SEARSMONT — Georges River Land Trust will host a family-friendly event, “Animals’ Amazing Adaptations,” from 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Searsmont Town Library, 37 Main Street South. Featuring natural science educator with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Lisa Kane. In case of bad weather the event will be rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21 at the same place and time.
Maine wildlife have an amazing variety of physical characteristics that enable them to survive and do their jobs within their environment. Topics addressed will include Maine habitats; why moose and deer grow antlers; why birds have different shaped bills; why turtles have varied body shapes and appendages; how camouflage benefits those animals that exhibit it and more. We will compare and contrast entirely different ‘jobs’ some wildlife do while sharing the same habitats.
Adventure leader Lisa Kane has degrees in Animal Science and Education. Her program, which is targeted for kids, involves “memorable information in a fun and hands-on way using wildlife to increase their appreciation of Maine’s natural resources to hopefully stimulate their interest.”
This event is offered through a partnership with Georges River Land Trust and Searsmont Town Library, and is part of the Land Trust’s yearlong Walks and Talks series, programs about local resources that are open and free to the public.
Georges River Land Trust is committed to protecting the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region. For additional activities and more information, visit georgesriver.org or phone (207) 594-5166.