeritus Professor at the University…

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November 2022

Snow Birds: Following our Winged Friends in Winter – Dr. Sally Stockwell

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thomas Auditorium, Preble Hall, UMF, 173 High Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
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Snow Bunting - Photo credit - Nick Leadley Are you a snowbird? Do you head south during the winter in search of sunny, warm weather with plentiful fresh local fruits and vegetables? Just like human snowbirds, many of “our” birds head south for the winter as well. Come join Sally Stockwell, Director of Conservation at Maine Audubon, to learn about the travels and winter homes of some of our breeding birds. As a bonus you’ll also learn about the migratory…

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