17th Annual

2019 Lyceum Lecture Series

Maine Insects: ecology & Conservation


Maine Aquatic Insects: Ecology, Habitats, & Conservation

Thursday, March 14, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Hamish Grieg, University of Maine, Assistant Professor of Stream Ecology


Terrestrial Insects: Conservation, Ecology, & Threats

Thursday, March 21, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. 

Charlene Donahue, Maine Forest Service Entomologist, Retired


 Interactions Among Plants & Insects- The Complex Web They Weave

Thursday, March 28, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. 

Roger Rittmaster, Maine Master Naturalist

KLT's annual Lyceum is supported by Lincoln and Gloria Ladd and Sponsored by:

Maine Entomological Society


All talks are free and open to the public. They will take place at the Ladd Recreation Center, Gott Road, Wayne, Maine

Field Programs:

Life along a Maine Stream, Reynolds Forest, Sidney

Thursday, May 9, 5:00 p.m.

David Courtemanch and Tom Danielson, biologists, will lead a walk to explore aquatic insects. Streams provide an important microhabitat in the landscape. Our trip along Goff Brook will focus on life in and around the water. Bring binoculars and boots.


Maine Entomological Society Field Day, Hutchinson Pond, Manchester

Saturday, June 1, 10:00 a.m.

Join MES to explore the world of insects. Newcomers and more experienced entomologists alike are invited to come and learn about insect identification in this ecologically diverse conservation area.

Past Lyceum Programs

2018 Lyceum: Maine Amphibians & Reptiles, sponsored by Colby College Biology Department, 2018 Lyceum Program Brochure.

2017 Lyceum:  Maine Birds from Katahdin to Merrymeeting Bay..and Everywhere Else in Between, sponsored by the Augusta Birding Club,  2017 Lyceum Program Brochure


2016 Lyceum: Maine's Streams and RIvers and their Ecology, sponsored by the Nature Conservancy 2016 Lyceum Program Brochure  

Video by Norm Rodrigue © 2015





2015: The History, Geology, and Ecology of Howard Hill, 2015 Lyceum Brochure

2014: The Breeding and Foraging Habitats of Some Maine Migrants, 2014 Lyceum Brochure

2013: Maine Mammals and their Habitats, sponsored by Stantec and supported by Robert, Lincoln and Gloria Ladd 

2013 Lyceum Brochure


2012: Aquatic Biodiversity, sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and supported by Robert, Lincoln and Gloria Ladd

2012 Lyceum Brochure


2011: New England Nature Writers on the Land, sponsored by Colby College

2011 Lyceum Brochure


2010: People and the Land: Natural Resources, Natural Features, and Culture; sponsored by the Maine Geological Survey and the Geological Society of Maine

2010 Lyceum Brochure


Master Logger and District Forester,  (Photo: Maine Forest Service)

2009: Forest Stewardship in Maine, New England, and the World: Conserving forestland for the next generation, sponsored by the Maine Forest Service

2009 Lyceum Brochure


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2008: Conservation in Maine: Learning from the Past, a View over the Next Ridge, sponsored by the Maine Community Foundation

2008 Lyceum Brochure


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2007: Wetlands Ecology & Conservation, sponsored by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

2007 Lyceum Brochure


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2006: Beyond the Boulders: Understanding the Geology and Stone Walls of Kennebec Land Trust Conservation Lands, sponsored by the Vaughan Homestead Foundation, Hallowell, ME

2006 Lyceum Brochure


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2005: Landscape Painting and Conservation, sponsored by the Kennebev Valley Art Association (KVAA)

2005 Lyceum Brochure

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2004: Lessons  in Ecology, Botany and History, sponsored by the Wayne Area Garden Club and the Ladd Recreation Center

2004 Lyceum Brochure

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2003: Birds in our Communities, Lessons in Ecology, Ornithology and History, sponsored by a grant from the Helen and George Ladd Charitable Corporation

2003 Lyceum Brochure