Wildlife Habitat Tour

Montville | Sat, Aug 14 | All Ages

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Time: Sat, Aug 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Montville

Description:

As a youngster John Twomey spent countless hours observing and interacting with wildlife around his rather isolated childhood home.  In the process he acquired a deep love of nature, a love that has persisted throughout his life.  This love led him to acquire a farm in Montville and to work steadily, since 1978, on creating, improving and maintaining wildlife habitat throughout the property.

The August workshop will include the observation and discussion of various wildlife habitat initiatives and the wildlife beneficiaries of such efforts.  The group will look principally at work completed in fields and brushy areas.  A significant focal point of the day will be the topic of meeting the habitat needs of native pollinators.  If time permits, the discussion will extend to the management of apple trees, oak trees and ponds for the benefit of wildlife.

John spent 37 years as a professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.  He and his partner Leigh Norcott, a former elementary school teacher, retired in 2009 and have lived on the farm in Montville full time since then.  They are both avid naturalists.

This event will take place at: 248 Howard Rd. – Montville, Maine.

Limit: 20 participants.

No dogs, please.

To learn more about John and Leigh’s efforts on behalf of wildlife and wild places, click on the following links:

http://sisyphuslitmag.org/2017/06/a-mindful-friend/

  South Coast Today

  Bangor Daily News

  http://mainepublic.org/post/retiring-farm

  https://johnhtwomey.wordpress.com/