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March 2023

Great Blue Herons in Maine – Speaker: Danielle D’Auria

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thomas Auditorium, Preble Hall, UMF, 173 High Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
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Speaker: Danielle D’Auria Did you ever wonder where Maine’s Great Blue Herons go in winter, and what path they travel to get there? Since 2016, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife has deployed lightweight GPS tracking devices on Great Blue Herons to follow their movements during nesting, migration, and wintering. This technology has revealed impressive migrations sometimes over long stretches of open ocean and for over 60 hours non-stop to Florida, the Bahamas, Cuba, and Haiti! Hear all about…

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April 2023

The State of Maine’s Lakes and What You Can Do To Help – Speaker: Susan Gallo

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thomas Auditorium, Preble Hall, UMF, 173 High Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
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Maine has over 2,500 Great Ponds. The vast majority of them are in great shape, due in large part to strong shoreland zoning laws that protect fragile lakeside habitat and to motivated homeowners who work to make sure their properties protect lakes. However, many of Maine’s lakes are at risk of losing their clean, clear water and many associated recreational, habitat, and economic values. These lakes are at a tipping point, pushed there by stormwater that carries nutrients along for…

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May 2023

Rising seas and warming waters: Climate stresses to Gulf of Maine marine species – Speakers: Andrew Allyn and Dr. Hannah Baranes

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thomas Auditorium, Preble Hall, UMF, 173 High Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
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The Gulf of Maine has one of the most biologically productive marine ecosystems in the world. It is also warming faster than 96% of the world’s oceans and experiencing rates of sea level rise higher than the global average. These changes place numerous stresses on Gulf of Maine marine species, particularly colonial nesting seabirds that use Maine’s coastal islands for nesting habitat and rely on marine resources to feed themselves and their young. Hannah and Andrew invite you to their…

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