CAMDEN — Ecologist John Anderson will lead a presentation called “Drowning with Others: The Changing Fates of Seabirds in Maine,” on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 12 p.m., at Merryspring Nature Center.
With its formerly rich fisheries, complex coastline, and thousands of islands, Maine has been a paradise for seabirds. Arctic terns travel thousands of miles to nest and rear their young, while the wanderings of Maine gulls link the Maritimes with the Gulf of Mexico.
Anderson’s talk will focus on current and historical patterns in seabird populations among the Maine islands, with an eye to learning what past events might teach listeners about the future of the Gulf of Maine.
John Anderson is the W. H. Drury jr. professor of ecology/natural history at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, and a fellow of the Linnean Society of London. For over 30 years, Anderson and his students have been studying seabirds on Maine islands, with a particular focus on Great Duck Island, located south of Mt Desert Island.
This event is part of the Summer Talk series, sponsored by First National Bank. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic guests must take safety seriously during this program, and are advised to wear face masks. Seating for this event will be outdoors in chairs set up a safe distance apart. This event is subject to change due to state and local regulations.
The cost of this program is $5, with free admission for Merryspring members. Guests are encouraged to bring exact change to minimize cash transactions.
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 email@example.com or call 207-236-2239.