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Join us for our Annual Meeting and “Bringing Nature Home” 2016

Monday, July 18
Doors open at 6 p.m. Program starts at 7 p.m.
Elijah Kellogg Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell

Photo Courtesy of Maine Audubon

Photo Courtesy of Maine Audubon

Join us for our annual meeting to learn about how your yard can provide critical habitat for insects, birds and a multitude of wildlife

Come bid in our first silent auction, featuring a weekend in a Harpswell rental cottage, a one night’s stay for two at Maine Huts and Trails, a lobster feast and much more.  The auction will be open for bidding starting July 1st online at https://hhltmaine.org/donate/2016-silent-auction/ and will continue on site at our annual meeting from 6-6:55 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Maine Audubon

Photo courtesy of Maine Audubon

Following an update on Land Trust activities and a brief business meeting, Eric Topper, Education Director for Maine Audubon, will talk about the large selection of beautiful native flowers, shrubs and trees we can incorporate into our yards to attract and support a multitude of birds, butterflies and other interesting native wildlife.

Like many places, the landscape of coastal Maine has changed dramatically. Today, gardens, yards, neighborhoods and towns are playing increasingly critical roles in supporting native food webs for birds, pollinators and other wildlife. With an overall focus on restoring biodiversity, Topper’s presentation will introduce what individuals and groups can do, including what plants to choose and how to manage and maintain our gardens for their full ecological function and benefit.  Our individual efforts to support wildlife can be both intimately rewarding and broadly beneficial.

Photo courtesy of Maine Audubon

Photo courtesy of Maine Audubon

All are welcome to attend this free event. Be prepared to come away inspired.

For more information, contact Julia McLeod at outreach@hhltmaine.org or 207-837-9613.