Sunday, December 5th 1pm-3pm 254 Goddard Road, Lewiston $30 for materials Since ancient times, humans have brought decorative evergreen boughs and other greenery indoors and hung wreaths on our doors to celebrate the season. Join us for an afternoon of making wreaths, swags, or other decorations. Balsam boughs, wire and wreath rings will be provided but feel free to bring along any additional greenery, dried fruits, pinecones, ornaments, bows, bells or other items from home that you might like to use on your creation! Please bring your own pair of pruning clippers for branches. Wire cutters may also be useful. All interested parties are encouraged to attend, this program is great for families and singles alike!
Registration is required. To register please email email@example.com. Masks are required for this event.
Bat Conservation and Bat House Construction
Wed December 8th 5:30pm-8pm Turner Public Library, 98 Matthews Way, Turner Free for program - MATERIALS COST TBD
Little Brown Bat, the most common bat found in New England 10 years ago, has experienced a 95% decline since the discovery of White Nose Syndrome (WNS); a fungal disease that infects bats during hibernation season—the time when they are most vulnerable. Join USDA/NRCS State Biologist Jeremy Markuson and learn about the local bat species found in Maine, WNS, how it has plagued bat populations across the country and how to improve natural bat habitat on your own property!
Following the presentation, you may choose to build your own bat house to bring home! Bat houses provide safe, warm places for bats to roost while they sleep.
All materials will be provided, but please bring your own cordless drill with a phillips bit, a T25 star bit and a drill bit . Build a house yourself, with the whole family, or build one with a friend!
Registration is required. To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Masks are required for this event.
What do Animals do in Winter?
Wednesday, December 29th 10am-12pm 303 South River Road, Greene
Geared towards ages 3-7, All ages welcome.
We put away our shorts and t-shirts, and take out our sweaters and mittens, but how do animals get ready for winter? Take a walk in the woods and learn what animals in Maine are doing during the colder months! We will play games and activities to learn about hibernation, torpor and other ways that animals survive during Maine's harsh winters. We'll take a walk, with plenty of stops to look for animals tracks, explore the snowy forest, and play games!