Family-friendly animal talk Feb. 19

Feb 11, 2019
Children at a summer animal adaptations presentation by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Searsmont — Georges River Land Trust will host a family-friendly event about Animals’ Amazing Adaptations on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Searsmont Town Library, 37 Main St. South, featuring Lisa Kane, natural science educator with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

In case of bad weather, the event will be rescheduled two days later on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the same place and time.

Maine wildlife have an amazing variety of physical characteristics that enable them to survive and do their jobs within their environment. Topics addressed will include Maine habitats, why moose and deer grow antlers, why birds have different shaped bills, why turtles have varied body shapes and appendages, how camouflage benefits those animals that exhibit it, and more. Kane will compare and contrast entirely different "jobs" some wildlife do while sharing the same habitats.

Adventure leader Kane has degrees in animal science and dducation. Her program, which is targeted for kids, involves “memorable information in a fun and hands-on way using wildlife to increase their appreciation of Maine’s natural resources to hopefully stimulate their interest.”

This event is offered through a partnership with Georges River Land Trust and Searsmont Town Library, and is part of the Land Trust’s yearlong Walks and Talks series, programs about local resources that are open and free to the public.

Georges River Land Trust is committed to protecting the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region. For additional activities and more information, visit or phone 594-5166.




Lisa Kane, natural science educator with Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, talks about animal adaptations at Searsmont Town Library Feb. 19.
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