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October 2020

Changing Bird Populations in Maine by Herb Wilson

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar – check back closer to the time for registration details
Free

Since Maine became a state in 1820 there have been many changes in our bird fauna. Some species have immigrated into the state to become a part of our avifauna. Sadly, others have declined and, in some cases, disappeared. We’ll explore the changes in Maine’s birds over the past two centuries, using a variety of resources. Herb Wilson is a Professor Emeritus of Biology at Colby College where he taught Ornithology, Evolution and Diversity, Marine Ecology and Marine Invertebrate Zoology.…

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November 2020

Centuries of Change in Maine’s Forests by Andrew Barton

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar – check back closer to the time for registration details
Free

Andrew Barton will describe how Maine forests have changed over the past several centuries in terms of tree species, forest structure, and the replacement of old growth with younger forests. He’ll highlight the ecological importance of older forests and some of the exciting strategies for conservation and restoration of these important habitats. Andrew Barton is a forest ecologist, science writer, and professor of biology at the University of Maine at Farmington. His research focuses on how forests are responding to…

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