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In Person: Native Plant Walk at Kennebunk Plains with Dan Wilder
August 19 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In partnership with The Nature Conservancy and Norcross Wildlife Foundation
Join Dan Wilder for a tour of one of the most amazing and unique sites on the east coast. The Kennebunk Plains is a pyrogenic grassland ecosystem situated in Kennebunk, Maine. These ecosystems, once more common on the landscape, are home to numerous rare and endangered species such as grasshopper sparrows, broad sallow moths, and the largest population of New England blazing star in the world. Learn more about Kennebunk Plains on The Nature Conservancy website.
Dan Wilder is the Director of Applied Ecology at Norcross Wildlife Foundation which is currently undertaking restoring several pine barrens and grassland sites in Massachusetts. With a focus on native plants and their associated ecology, Dan will lead us on a tour of the preserve to discuss the various species present and the work that goes into restoring and maintaining these unique ecosystems.