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October 2019

Lessons from Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center: a citizen’s guide to helping the birds of Maine

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd
Topsham, ME 04086 United States
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Come discover the common reasons birds are admitted to Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center in Freedom and what citizens can do to help our local birds thrive.   Laura Suomi-Lecker is Education and Outreach Coordinator and long-time volunteer with Avian Haven. Ms. Lecker will show - with slides and video - the effort and dedication required to rehabilitate eagles, owls, hawks, loons, and many species of songbirds. The presentation includes examples of the joyous moment when a rehabilitated bird,…

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November 2019

Puffins and Terns: Restoring Maine’s Sea Bird Population on Eastern Egg Rock

November 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd
Topsham, ME 04086 United States
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Come and learn about our charismatic puffin friends who inhabit Maine islands and waters.  Hear about the forces, avian and human, which have affected their populations over the years, and what has been accomplished to increase the colony on Eastern Egg Rock.  A slide show with pictures is included. Susie Meadows, manager of The Project Puffin Visitor Center in Rockland, will discuss some of the impacts on Maine puffin populations and how techniques, developed by Project Puffin, have led to…

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January 2020

2019 Mt. Ararat Student Researchers – Projects on the Cathance River Nature Preserve

January 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd
Topsham, ME 04086 United States
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Throughout the fall of 2019, Honors Biology students from Glenn Evan's class at Mt Ararat High School are making weekly visits to the Preserve to conduct research on a range of topics. Working in small groups, they have chosen research questions and are collecting scientific data. In November and December, students will analyze their data and organized their findings into posters that will be presented at CREA’s first monthly program of 2020 at the Topsham Public Library, January 28th. These…

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