Naturalist Nights

For:
Adults & Mature Teens wanting connection

Time:

Tuesday Evenings 6:00pm-8: 30pm

Spring Series:
Wildlife Tracking – 3/10/20
Spring Ephemeral’s – 4/7/20
Backyard Birding – 5/12/20
Vernal Pools – 6/9/20


Details:

Potluck & Dress for the Weather

 

Full Year & Seasonal Registrations Open August 1st, 2020


Fee:

Cost: Suggested donation $10


Location:
Start at White Pine Office -170 Cider Hill Rd York, ME

Spring Series:

Wildlife Tracking

Date: Tuesday March 10th

Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Location: Start at White Pine Programs Office, 170 Cider Hill Road York (Potluck). Zach’s Farm, 7 Colby Turner Road, York, Maine(Tracking).

Registration: Preregistration is suggested. Drop in attendance welcome.

Description: Join White Pine Program instructors for an evening of winter wildlife tracking at Zach’s Farm in York, Maine. We’ll check out some interesting track casts and natural history items, before heading out into the field to see what tracking mysteries we can unravel.

 


Spring Ephemeral’s

Date: Tuesday April 7th

Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Location: Start at White Pine Programs Office, 170 Cider Hill Road York (Potluck). Boulter Pond, York, Maine (Field Work).

Registration: Preregistration is suggested. Drop in attendance welcome.

Description: Join White Pine Program instructors for an evening learning about the life and beauty of spring ephemeral’s. These quick blooming plants pop up when the weather is just right in the spring, often showcasing unique qualities before returning to dormancy after a few weeks.

 


Backyard Birding

Date: Tuesday May 12th

Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Location: White Pine Programs Office, 170 Cider Hill Road, York, Maine.

Registration: Preregistration is suggested. Drop in attendance welcome.

Description: Join White Pine Program instructors for an evening learning the basics when it comes to identifying and understanding birds you encounter at home. We’ll talk about common and rare visitors, learn about tools such as binoculars and field guides, and talk about how bird feeders can attract visitors all throughout the year.

 


Vernal Pools **DUE TO COVID-19, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED**

Date: Tuesday June 9th

Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Location: Start at White Pine Program Office, 170 Cider Hill Road York, Maine (potluck). Highland Farm Preserve, 321 Cider Hill Road, York, Maine (Field Work)

Registration: Preregistration is suggested. Drop in attendance welcome.

Description: Join White Pine Program instructors for an evening learning and exploring about the biodiversity and importance of vernal pools. Vernal pools are critical breeding grounds for a variety of amphibians, invertebrates such as fairy shrimp, and endangered or threatened turtles, such as the Spotted turtle and Blandings turtle.  They are also important foraging areas for a variety of animal species. We’ll investigate a few significant vernal pools up close to get a better idea of how unique and special they are this time of year.