Talk: Making Room for Grassland Birds

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93 Main Coffee Shop, 93 Main St., Unity. Sebasticook Regional Land Trust Speaker Series. In recent decades, grassland birds, including Bobolinks, Eastern Meadowlarks, and Sparrow species, have shown the steepest population decline of any group of birds in the Northeast, making them a conservation priority. Speaker Laura Suomi-Lecker is technical director at Somerset County Soil and Water Conservation District, where she is the manager of the Ag Allies grassland bird program. She is also the education and outreach coordinator with Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. The presentation will discuss common grassland birds in Maine and what we as landowners and citizens can do to help with conservation of these birds.

All are welcome. Admission is free; a $5 donation appreciated. Light refreshments. In event of inclement weather or FMI, call 948-3766 or visit