SATURDAY

Tree Identification, 10 a.m. in Bath

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust will host a workshop on identifying trees in winter at the Lilly Pond Community Forest in Bath. Stewardship coordinator Cheri Brunault will share how to identify a variety of tree species that grow in Lilly Pond Community Forest using twigs, branch structure and bark. This preserve in south Bath protects a variety of wooded habitats, including upland forests, rocky woodlands and wetland forests. There is no cost, and all are welcome. Registration is required by Friday. Call 442-8400 or write [email protected]

SATURDAY

Women in Skiing, 4:30 p.m. in Carrabassett Valley

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Ski Museum of Maine and the Carrabassett Valley Public Library will present a program about women in Maine skiing from 1870 to the present. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Leigh Breidenbach, a Ski Museum director, will give a PowerPoint presentation on the subject of women in Maine skiing. The talk includes historic photos ranging from recreational skiers to competitive champions. It will be followed by a panel discussion conducted by the museum’s executive director, Theresa Shanahan, and including leaders in skiing today.

UPCOMING

Purple Martin Work, 7 p.m. March 21, Wells

Purple martins are known as harbingers of spring, arriving in Maine in mid-April. But their numbers have been dramatically reduced because European starlings and house sparrows have successfully competed with them for nesting cavities. Throughout the eastern United States, numerous people have been working to support and strengthen their nesting colonies. This program at the Mather Auditorium at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm will reveal work done in New Hampshire and Maine to support these birds. Hosted by York County Audubon, the program is free and open to the public.

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