Buggin’ Out at Merrymeeting Fields

P1000538KELT and the Maine Entomological Society team up to discover the bugs and plants of Merrymeeting Fields Preserve

When: Saturday, June 11 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

WhereMerrymeeting Fields Preserve in Woolwich

Free and open to all ages.

Get familiar with what spineless creatures make their home in the preserve– insects, spiders, and more! Also discover what plants these invertebrate species rely on in this mixture of field and woodland habitat.

Merrymeeting Fields Preserve boasts mixed woodlands along with two former farm fields maintained by KELT for nesting birds, small mammals, and a plethora of insects. Participants will join local naturalists in small groups to explore the forest and flowering fields to learn more about local plants and insect species.

There will be time to gather together for questions and to share any interesting discoveries. Bring along favorite insect and plant ID guides, bug barns or clear plastic containers, nets, magnifying lenses and cameras. There is a optional afternoon exploration session after 12:00pm. If staying for this optional session, please bring a bag lunch and beverage.

P1000243The program is a rain or shine event.

Register by June 10 to Becky at 207-442-8400 or bkolak@kennebecestuary.org.

Directions: Merrymeeting Fields Preserve is located on Chopps Point Road in Woolwich, approximately 0.9 miles from the intersection of Chopps Point Road and Route 128.

This program was generously sponsored by

MMBT Heron and Wording