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Bobolinks & Pollinators Walk and Talk

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Grab your binoculars and come take a walk through Pumpkin Vine Family Farm’s beautiful bobolink habitat.  Join the Pumpkin Vine family, Ag Allies grassland bird program, and Midcoast Conservancy for a free Grassland Walk on Sunday June 26th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Pumpkin Vine’s fields in Somerville.

Bobolink black and white bird on a fence post with vibrant blue sky behind.

The workshop will cover practices for improving and managing grasslands for bird habitat, forage production and even pollinators!   If you are interested in revitalizing an old field to improve grassland habitat, this workshop is the place to get advice on starting that process. We will also discuss the life history of our steeply declining grassland bird species and conservation practices that can be implemented to help them. The most exciting part is that the timing of this workshop will allow participants to view grassland bird nesting behaviors and the first flights of fledgling bobolinks and Savannah sparrows.

Did you know that Maine has more than 250 species of native bees?! Join Livia Raulinaitis, Maine Pollinator Biologist for The Xerces Society and Natural Resource Conservation Service, to learn more about bees, butterflies, and other pollinating insects. In this walking tour, Livia will teach you helpful pollinator identification skills, and also discuss property management to benefit pollinators in a variety of settings. Whether you’re an avid butterfly gardener or total insect novice, there will be something for participants at all age and skill levels. 

To register please go click on the “Register” button below. If you have questions, please email Pumpkin Vine Family Farm at info@pumpkinvinefamilyfarm.com or call Kelly at (207) 549-3096. 

 

Since 2016, Ag Allies, hosted by Somerset County SWCD, has worked with land trusts and landowners statewide to increase the nesting success of grassland birds using incentive payments, technical assistance, and education. The program empowers landowners to make sustainable, bird-friendly management changes on their land and improve the chance for nesting success of grassland birds in Maine. 

Pumpkin Vine Family Farm is a working goat dairy and farm education center located on the historic Hewett homestead at 217 Hewett Rd in Somerville, ME. Our mission is to protect, respect and nuture the human and natural communities we live in, through conservation, education, and sustainable production. We open the farm to the public from 11-3 on Sundays from May – December for visiting, hiking, and shopping at our farmers market, as well as monthly educational events. 

Details

Date:
June 26
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Venue

Pumpkin Vine Family Farm
217 Hewett Rd.
Somerville, Maine 04348

Organizer

Pumpkin Vine Family Farm
Attendance: 27 / ∞

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