The Waldoborough Historical Society will kick off its 2021 programming season with a talk from research archaeologist Harbour Mitchell III on Thursday, April 22. The presentation will take place at Soule-Shuman Memorial Post 4525 on Mill Street and begin at 7 p.m.
Midcoast Conservancy will offer two spring walks with bird experts Howie Nielsen and Jonathan Alderfer, who will share their bird identification skills. The first walk will be from 7-10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12 and the second will take place from 7-10 a.m. on Saturday, May 29.
Skidompha Library in Damariscotta is excited to announce two upcoming virtual classes for teens, made possible through generous funding from the Anonimo Foundation.
Last year, the Maine Maple Producers Association and its members were forced to postpone the industry’s largest event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One year later, association members are prepared to host Maine Maple Sunday® at sugar houses across the state the weekend of March 27-28. Participating sugar houses are taking steps to follow Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and prepare their facilities and staff to welcome guests safely on site.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant will offer four free Signs of the Seasons training options for volunteer citizen scientists around the state.
With its brilliant plumage, cheerful song, and taste for insects, bluebirds make for delightful neighbors. However, they have specialized needs when it comes to food and nesting sites. From 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust naturalist Sarah Gladu will offer an online program about attracting eastern bluebirds.
Mid-Coast Audubon and Camden Public Library will host a free online Zoom pictorial overview of the 2020 Maine Audubon trip to Costa Rica on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m.
The CLC YMCA will offer a six-week virtual event full of different activities and challenges for the community to participate in. The Stronger Together Virtual Event will be posted on the CLC YMCA’s social media pages and website, and will run from Feb. 15 – March 28.
Gov. Janet Mills has signed an executive order to create Free Fishing License Week from Saturday, Feb. 13 to Sunday, Feb. 21. During this time, people who register may fish for free without a license on Maine’s waterways.
While the Maine woods are famous grounds for leaf peepers throughout the fall, many hikers who trek out in winter may be oblivious to the variety of trees surrounding them.
The first annual Jeff Bradbury Memorial Fishing Derby will take place Saturday, Feb. 13. All proceeds will go to the Jeff Bradbury Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Midcoast Conservancy’s six-week youth cross-country ski clinic is under way at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. On day one, fifty masked kids strapped on their skis and broke into five groups to work with instructors. The instructors are all previous leaders, and their primary goal is to make learning to ski fun. The many families who return to the clinic every year demonstrate the instructor’s success in keeping the lessons fun.
The Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce will host its first lovin’ locals chocolate crawl and online giveaway, everyday from Feb. 7 to Feb. 13.
Anyone interested in local forestry is invited to attend a forest walk at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson from noon to 2 p.m., Feb. 27.
There are many interesting things going on in backyards and woodlots, even in the cold of winter. Trees, birds, and many animals have adapted to freezing temperatures in fascinating ways.