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Places for Pollinators Workshop in Topsham

When: Fri., June 28, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, Maine

In this interactive workshop Deb will guide workshop participants through the observation, identification, and ecology of pollinators. She will also discuss pollinator habitat needs and environmental stressors, as well as what you can do to create high value pollinator habitat on your property. Following the indoor presentation, we will be making a field trip to Whatley Farm, who has graciously invited us to walk their property in search of pollinators.

Please bring comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, and a hand lens if you have one. The field portion of this event may not be suitable for those with difficulty navigating rough terrain. If this is the case, please feel free to join us for just the classroom portion of this workshop. This program is funded by USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service through agreement number 16-1218-17-005.

Cost: Free to attend, but pre-registration is required.

Register by June 21, 2019 by calling the Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District at 207-241-5377.

Deb weighing bear cub in northern Maine (2000)

Deb weighing bear cub in northern Maine (2000)

The Black Ghost - Understanding the Maine black bear

When: Wed., July 10th, 2019 6:30 PM

Hosted by: Sebasticook Regional Land Trust

Where: Newport Cultural Center, 154 Main. St., Newport, Maine

Deb has studied bears throughout North America, and brings her adventures to life with stories, science, and pictures in this PowerPoint presentation.

Register here.

$5.00 requested donation

Deb with bear cubs at den site in New Mexico (1998)

Deb with bear cubs at den site in New Mexico (1998)

Bees & Bears At The hayloft

When: Wed., July 17th, 2019, 7:30 PM

Where: The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn, 95 Sanborns Grove Road, Bridgton, Maine

Come learn about the fascinating ecology and behavior of Bees and Bears in Deb’s newest presentation offering - in a really cool venue! Deb has crawled into bear dens and loves to get up-close and personal with some of our 270 species of native bees in Maine. In this variety show, Deb will share her "wild" experiences studying bears in Maine, the Rocky Mountain West, and Alaska, followed by a deep look at what makes our native bees so compelling. You'll walk away from this virtual adventure with practical tips and ideas for how to conserve and coexist with these iconic animals.

Cost: Tickets $20 online, $25 at the door
Seating is limited 

Call to Reserve 207-749-6160 or email events@dragonflybarnmaine.com

Deb’s daughter Ada proudly displaying her first Green Lake catch (2013).

Deb’s daughter Ada proudly displaying her first Green Lake catch (2013).

Landscaping for Biodiversity and Water Quality (Green Lake Association Annual Meeting)

When: Thurs., July 18, 2019

Where: Dedham, Maine

Deb will be the guest speaker at the Green Lake Association Annual Meeting (open to Green Lake property owners only). Her talk will focus on how to boost biodiversity and protect the Green Lake Watershed. Topics of this informative presentation include:       

  • Native plantings and landscaping practices to promote biodiversity and protect the long-term water quality of the lake

  • Building bird and pollinator habitat

  • Eco-friendly and low maintenance lawn alternatives

Private meeting open to Green Lake property owners, only.

Cedar Waxwings (photo: Gary Bendig)

Cedar Waxwings (photo: Gary Bendig)

Landscaping for wildlife

When: Wed., July 24, 2019, 6:30 PM

Where: Waterford Library, 663 Waterford Rd, Waterford, ME

Join us to learn ways to improve habitat quality for a diversity of wildlife. Deb’s presentation will cover the following topics:

  • Pollinator habitat for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

  • Backyard bird habitat

  • Building native plant communities that support an array of species and promote biodiversity 

Deb’s first captured Ruddy Turnstone in the Arctic (2002).

Deb’s first captured Ruddy Turnstone in the Arctic (2002).

Wind Birds in the Land of the Midnight Sun

When: Thurs., August 1st, 2019

Where: Maine Lake Science Center - 51 Willett Road, Bridgton, Maine

A beautiful, adventurous presentation about Deb’s graduate research on Arctic-breeding shorebirds in the Eastern Canadian Arctic. You’ll be guided on a virtual tour of what it’s like to work and live in a remote Arctic field camp with just a handful of other biologists. Learn about how the team handled wind storms, polar bears, and the challenges of running a laboratory in a canvas tent. Experience the feeling of being immersed in the study of birds and their relationship to the highly dynamic tundra environment. Deb will also discuss how climate change is threatening Arctic wildlife and Inuit cultures.

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Creating Bird-Friendly Habitats - Audubon Camp on Hog Island

When: August 18-21, 2019

Where: Hog Island, Bremen, Maine

Discover how to make your property irresistible to birds and pollinators! This three-day session focuses on enhancing wildlife habitat on properties large and small. Presentations by entomology professor Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, will emphasize restoring natural relationships between native plants and insects, and offer tips for attracting insects that in turn attract birds. Dr. Tallamy’s entomology perspective will complement bird perspectives from Audubon’s Dr. Stephen Kress, author of The Audubon Society Guide to Attracting Birds who will discuss the co-evolution of native plants and native birds, and provide tips for creating bird-friendly habitats that mimic native plant communities, without using harmful pesticides.

Other instructors include Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens plant curator Andy Brand, who will share his gardening knowledge about native plants, and wildlife ecologist Deb Perkins, who will provide tips on enhancing larger properties such as forests and meadows, and on obtaining funding from government programs for attracting birds to private properties. All information is easily transferable to properties everywhere.

The session also will include practical tips on creating water features, nest boxes, and roosting structures, as well as on making your home and gardens safer for birds. Also included are field trips to local homes and gardens where landowners will demonstrate their success in improving bird habitats. The session concludes with a special tour of the  Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens. For a detailed sample itinerary of this session, click here.

Cost and Registration: Visit the Audubon Camp website FMI.

Past Events

Landscaping for wildlife

When: June 22, 2019, 7:00 PM

Where: Spaulding Memorial Library, 282 Sebago Rd., Sebago, Maine

Join us to learn ways to improve habitat quality for a diversity of wildlife. Topics covered include: 

  • Pollinator habitat for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

  • Backyard bird habitat

  • Building native plant communities that support an array of species and promote biodiversity 

Conway School (Priscilla Dean)

Conway School (Priscilla Dean)

landscaping for birds, pollinators, and other wildlife

When: Thursday, June 6, 2019

Where: The Conway School of Landscape Design, Conway, Massachusetts

Deb spoke to a small class of graduate students about her approaches to habitat design to meet the needs of declining populations of birds, pollinators, and much more. As the last speaker for their program, she tied together many aspects of their work and provided an insightful overview of landscaping practices through the eyes of a wildlife ecologist.

Photo: King Bloom at Gathering Winds Farm & Orchard by Stacey Bsullak

Photo: King Bloom at Gathering Winds Farm & Orchard by Stacey Bsullak

Guided Pollinator Walk During King BlooM

When: Saturday, May 25, 2019, 1:00 PM

Where: Gathering Winds Farm & Orchard, Poland, Maine

Join us during one of the most beautiful times of year in an apple orchard during the king bloom when all of the trees are blossoming. During this afternoon walk, we will hear from local ecologist Deb Perkins about native pollinators and their habitat as we take a walk along the apple trees and forest. Upon completion of the walk about we invite you to take a pause in the day. Sit in the orchard and take in the sounds and or sights of the native bees that are actively pollinating the orchard. As an active part of farm life, we make sure to take such moments and appreciate all that mother nature offers to the earth. Join us, actively listening and observing the amazing harmony of bees and the fruit trees.

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The Black Ghost - Understanding the Maine BLack Bear

When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7:00 PM

Where: York County Audubon Program, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, Mather Auditorium, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd, Wells Maine

Wildlife ecologist Deborah Perkins brings us an engaging, informative, and visually dramatic show for all ages! Deborah’s experience as a bear biologist included studying black bears and grizzly bears across North America. In Maine, she worked with the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife’s black bear program. Have you ever climbed into a bear’s den? Well, Deb has!

In fact, Deb has worked on various other bird and mammal studies throughout North America including shorebirds in the Canadian Arctic, Canada Lynx in northern Maine, and seals and seabirds in Maine. In this program Deb will bring her Black Bear adventures to life with stories, science, and pictures. The program is free and open to the public. Come early for refreshments and social time.

The Power of Pollination (for School Children)

When: Monday and Tuesday, May 13-14, 2019

Where: Lyseth Elementary School, Portland, Maine

Deb will present all about pollinators and pollination to four different 4th grade classes as part of a multi-class art integration program with Side X Side.

Side x Side ignites academic excellence in education through comprehensive arts integration, bringing critical thinking, creativity, and innovation into the classroom through arts-based programs.

photo: bluebird on spruce; plant4wildlife on Flickr

photo: bluebird on spruce; plant4wildlife on Flickr

Landscaping for Wildlife

When: Wednesday, May 6, 2019, 6:30 PM

Where: Stanton Bird Club Meeting, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn College, 55 Westminster Street, Room 285, Lewiston, Maine

Join us to learn ways to improve habitat quality for a diversity of wildlife. Topics covered include: 

  • Pollinator habitat for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

  • Backyard bird habitat

  • Building native plant communities that support an array of species and promote biodiversity 

photo: plant4wildlife on Flickr

photo: plant4wildlife on Flickr

Intelligent Tinkering: Boosting Biodiversity at HOme

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 6:00 PM

Where: Groundcover, 209 Main Street, Bridgton, Maine

Gain a deeper understanding of what biodiversity really means - in the ecological context of your garden, backyard, and beyond. Learn how to protect and improve biodiversity for a more resilient landscape in the face of climate change and other environmental stressors. Discover ways to “intelligently tinker” in your own landscape to meaningfully help struggling wildlife populations like native bees and songbirds.

This event is the official start of the planting season at Groundcover. Get 20% added to the face value of any special native plant species gift certificate purchased at this event. For example, buy a gift certificate for $100 and get one worth $120! Participants will also receive Groundcover’s Plant more Plants card, getting you savings of 19% on all garden perennials, all season.

Pre-registration is required. Call the shop to register: 207-803-8551

Wild Bees: Super-pollinators!

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 12:10-12:55

Where: Room 221, Commons, Bates College, 136 Central Avenue, Lewiston, Maine

A presentation for Bates EnviroLunch series for Bates faculty, staff, students, and Lewiston/Auburn community members. Come learn about the fascinating native bees we have in Maine - their ecology, their behavior, and how we can help declining wild bees on campus, and in our gardens and beyond. 

SEASON FOR THE EARTH AND GARDEN Presents: LANDSCAPING FOR WILDLIFE

When: Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6:30 pm

Where: Unity Center for Spiritual Growth, 54 River Rd., Windham, Maine

Learn ways to cultivate habitat for local declining populations of birds, pollinators, and more. Deb makes a compelling case for how you can “conserve wildlife right where you are” – by providing adequate food, water, and shelter in your gardens, yards, and beyond. Topics include the nuts and bolts of how to build backyard habitat for birds, wild bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, specifically. Join us on an ecological journey that will leave you feeling inspired and ready to plant for wildlife this season!
This is a sacred giving event…offered for a sacred love offering.

FMI: 207-893-1233 or revpatbessey@gmail.com  www.unitygreaterportland.org

The Black Ghost - Understanding the Maine BLack Bear

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM

Where: Denmark Public Library, 121 E Main St., Denmark, Maine

Come learn more about bear behavior, biology, and challenges to bear conservation and management. Deb will present a slide show of her experiences studying Maine black bears, and briefly talk about her work on black bears in New Mexico and Tennessee, and grizzlies in Yellowstone and Alaska.

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Wild Bees: Super-Pollinators

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 5:30 PM

Where: Portland Public Library, Portland, Maine

Come learn about the fascinating native bees we have in Maine - their ecology, their behavior, and how we can all help declining wild bees in our gardens and beyond. 

For more information please visit: https://southernmaineconservation.org/events/

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Places For Pollinators

When: EARTH DAY - Monday, April 22, 2019, 3:30 PM

Where: The Highlands, Topsham, Maine

Learn about the observation, identification and ecology of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. Deb will explain their habitat needs, environmental stressors, and how you can create a high value habitat on your property.

For more information please visit: https://www.highlandsrc.com/

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LANDSCAPING FOR BIRDS, POLLINATORS & OTHER WILDLIFE - AT THE MAINE FLOWER SHOW

When: Saturday, March 30, 2019, 2:30PM

Where: Maine Flower Show, 8 Thompson’s Point Road in Portland, Maine

Learn ways to cultivate habitat for local declining populations of birds, pollinators, and more. In this engaging and informative session, Deb makes a compelling case for how you can "conserve wildlife right where you are" - by providing adequate food, water, and shelter in your gardens, yards, and beyond. Topics include the nuts and bolts of how to build backyard habitat for birds, wild bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, specifically. Join us on an ecological journey that will leave you feeling inspired and ready to plant for wildlife this season!

For more information about the Maine Flower Show, please visit: https://maineflowershow.com

Jewelweed/Spotted Touch-me-not  (Impatiens capensis ) (photo: USGS BIML)

Jewelweed/Spotted Touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis) (photo: USGS BIML)

Places for pollinators

When: Monday, March 11, 2019, 11:00 AM

Where: St. Mary’s Garden Club, St. Mary’s Parish House, Falmouth, Maine

Learn about the observation, identification and ecology of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. Deb will explain their habitat needs, environmental stressors, and how you can create a high value habitat on your property.

For more information please visit: http://stmarysgardenclub.com/

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Winter Dreamers Workshop Series

When: Wednesdays in February from 3:00-4:30 PM (February 6, 13, and 20, 2019)

Where: Maine Lake Science Center - 51 Willett Road, Bridgton, Maine

Cost: $30 dropin/$25 LEA members, or $80 for the series ($65 LEA members).

This is a three-part series offered by the Lakes Environmental Association. For Part 1 in the series (February 6), I'll be presenting my popular Landscaping for Wildlife talk on how to cultivate wildlife habitat in your garden, backyard, and beyond. Topics include the nuts and bolts of building backyard bird habitat, pollinator habitat for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, and how to build native plant communities that promote biodiversity. This will be a great foundation for Parts 2 and 3 presented by Lucia Terry of Perennial Point of View (Native Plants for YOUR Landscape; Planning your Planting Project). Download the flyer here.

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Carnivores & Your Farm - What Works & Why Biodiversity Matters

When: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 11:00 AM

Where: The State of Maine Agricultural Trades Show, Hancock Room - Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine

Come participate in this wildly refreshing presentation and group discussion, led by a diverse panel of experts. You will walk away with the knowledge and tools needed to successfully raise livestock and other farm products in coexistence with wild carnivores. We’ll also be addressing what biodiversity really means, why you need it, and how you can promote it to benefit your whole farm ecosystem.

Join Andy Shultz and Morten Moesswilde, of the Maine Forest Service, Abby Sadauckas of Apple Creek Farm in Bowdoinham, Deb Perkins Ecologist of First Light Wildlife Habitats, and Geri Vistein Carnivore Conservation Biologist as they share their knowledge and experience on this important topic.

Photo by: Doug Gimler

Photo by: Doug Gimler

Wild Bees: Super-pollinators! at the common ground fair

When: Friday, September 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Where: Common Ground Fair, in the Litchfield Tent, 294 Crosby Brook Road in Unity, Maine

Join Deb at the Common Ground Fair and learn about the fascinating native bees we have in Maine - their ecology, their behavior, and how we can all help declining wild bees in our gardens and beyond. 

For more information about the Common Ground Fair, please visit: http://www.mofga.org/The-Fair.


Photo by: Molly Williams

Photo by: Molly Williams

Landscaping for Wildlife

When: Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM 

Where: Groundcover, 209 Main St, Bridgton, Maine 

Join us at this beautiful botanical-themed shop for Deb's engaging and informative slide show. You will learn ways to improve habitat quality for a diversity of wildlife from pollinators to birds, and beyond. Deb will discuss how to build native plant communities that support an array of species and promote biodiversity. Walk away inspired, and ready to do some fall planting!


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Places for Pollinators: How to Create Habitat for Butterflies, Bees, and Hummingbirds

When: Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Where: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay, Maine

Come learn how to create habitat for butterflies, native bees, and hummingbirds in your yard, garden, field and farm habitats. This workshop will cover the basics of pollinator observation, identification, and ecology; pollinator habitat needs and environmental stressors; and how you can create a high value habitat in your own dooryard, farm, field, or forestland. This workshop will have a special emphasis on fostering habitat for our native bee populations, as well as a visit to the outdoor classroom of the Gardens to see butterflies and bees in the landscape.

This is a paid workshop and requires registering ahead of time, please visit www.mainegardens.org to register and buy tickets.

Photo by: Sheila Wakefield

Photo by: Sheila Wakefield

Wild Bees: Super-pollinators!

When: Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Where: Gray Blueberry Festival, 24 Main St, Gray, Maine

Join us at the Gray Blueberry Festival to learn about the fascinating native bees we have in Maine - their ecology, their behavior, and how we can all help declining wild bees in our gardens and beyond. 


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The Black Ghost - Understanding the Maine Black Bear.

When: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Where: Maine Lake Science Center, 51 Willett Rd, Bridgton, Maine

Come learn more about bear behavior, biology, and challenges to bear conservation and management. Deb will present a slide show of her experiences studying Maine black bears, and briefly talk about her work on black bears in New Mexico and Tennessee, and grizzlies in Yellowstone and Alaska.


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Wild Bees: Super-pollinators!

When: Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Where: Bath United Church of Christ, 798 Washington St, Bath, Maine

Come learn about the fascinating native bees we have in Maine - their ecology, their behavior, and how we can all help declining wild bees in our gardens and beyond. This event is hosted by the Sagadahoc County chapter of MOFGA.

 


photo: Doug Gimler

photo: Doug Gimler

Landscaping for Wild Bees, Butterflies, and Hummingbirds at Skillins Greenhouses.

Learn about the fascinating behavior and ecology of our native pollinators and how you can create a high-value habitat in your own garden, yard, and beyond! Deb Perkins will provide information on how to observe and identify our pollinators, explain the environmental challenges they face, and provide details on simple actions you can take to boost biodiversity and beautify your landscape.

3 different class times are being offered at their Falmouth, Cumberland, and Brunswick locations in June.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Skillins Greenhouse, 89 Foreside Rd, Falmouth, Maine

Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Skillins Greenhouse, 201 New Gray Rd, Cumberland, Maine

Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Skillins Greenhouse, 422 Bath Rd, Brunswick, Maine


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The Black Ghost - Understanding the Maine Black Bear

When: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Where: Wells Reserve at Laudholm, Mather Auditorium, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd, Wells Maine

Come learn more about bear behavior, biology, and challenges to bear conservation and management. Deb will present a slide show of her experiences studying Maine black bears, and briefly talk about her work on black bears in New Mexico and Tennessee, and grizzlies in Yellowstone and Alaska.


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Wildlife Habitat and Wildflower Walk

When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM 

Where: Haines Property, 384 Butler Hill Road, Auburn, Maine

Join us for a walk led by wildlife ecologist Deb Perkins and landowner and birder David Haines. We will be taking a slow and thoughtful walk through a select portion of the 260-acre Haines property while Deb points out different types of wildlife habitat and high-value plants and trees – including May’s magical wildflowers! David, a skilled birder, will also point out birds and birdsongs of interest along the way. Co-sponsored with the Wild Seed Project.

Program Fee: $5/person


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Places for Pollinators: how to create habitat for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Where: Groundcover, 209 Main St, Bridgton, Maine

Learn about the observation, identification and ecology of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. Deb will explain their habitat needs, environmental stressors, and how you can create a high value habitat on your property.  


Photo: Mary Pennington

Photo: Mary Pennington

Places for Pollinators: how to create habitat for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds  

When: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 5:00pm

Where: Portland Pollinator Partnership, 409 Cumberland Ave, Portland, MaineLearn about the observation, identification, and ecology of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. Deb will explain their habitat needs, environmental stressors, and how you can create a high-value habitat on your property.  

 


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Landscaping for Wildlife at Skillins Greenhouses: how to cultivate wildlife habitat in your garden, backyard, and beyond
 

Join us to learn ways to improve habitat quality for a diversity of wildlife. Topics covered include: 

  • Pollinator habitat for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

  • Backyard bird habitat

  • Building native plant communities that support an array of species and promote biodiversity 

3 different class times are being offered at their Falmouth, Cumberland, and Brunswick locations in March.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Skillins Greenhouse, 89 Foreside Rd, Falmouth, Maine

Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Skillins Greenhouse, 201 New Gray Rd, Cumberland, Maine

Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Skillins Greenhouse, 422 Bath Rd, Brunswick, Maine


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Places for Pollinators: how to create habitat for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

When: Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 10:00 am

Where: Maine Flower Show, 8 Thompson's Point Road - Brick South, Portland, Maine

 Learn about the observation, identification, and ecology of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. Deb will explain their habitat needs, environmental stressors, and how you can create a high-value habitat on your property.  


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Landscaping for Wildlife: how to cultivate wildlife habitat in your garden, backyard, and beyond

When: Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM   

Where: Denmark Public Library, 121 East Main St, Denmark, Maine

Join us to learn ways to improve habitat quality for a diversity of wildlife. Topics covered include: 

  • Pollinator habitat for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

  • Backyard bird habitat

  • Building native plant communities that support an array of species and promote biodiversity


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Nurturing Carnivore Co-Existence and Biodiversity on Your Farm

When: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 10:00 am

Where: Augusta Civic Center

Farming successfully with carnivores is not just about using good animal husbandry practices. It is also about understanding the ecology of the carnivores on your farm, and managing the habitats that enable them and their prey to live stable lives. The result is a healthy, biodiverse landscape on your farm. Come join us as a collaboration of forester, ecologist, farmer and carnivore biologist share how this all works together.

 


The Black Ghost - Understanding the Maine Black Bear.

When: Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Where: Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth, Maine  

Come learn more about bear behavior, biology, and challenges to bear conservation and management. Deb will present a slide show of her experiences studying Maine black bears, and briefly talk about her work on black bears in New Mexico and Tennessee, and grizzlies in Yellowstone and Alaska.


Forest Walk, led by Deb Perkins and Jeff Meserve, at Tear Cap Workshops Open House

Where: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Where: Tear Cap Workshops, 22 Hampshire St., Hiram, Maine 

Deb, a consulting wildlife ecologist, will co-lead two interpretive walks through the forest with Jeff Meserve, consulting forester.  Walks will be from 2:00-3:00 pm and again from 4:00-5:00 pm.

Join Tear Cap Workshops from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM for an afternoon of fun to celebrate their purchase of the former Hammond Sawmill with music, food, woodworking and more.
www.tearcapworkshops.org


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PLACES FOR POLLINATORS - A HANDS ON WORKSHOP TO LEARN ABOUT POLLINATORS AND HOW TO CREATE AND IMPROVE HABITATS FOR THEM AT HOME 

When: Saturday, July 15,2017 at 9:00 AM

Where: 303 S River Rd, Greene, Maine  

Come learn about the observation, identification, and ecology of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. Deb will explain their habitat needs, environmental stressors, and how you can create a high value-habitat on your property.


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