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Walks, Talks & Workshops

June 2019

Member Gathering in Wells

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wells, Maine Wells, ME United States + Google Map

Enjoy the gardens of Ginger and Andy Laurits and meet other Wild Seed Project members. Bring a dish to share and enjoy good conversation with other members passionate about returning native plants to our landscapes.

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Blue Hill Heritage Trust the Cougar Returns to the East with Sue Morse

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bay School, 17 Bay School Dr
Blue Hill, ME 04614 United States
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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. 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.

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July 2019

Member Gathering in Lincolnville

July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lincolnville, ME Lincolnville, ME United States + Google Map

Join other WSP members at Salt Water Farm in Lincolnville, Maine. Annemarie is excited to welcome us to her lovely property located between the Camden Hills and Penobscot Bay. Be sure to bring a dish to share as you connect with other WSP members!

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Field trip to the Harvey Butler Rhododendron Sanctuary

July 14 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Springvale ME United States + Google Map
$23 – $28

Join Bud Sechler, staff Ecological Programs Coordinator at Native Plant Trust, for a field study of this five-acre stand of great laurel, the largest and most northern stand known in the region. This walk also explores the multitude of native plant gems on the rest of Native Plant Trust's 30-acre property, from yellow blue-bead lily to painted trillium, and from hemlock to northern white cedar. Bud shares the site’s secrets for managing for minimal invasive plants. Cosponsored with Native Plant Trust. 

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Fort Williams Park Cliff Trail – Restoring the Ecology of a Park

July 16 @ 4:00 pm
Fort Williams Park, 1000 Shore Rd
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107 United States
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Join James McCain for a walk to view the progress made to remove invasive species and restore native plant communities to this popular trail along the cliffs at Fort Williams Park. James is the former executive director and ecology project manager of the park and wrote about this restoration project in this years volume of Wild Seed. Andrea Southworth, the new project manager will be joining the walk for a beautiful and interactive look at the amazing transformation of a landscape overrun with invasive species and now returning native.

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Why Going Native Matters at North Haven Island

July 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterman’s Community Center, 12 Main Street
North Haven, ME 04853 United States
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In this slide presentation, Heather will cover the many reasons we all should care about our region’s native flora and bring these native plants back into our developed landscapes. She will then explain current nursery trade practices associated with native plants, including the loss of genetic diversity and cloning, and how we can all support our native flora by planting seed-grown native plants.

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Understanding the Fascinating Life Cycle of Native Plants with 7 Lakes Alliance in Belgrade

July 29 @ 6:30 pm
7 Lakes Alliance, 137 Main Street
Belgrade, ME 04918 United States
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In this slide talk, Heather will show you the fascinating reproductive life cycle of different types of New England native plants and explains how we can change our landscape practices to support wild plant reproduction, pollinators, and other wildlife. Heather will explain simple outdoor seed sowing that anyone can do to help increase native plant populations.

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Restoring Maine’s Meadows Workshop

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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Co-sponsored by Maine Audubon.

In this class, we will explore how to create and manage a meadow that supports native plant species. Join Heather McCargo, Executive Director of Wild Seed Project, to learn what it takes to create a native meadow from scratch, how to diversify an existing meadow, or ways to transition a lawn to a meadow. Bring diversity and beauty back into your landscape a native meadow.

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August 2019

Bringing Nature Home Presentation by Doug Tallamy

August 20 @ 7:00 pm
Martinsville Grange Martinsville, ME 04860 United States + Google Map

Come hear the dynamic Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, speak on how we all can bring nature into our yards and support our region's biodiversity with this deeply informative, fun, and clear call to action.

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Member Gathering in Round Pond

August 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Round Pond, ME Round Pond, ME United States + Google Map

Mingle with other Wild Seed Project members at an evening potluck hosted by Margot and Ned Thompson at their shoreside property in Round Pond, ME. Along a rocky shore looking out to Maine Audubon’s Hog Island with a backdrop of deciduous woodlands, this is a spectacular site to gather around our community meal with others passionate about the work of WSP.

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