• Invasive Species Awareness Week is February 22 to 26, and to learn 10 very specific ways you can help slow the spread of invasive species in Maine, go to content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MEDACF/bulletins/2c21de9.
  • Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District’s 2021 Spring Plant Sale, visit knox-lincoln.org to download a catalog or to shop online; call 596-2040 or email julie@knox-lincoln.org to receive a catalog by USPS. This year, there will be curbside pickup of orders on Saturday, May 8, at Union Fairgrounds. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no public sale this year
  • Mid-Coast Audubon Offering Free Bird Feeding Stations to Schools and Libraries, applications are due by March 30. Details: midcoast.maineaudubon.com.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23:

  • “Seed Starting 101,” on Zoom at 9:30 a.m. Anne E. Perkins of Camden Garden Club will discuss how home gardeners can propagate plants from seeds and will demonstrate tips and techniques. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request the Zoom link.
  • “Rats and Other Vermin Control on the Farm” Webinar, from 1 to 3 p.m. It will include guidance for keeping rodents out of barns and grain storage areas, controlling racoons, foxes and weasels in hen houses and other livestock pens, and reducing predation of pastured animals. A $5 donation is optional. Registration is at extension.umaine.edu.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24:

  • Webinar on Edible Native Plants, at 6 p.m. UMaine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Extension offer home gardeners “Nibbling on Natives in Your Backyard and Beyond,” which identifies more than two dozen species of native edible wild plants suitable for adding to backyard landscapes and supporting native pollinators. Free; a $5 donation is optional. Register at extension.umaine.edu to attend or get a link to the recording.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25:

  • Class for Intermediate Beekeepers, with at least two years of experience, meets Thursdays, February 25 to March 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Focused on effectively managing a hobby apiary in Maine, topics include maximizing colony health, honey production and swarm prevention. The fee is $150 per person, with required books; $80 if required books are purchased elsewhere. Register on the Intermediate Beekeeping: Apiary Management webpage at extension.umaine.edu.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27:

  • Forestry Walk at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson, from noon to 2 p.m. Forestry experts will lead the walk and explain the Crop Tree Release projects at Hidden Valley and how they relate to forest health, wildlife and habitat, soil and water quality, trail layout, and low-impact harvest techniques. This is the second in a three-part series. The first walk looked at the Pre-crop Tree Release; this walk will address what goes on during the Crop Tree Release; and the final walk will look at what happens after crop tree release. Participants should meet at the Barn; everyone should bring a mask and be prepared to maintain physical distancing protocols. The rain date for the event is Sunday, February 28. Registration for the free walk is at midcoastconservancy.org. Contact Tim Libby with any questions at tim@midcoastconservancy.org.