Merryspring talk: Maine’s native mammals and their unique adaptations

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    CAMDEN — Wildlife educator Laura Craver-Rogers will lead an outdoor presentation about Maine’s native mammals and their unique adaptations on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 12 p.m., at Merryspring Nature Center.

    There are many questions to ask of Maine wildlife. What makes a beaver so successful? Why are black bears so hard to find? How does one discern fox and bobcat tracks?

    Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Education and Outreach Supervisor Laura Craver-Rogers will lead this entertaining program about the magnificent adaptations of Maine’s mammals. The program will explore how Maine’s mammal species each have their own roles to fill in nature, what features make them so successful at living through the seasons, their different habitats, and ways to identify some native species.

    This presentation will be filled with fun facts, furs, skulls, scat, and other animal artifacts, and is an excellent introduction to Maine’s native wildlife, according to Merryspring, in a news release.

    Craver-Rogers works with educators, organizations, and the public across Maine assisting with wildlife and natural science outreach both in the classroom, outside, and providing professional development opportunities for all adults interested in learning how to incorporate wildlife education into their lessons. For over 15 years she has been an environmental educator and naturalist with a background in wildlife biology. She has worked for Disney’s Animal Kingdom, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, among others.

    This talk is part of the Online Summer Talk series at Merryspring Nature Center, sponsored by First National Bank.

    Admission to this program is $5, with free admission granted for Merryspring members.

     

    Merryspring is your community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife, and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round. The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden, behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For more information on this program, please contact info@merryspring.org or call 207-236-2239. 

    Event Date: 

    Tue, 09/13/2022 - 12:00pm

    Event Location: 

    Merryspring Nature Center

    Address: 

    Merryspring Nature Center
    Camden, ME 04843
    United States