Have you ever seen the moon through a telescope? The moon will be in its first quarter, perfect for viewing through a telescope! Saturn will also appear later in the evening. Telescopes available for use, or bring your own. If cloudy, an indoor presentation will be given.
Ben Kilham has spent years raising and releasing orphaned black bear cubs. Through observation and daily interaction with these fascinating animals, he has learned that human and bear behavior have more in common than you might think!
The evening starts at 5:45 with a silent auction to support MLT. The business meeting, which includes a vote on new by-laws and a presentation of this year's highlights is at 7:00 followed by Climate Change in New England: Past, Present and Future, a presentation by Dr. Cameron Wake, University of New Hampshire.
As part of this annual celebration of the Maine outdoors, Valentine Farm will host a variety of activities and demonstrations from a mushroom walk to how to tie flies. We will also have the grand opening of our universally accessible trail and Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation will have gear here you can try out.
Community Conservation, Finding the Balance Between Nature and Culture is a new film created by Mark Ireland of MI Media. This documentary, shot throughout four seasons, profiles four active land trusts in different regions of Maine, demonstrating their efforts toward conservation for all members of their community.
Lake Umbagog, spanning the New Hampshire / Maine border, is the center of an area abundant with wildlife including coyote, eagle, osprey and moose. The lake and its surrounding forests, wetlands and rivers offer abundant opportunity for exploration, research and recreation. The Refuge is an essential conservation link in the northern forests. Come discover the wonders of this iconic lake with Ian Drew from the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge.