The fourth annual collaborative speaker event, jointly hosted by ten local organizations, will feature Sue Morse at the Bay School’s Emlen Hall on June 28 at 7 pm. Sue Morse, the founder and science director of Keeping Track, is highly regarded as an expert in natural history and one of North America’s top wildlife trackers. Since 1977, she has been monitoring wildlife, with an emphasis on documenting the presence and habitat requirements of bobcat, black bear, Canada lynx and cougar. Her non-profit organization is devoted to training professional biologists and citizen scientists alike in the skills necessary to monitor the status of wildlife and habitat in their communities. Illustrated with her award-winning photography and enlivened with fascinating and funny anecdotes from her life in the field, Sue’s presentation will describe the habits and habitat of a variety of local species, especially the big mammals (including the cougar) and the challenges they face in the 21st century. We’ll all leave with a better understanding of our wildlife and the places it needs to survive. Copies of Sue’s book Wildlife and Habitats: A Collection of Tracking and Natural History Essays, as well as other tracking items, will be available for purchase.
This presentation is open to the public with a suggested donation at the door of $10 per person or $5 for students and seniors. Directly following the talk audience members will have an opportunity to chat with Sue face-to-face.
This special event is co-sponsored by ten local organizations: Blue Hill Garden Club, Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Brooklin Garden Club, Colloquy Downeast, Downeast Audubon, Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, Island Heritage Trust, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Native Gardens of Blue Hill and Wild Seed Project.