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Wild Seed Project: Returning native plants to the Maine landscape
Wild Seed Project works to increase the use of native plants in all landscape settings in order to conserve biodiversity, encourage plant adaption in the face of climate change, safeguard wildlife habitat, and create pollination and migration corridors for insects and birds. A nonprofit organization, we sell seeds of locally grown native plants and educate the public on seed sowing so that a wide range of citizens can participate in increasing native plant populations.

Walks, Talks & Workshops

April 24, Maine Lakes Science Center, Bridgton, Maine
Native Seed Sowing Workshop with Heather McCargo

April 28, Payson Park in Warren
Early Spring Wildflowers with Heather McCargo

Monday, May 1, Unitarian Universalist Church, Brunswick, Maine
The Topsham Garden Club hosts Heather McCargo for their annual meeting with the theme, “Seed of Success”

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tree iconAmong their many impacts, roads are driving rapid evolutionary adaptation in adjacent populations

March 15, 2017 • Mike Gaworecki • Mongabay

According to the authors of a paper published last month in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, even as evolutionary studies have come to the fore in many fields of conservation, “road ecology” is rarely examined from an evolutionary perspective — yet “neglecting evolutionary change in response to habitat modification prevents critical insights.”

tree iconRacing Extinction

2015 • Louie Psihoyos/Mark Monroe • Film

A documentary that follows undercover activists trying to stave off a man-made mass extinction. Scientists predict we may lose half the species on the planet by the end of the century. They believe we have entered the sixth major extinction event in Earth’s history. Number five took out the dinosaurs. This era is called the Anthropocene, or ‘Age of Man’, because the evidence shows that humanity has sparked this catastrophic loss.

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