Upcoming Events

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Nature Walks
Open to adults and children
No charge
To register – contact amyearthwalkers@gmail.com
Join us as marsh 300x225 - Upcoming Eventswe explore the diversity of plants, wildlife and habitats at various natural sites in Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough.

  • Great Pond, Cape Elizabeth. Saturday, June 1, 2019 (8:30 – 10:00AM)  Park and meet on Fenway Road in Cape Elizabeth — do not park in the cal-de-sac.
  • Pleasant Hill Preserve, 256-280 Pleasant Hill Road, Scarborough. Tuesday, June 11, 2019 (5:30 – 6:30PM)


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Tuesday, July 9, 2019 (rain date Wednesday, July 10th)
6:00 – 7:30PM

Children’s Garden, Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth
Online registration.

Do you love plants (especially native plants and plants for pollinators)?  Do you like to take pictures of plants but just can’t seem to get the perfect shot (i.e. the white balance is off, the image is blurry, the color is all wrong)?  Join horticulturist Amy Melissa Witt and professional photographer Michael Leonard for an evening in the Children’s Garden at Fort Williams.  Amy will introduce you to the plants in the garden and Michael will show you how to make your best shots using a phone or camera.  Bring your enthusiasm for learning about plants and your phone or camera to take pictures.


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Landscape for Life
5-week class — Wednesday evenings October 2 through October 30, 2019
5:30 – 7:30PM
Southern Maine Community College, South Portland Campus
$110/person (includes Doug Tallamy’s book Bringing Nature Home)
Registration available soon

Landscape for Life is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative™,  an interdisciplinary effort led by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and the United States Botanic Garden.

Every home landscape has the potential to help clean air and water, reduce flooding, and combat climate change. Yet conventional gardening practices too often work against nature, damaging the environment’s ability to provide these natural benefits.  Join us to learn how to attract beneficial insects and birds, eliminate water problems, build healthy soil, reduce maintenance time in your garden, and save money.


Gardening if for the Birds and Other Wildlife Too!
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Thursday, October 17, 2019
Hillcrest Recreation Center, 108 Hillcrest Avenue, Scarborough

Gardens bring delight to gardeners, visitors, and people passing by.  They can also provide important habitat for birds, bees, butterflies and other animals that bring your landscape to life with activity.  Discover ways to attract beneficial wildlife to your garden using ecologically friendly gardening practices.