One popular event during Camden’s annual Christmas by the Sea weekend is the Holiday Bazaar sponsored by Merryspring Nature Center. This year, however, the Bazaar moves to a convenient downtown location and extends to four days. As always, the Bazaar features natural and nature-themed items… Read More
    Children, their families, and mythical creatures are invited to celebrate International Fairy Day at Merryspring Nature Center during its Second Annual Summer Fairy Festival on Saturday, June 14 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. This event will feature a variety of family and fairy-friendly activities and… Read More
    Local entrepreneur and farmer Carly Weinberg will lead a presentation on creating seaweed botanicals at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, June 17 at 12:00 noon. Seaweed is an incredibly abundant, useful, and local natural resource that has many practical purposes. Weinberg’s presentation will highlight uses for… Read More
    Eric Sideman of MOFGA will lead a presentation of garden weed identification and organic control methods at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, June 10 at 12:00 noon. By the time June comes around, many weeds will have already established themselves in the home garden. However, not… Read More
    Marine biologist Rhian Waller will lead a presentation on the cold-water corals of the Gulf of Maine at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, April 29 at 12:00 noon. Though many think of warm, tropical waters when it comes to coral reefs, there are in reality thousands… Read More
    Local climbing guide Alan Rees will lead a presentation on climbing in Camden at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, April 15 at 12:00 noon. The Camden Hills are blessed with a glacial geology that is perfect for rock climbers, and they can often be spotted dotting… Read More
    Cheryl Daigle will lead a presentation on the Penobscot River Restoration Trust’s habitat restoration programs at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, April 8 at 12:00 noon. Daigle’s talk, titled “Community Engagement in Fisheries and Habitat Restoration on the Penobscot River,” will focus on the collaborative efforts… Read More
    Learn to identify Maine’s native trees by bark alone at a workshop and tree walk led by Camden arborist Douglas N. Johnson at Merryspring Nature Center on Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The program will consist of one-third indoor classroom time and… Read More
    Local entrepreneur and farmer Carly Weinberg will lead a presentation on creating seaweed botanicals at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, March 25 at 12:00 noon. Seaweed is an incredibly abundant, useful, and local natural resource that has many practical purposes. Weinberg’s presentation will highlight uses for… Read More
    The Maine chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) will hold an informative workshop about its efforts to restore the American Chestnut to Maine’s forests at Merryspring Nature Center on Saturday, March 8 beginning at 9 a.m. This free workshop will explore the chapter’s program to… Read More
    Wildlife researcher Noah Perlut will lead a presentation on grassland-nesting birds at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, March 11 at 12:00 noon. Perlut will speak about his research on the impacts of haying and grazing on the ecology and evolution of breeding grassland songbirds, including a… Read More
    Ecologist Matt Arsenault will lead a presentation about the sedges of Maine at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, March 4 at 12:00 noon. Though a dominant group of plants across Maine, sedges are an often overlooked and underappreciated component of many local ecosystems. Arsenault will introduce… Read More
    Gardener and filmmaker Regina Bartholemew will lead a presentation about her experiences gardening “off the grid” at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, February 18 at 12:00 noon. Regina will tell the story of how she and her husband Marc, both filmmakers from the Portland area, downsized… Read More
    Liz Stanley and Lee Schneller-Sligh will lead a presentation on the gardens and agriculture of East Asia at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, February 11 at 12:00 noon. This photographic journey will guide viewers through the breathtaking and beautiful gardens of Japan, placing emphasis on their… Read More
    Merryspring Nature Center is holding its annual Holiday Bazaar during Christmas By the Sea weekend. Always a special event, the Bazaar gives you an opportunity to double your gift-giving, since every purchase of our holiday decorations and gifts goes to benefit Merryspring Nature Center. The Bazaar… Read More
    Wendy Andresen will present an October installment of her monthly “Tending the Perennial Garden” series at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, October 1 at 12:00 noon. Wendy will continue to present management methods for perennials in the early-fall garden. By now many plants will have already… Read More
    Local food entrepreneur Jeff Wolovitz will lead a presentation about locally sourced Heiwa Tofu and sustainability in the global food system at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, September 24 at 12:00 noon. Noticing a niche for local tofu, Wolovitz along with his wife, Maho Hisakawa, founded… Read More
    Wendy Andresen will host a September session of her “Tending the Perennial Garden” series at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, September 3 at 12:00 noon. In September, many late-blooming perennial plants are showing their true colors, while many of the gardens’ early bloomers have already gone… Read More
    Ana Antaki will lead a presentation on how to preserve garden produce with lacto-fermentation on Tuesday, August 21 at 12 noon. An easy-to-learn, safe, and healthy method of preserving the bounty of the summer harvest, lacto-fermentation preserves nutritional content, flavor, and texture of fresh garden vegetables… Read More
    Wendy Andresen will host a Mid-August session of her “Tending the Perennial Garden” series at Merryspring Nature Center on Thursday, August 22 at 12:00 noon. Now that it’s Mid-August, many late-blooming perennial plants are showing their true colors, while some earlier-blooming plants like columbine and poppy… Read More