Monthly Speaker Series

  • The programs are open to the public. A $5.00 donation is suggested. They take place on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at 93 Main Coffee Shop, 93 Main St., Unity. For more information, please contact or 948-3766.

Wednesday, December 13.

“Unity’s Birds – Enjoy Them Year-Round.”

Do you notice which birds visit your central Maine yard or woodlot? Have you observed that the birds you see change in numbers and species throughout the year? Our local bird guide, Tom Aversa, will lead us in an evening of fun and exploration, teaching us about which birds call Central Maine home.  He coordinates the Unity Christmas Bird Count, which takes place soon after his talk, so he will spend some time sharing what to watch for locally in the coming winter months.

Tom enjoys birds obsessively year-round in the Unity area while sometimes teaching wildlife courses at Unity College. He has studied our avian friends for 50 years and has penned several books on birds of the Pacific Northwest.

January 10 –  Have You Ever Wanted To Build A Boat? more info coming

Wednesday, February 7

Diadromous fish of the Kennebec River Basin:  A look into the past, present and future of these species in central Maine.
This talk will explore the history of Diadromous fish in the Kennebec River basin in central Maine.  An emphasis will be placed on fisheries restoration work.

Nate Gray, veteran fisheries specialist at the Department of Marine Resources. His specialties are stock enhancement, alewife, and shad.  Nate is well known to SRLT as a founding member of the Alewife Restoration Initiative  and as the wise guru of all things alewife.

March – History on Sandy and Twenty Five mile Streams

April -Bats

May- restoring and understanding native plant communities

June – Maine amphibian project