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April 2020

What’s Happening To Our Birds?

April 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Roberts Learning Center Farmington, ME United States + Google Map

CANCELLED RESCHEDULED TO SEPT 9th The numbers are staggering. A recent article in the journal Science documents declines among 64% of all eastern forest bird species—a loss of 167 million birds—and among 50% of all boreal forest species—a loss of 501 million birds— in North America alone. That means nearly one in four of all eastern forest birds and one in three of all boreal forest birds that were coloring the forest with their flashy feathers and cheerful songs in…

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May 2020

Annual Warbler Walk

May 9, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Whistle Stop Trail Farmington, ME United States

CANCELLED because of COVID-19 Contact: Nancy Knapp - 2077786285

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Nightjars in Maine

May 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
ME United States

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL TALK The talk will be by Webinar. Please register. Instructions or viewing the Webinar will be sent by May 5th to those who register. Logan Parker is an assistant ecologist and founder of the Maine Nightjar Monitoring Project. This statewide citizen science project is collecting observations of whip-poor-wills, nighthawks, and other nocturnal birds, some of which are facing widespread declines. Attendees will learn about the natural history of Maine’s nightjars, cryptic and nocturnal birds…

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October 2020

Changing Bird Populations in Maine by Herb Wilson

October 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

REGISTER NOW 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…

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November 2020

Centuries of Change in Maine’s Forests by Andrew Barton

November 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar: Register – see below under “find out more”

Register 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…

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