Bearnstow Natural History Week 2016


  • Camp Bearnstow Bearnstow Road Mount Vernon, ME, 04352 United States

Lecture Presentations and Nature Walks by Visiting Naturalists

June 20-24, 2016

Admission is free, but contributions from daytime guests for the nature walks and presentations are greatly appreciated. Please reserve for any event by calling 293-2280 after June 15. Lunch is also available ($10) during the full-day programs. Bearnstow is located at 84 Bearnstow Road in Mount Vernon. See www.bearnstow.org/contact.htm for directions to Bearnstow. 

Reptile Ecology Along the East Coast, USA with Peter Warny, Wildlife Ecologist and Herpetologist, New York. Monday, June 20, 10:30 a.m. program, 1:30 p.m. Woods Walk with Pete Warny

Forests as Dynamic Ecological Systems with Justin Waskiewicz, Lecturer Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont. Tuesday, June 21, 10:30 a.m. program, 1:30 p.m. “Tree Behavior and Strategy, Forest Structure and Interactions” 

Climate Change in New England: A Long-term Perspective from Lakes with Dan Miller, Ph.D. candidate and graduate fellow, Northeast Climate Science Center, University of Massachusetts–Amherst. Wednesday, June 22, 10:30 a.m. program, 1:30 p.m. “Recognizing Local Geologic Features in the Lake Environment” Woods and Shore Walk with Dan Miller

Pollination, Food Production, and Honeybee Health  with Eric Jones, Assistant Professor of Botany, University of Maine at Machias. Thursday, June 23, 10:30 a.m. program, 1:30 p.m. Woods Walk with Eric Jones

"Maine Woods: Finding the Right Balance” and “Tree identification, Reading the Landscape, Forests, and Forestry” with Kevin Doran, Natural Science Educator, Maine Forest Service. Friday, June 24, 10:30 a.m.