Clare Cole will present a free wildflower identification slideshow at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., Tuesday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m.

Cole will discuss which wildflowers bloom in this area of Maine as the seasons progress from spring to summer, and key characteristics to help identify various species.

Cole is a Maine master naturalist whose capstone project was identifying the flowering plants at Bangor City Forest. She continued the project and has identified over 250 species of wildflowers and shrubs to date.

She also has a degree in forestry and enjoys hiking and backpacking with her husband and three grown sons.

Belfast Free Library and Friends of Sears Island are co-sponsoring this event. For more information about the Belfast Free Library, visit To learn more about Friends of Sears Island, visit

For program updates, visit or call 975-3878.