Naturalist Nights

Ages 12 and Up


Second Tuesday of each month
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm

  • April 13th – Spring Bloom Plant ID
  • May 11th – Migrating Song Birds
  • June 8th – Forest Bathing

Limited to 12 participants


$25, $12.50, free (pay what you can)

Locations Vary

Program Summary

Naturalist Nights are a great way to connect with other members of our community who share the love of the outdoors. Designed for teens and adults, these monthly events feature a specific topic. A White Pine Lead Educator will provide an overview of the topic, then provide an opportunity for group collaboration, study, research, hands-on exploration and more.

Program Objectives

  • Gain new naturalist knowledge
  • Grow confidence in tracking wildlife
  • Increase comfort using naturalist guide books and resources
  • Learn new ways to observe and question unknown specimens
  • Connect with other like-minded, environmentally-focused individuals

Spring Themes

  • April 13: Spring Bloom Plant ID –  Highland Farm York
  • May 11: Migrating Song Birds – Highland Farms York
  • June 8: Forest Bathing –  Highland Farms

April 13- Spring Bloom Plant ID: Spring is in the air! Join us for a night of searching the forest for signs of new plant growth! It is a wonderful time to see what flowers and other herbaceous plants are growing in the beginning of spring. This is a wonderful time to find low lying forest plants that grow before the trees grow their leaves (spring ephemerals), and won’t be around for long! Location: Highland Farm, York

May 11- Migrating Songbirds: As we head into late spring there are many bird species that are making their way north to Maine and beyond. It is the time to get out there and see what beautiful bird species are passing our way! Warblers, thrushes, and orioles could be out on full display! Come learn how to recognize these beautiful bird plumage’s as well as their songs, and habits. Location: Highland Farm, York

June 8- Forest Bathing: Come join White Pine for an opportunity to connect with nature and tune into your body. We will be going over how we can take care of ourselves and center ourselves while out in the elements. We will be learning breathing techniques and guided meditation. Location: Highland Farm.

Program Details

We will meet outside on the second Tuesday of each month and topics will vary with seasonality. For capacity reasons, we do require per-registration, we have Twelve spaces available. The cost of this program is $25 per session, but we have discounts available. As a small non-profit navigating the uncertainty of a COVID-19 world, our financial stability is critical to get through the global pandemic. However, we know that not everyone is experiencing the hardships of COVID equally and will not turn anyone away. When registering, you will see discounts available.

All programs this winter will follow White Pine’s COVID-19 protocols, which can be found at