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September 2019

Partner Event: Invasive Forest Pests presentation and tree ID walk

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coastal Rivers Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Emerald Ash Borers and exit holes in tree

Invasive forest pests like emerald ash borer (EAB) and hemlock woolly adelgid are having devastating impacts on Maine’s forests; browntail moth is affecting human health as well as tree health; Asian longhorned beetle, with a large host range could be the next invader on the horizon! Hildy Ellis of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) will present a program about these invaders at Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust in Damariscotta. Using slides and an outdoor tree ID walk, this workshop will help landowners and users, as well as landscape and forestry professionals, learn to identify current and potential invasive forest…

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Butterfly Safari

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Coastal Rivers Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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monarch on goldenrod

Join naturalist Sarah Gladu in the field to search for and identify caterpillars, butterflies, and moths. We will tag monarchs and report our findings to the Maine Butterfly Survey. All ages are welcome! Butterfly nets will be provided. Come prepared to be outside, but do not wear pyrethrin insecticide please. Rain date is September 29. Meet at Coastal Rivers Nature Education Center, 110 Belvedere Rd, Damariscotta. Please sign up using the form:   Monarch photo courtesy of Kris Christine.

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