Maine's Favorite Birds

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Speakers: Jeffrey V. Wells & Allison Childs Wells

Maine's Favorite BirdsJoin us in the Longfellow Garden for a presentation by the authors of Maine's Favorite Birds (Tilbury House, 2012), who will share fascinating facts, fun stories, beautiful images, and more about some of Maine's best known and most loved feathered creatures. From lush forests and rocky coastlines to lakes, mountains, and rolling fields, spectacular natural beauty and diverse habitats make Maine a wonderful place for seeing and hearing some of North America's iconic birds. The talk will appeal to anyone who wants to know and better appreciate the birds they are most likely to see in their backyards, wild areas, parks, and nature preserves. A book sale and signing will follow the talk.

Jeffrey V. Wells and Allison Childs Wells are native Mainers and lifelong birders. After attending graduate programs at Cornell, both worked for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology; they returned to Maine in 2004. Independently and together, they have published widely in their field. Jeff is now senior scientist for the International Boreal Conservation Campaign and Allison is senior director of public affairs for the Natural Resources Council of Maine.