At the monthly Midcoast Audubon Society lecture at the Camden Public Library, on May 21 at 7:00 pm, Hope Douglas, founder of Wind Over Wings will present: “Birds of Prey and a Raven Who Thinks He’s a Bird of Prey!” Experience the wonder of being a few feet away from a magnificent Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, rambunctious Raven, or tiny Saw-whet Owl. Each bird has a story and is unable to survive in the wild. Each inspires us with their stories — stories of courage, adaptability, and resilience.
AUDUBON PROGRAMS at the Camden Public Library in the Fall
September 17, 7:00 pm
Lorraine Taft, Forest Pest Outreach Coordinator for the Maine Department of Agriculture, will do a program on: “Invasive Bugs in Maine: Impact on Birds and People.” She lives in Friendship and is passionate about invasive bug infestations that are slowly defoliating our forests.
October 15, 7:00 pm
Local bat enthusiast Annie Kassler will give us an update on “How Bats are Doing in Maine.” Bats are likely the most misunderstood and under-appreciated creature on the planet. Many people are surprised to learn that bats play an essential role in our planet’s ecology and global economy. In addition to why we should care about bats, Kassler will highlight myths v. facts, amazing bat skills, and display successful bat houses. She will also discuss White Nose Syndrome which is devastating bat populations in Maine and all of eastern North America. Kassler is a speaker with Bat Conservation International and has developed connections with bat scientists and enthusiasts throughout Maine and the United States.
November 19, 7:00 pm
Louis Bevier, Maine ornithologist and advanced bird identifier, will do a program on “Rare Birds of Maine.” He was the subspecies editor in the Birds of North America series, produced out of Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. He does environmental consulting work and leads a few bird tours for the Field Guides company each year.