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  • Garden club youth award winners 

    Garden club youth award winners 

    BAR HARBOR – The Bar Harbor Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine, has announced the 2019-2020 State of Maine, New England Regional and National Youth Award winners.  Finn S. Monahan, a first grader at Trenton Elementary School, received state first place and a national Certificate of Appreciation in the National Garden Clubs’ Youth Poetry Contest. His poem entitled “Garden Rabbit” was included in “Down the Garden Path:

  • Manley, Peronto to talk about biodiversity

    Manley, Peronto to talk about biodiversity

    BAR HARBOR — Horticulturists Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto will launch their book “The Life in Your Garden: Gardening for Biodiversity” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. Manley and Peronto will talk about how to create gardens that help stem the tide of species extinctions among insects, birds, amphibians

  • Banning to talk about shade gardens

    BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at Birch Bay Village on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. Cassie Banning, manager of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden and McAlpin Farm, will talk about shade gardening. Banning has a degree in horticulture from Cornell University and the New York Botanical

  • Naturalist to talk about Rangeley

    Naturalist to talk about Rangeley

    BAR HARBOR — Author, writer, naturalist and fly fisher Bob Romano will make a presentation about the Rangeley Lakes region of western Maine at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. Nicknamed “The Land of Fishing Legends,” the region is known for its native brook trout and wild landlocked salmon. Romano

  • ‘Wild Gardens’ authors to speak

    ‘Wild Gardens’ authors to speak

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Anne Kozak and Susan Leiter, authors of “The Wild Gardens of Acadia,” will speak about their book at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 6:30 p.m. Founded in 1961 at Sieur de Monts Spring in Acadia National Park, the Wild Gardens of Acadia display, preserve, propagate and label

  • Invaders are topic

    Invaders are topic

    BAR HARBOR — Naturalist, educator, arborist and park ranger David Donovan will speak about local invasive species at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. His talk, “Invasive Pests among Us,” will discuss some of the nonnative flora and fauna that have come to make their homes on Mount Desert Island

  • Rare bird talk is set

    MOUNT DESERT — Rich MacDonald will give a talk on the rare birds of Mount Desert Island at Somes-Meynell Wildlife Sanctuary at 57 Pretty Marsh Road on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. For more information, call Billy Helprin at 460-9390.

  • Monarchs at library

    Monarchs at library

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — An exhibit featuring monarch butterflies will be in the display case at the Southwest Harbor Public Library during the month of September. This display is an eclectic collection of items honoring one person’s years of passion for monarch butterflies. For decades, Shirley Schmitke raised and released monarch butterflies, both in Florida and

  • Story of seeds to be told

    Story of seeds to be told

    BAR HARBOR — The award-winning documentary “Seed: The Untold Story” will be shown at the Reel Pizza Cinerama on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18. According to National Geographic, a staggering 94 percent of vegetable seeds have disappeared in the last century. As renowned naturalist and author Gary Paul Nabhan put it, “Many of our seeds

  • Carnivorous plant expert to speak

    Carnivorous plant expert to speak

    BAR HARBOR — John Mark Courtney of Aquascapes Unlimited in Pipersville, Pa., will give a talk about carnivorous plants at Garland Farm on Friday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. The Beatrix Farrand Society is sponsoring this event. Courtney is a grower who specializes in wetland, bog and carnivorous plants. These include pitcher plants, sundew and

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