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Last year's Fairy Festival at Merryspring Nature Center

Summer Fairy Festival

By Merryspring on June 13, 2014, at 11 a.m.
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 crafts. Children’s crafts will …
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Seaweed harvest

Seaweed Botanicals

By Merryspring on June 13, 2014, at 10:53 a.m.
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 seaweed in cooking, gardening, …
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Eric Sideman

Garden Weed Identification and Organic Control Methods

By Merryspring on May 29, 2014, at 12:48 p.m.
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 all weeds are treated …
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Marine Corals in Maine

By Merryspring on April 23, 2014, at 3:11 p.m.
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 of species that thrive …
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Climbing in Camden

By Merryspring on April 11, 2014, at 12:27 p.m.
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 the cliffs. Rees will …
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Veazie Dam

Dam Removal for Habitat on the Penobscot

By Merryspring on April 04, 2014, at 12:18 p.m.
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 between federal, state, and …
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Barking Up the Right Tree

By Merryspring on March 19, 2014, at 9:59 a.m.
Saturday, March 29, 2014 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Road, Camden, ME For more information: 207-236-2239; merryspring.org 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 …
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Creating Seaweed Botanicals

By Merryspring on March 19, 2014, at 9:56 a.m.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Road, Camden, ME For more information: 207-236-2239; merryspring.org 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 …
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American Chestnut Restoration Workshop

By Merryspring on March 05, 2014, at 3:30 p.m.
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 develop blight-resistant American Chestnut …
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Grassland Birds

By Merryspring on March 05, 2014, at 3:27 p.m.
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 focus on bobolinks and …
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Sedges of Maine

By Merryspring on Feb. 28, 2014, at 12:41 p.m.
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 the audience to the …
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Gardening Off the Grid

By Merryspring on Feb. 12, 2014, at 4:07 p.m.
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 their lifestyle and began …
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East Asian Garden Tour

By Merryspring on Feb. 07, 2014, at 10:07 a.m.
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 form and function, and …
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A holiday birch bark tree crafted by the Merry Elves

2013 Holiday Bazaar at Merryspring

By Merryspring on Nov. 29, 2013, at 3:25 p.m.
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 is open to the …
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Tending the Perennial Garden in October

By Merryspring on Sept. 25, 2013, at 1:19 p.m.
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 gone to seed, but …
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Heiwa Tofu is made with Maine-grown organic soybeans.

Local Tofu and Sustainable Food

By Merryspring on Sept. 18, 2013, at 1:38 p.m.
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 Heiwa Tofu in Camden …
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Tending the Perennial Garden in September

By Merryspring on Aug. 29, 2013, at 11:20 a.m.
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 to seed. Wendy will …
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Ana Antaki with a sampling of foods preserved by lacto-fermentation

Preserve the Harvest with Lacto-Fermentation

By Merryspring on Aug. 15, 2013, at 9:01 a.m.
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 all year-round. Ana, together …
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Tending the Perennial Garden in Mid August

By Merryspring on Aug. 13, 2013, at 3:32 p.m.
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 are going to seed. …
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Woodchuck pup nibbling.  Photo by Eric Hynes

Discover a Woodchuck’s Social Life at Merryspring

By Merryspring on Aug. 08, 2013, at 2:06 p.m.
Wildlife biologist Chris Maher will lead a discussion on the social behavior of woodchucks in Maine at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, August 13 at 12:00 noon. While normally considered a solitary species, woodchucks do display many components of social behavior. Dr. Maher will discuss the effects of kinship, ecological …
 
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