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October 2021

Ethical Questions for the Outdoor Naturalist – Speaker: Doug Hitchcox

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Preble Hall, Thomas Auditorium, UMF, High Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
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Birding, and other wildlife observing, provides an intimate connection to nature that makes us better stewards of the environment and even provides us with wellness and mental health benefits, but through our pursuits, are we doing more harm than good? In this program, Maine Audubon’s Staff Naturalist, Doug Hitchcox, will talk about many of the ethical issues that we confront as bird watchers, and dispel some of the myths that exist in our relationship with nature. Topics will range from:…

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November 2021

Unique Characteristics of Trees – Speaker: Patty Cormier

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Preble Hall, Thomas Auditorium, UMF, High Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
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Why do trees have individual characteristics? Why is some bark smooth and some rough? Some light colored and some dark? Why are some leaves lobed and some smooth along the edges? Patty Cormier will answer many of these questions and more. This is, she says, one of her favorite topics. Patty Cormier was appointed as Maine State Forester in 2019. For the previous 20 years, she was a District Forester for the Maine Forest Service first in the mid coast,…

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