TUESDAY, APRIL 13:

  • “Coyotes: America’s Song Dog,” online at noon. Merryspring Nature Center of Camden hosts Geri Vistein, who describes Canis latrans in a way people may not have heard. The conservation biologist will also reflect on how life on earth is deeply interrelated and complex and share thoughts on human belief systems, European worldviews and wildlife science as they apply to the resilient carnivore. For a link to the free program in Merryspring’s Online Spring Talk series, email info@merryspring.org.
  • “A True Hero: History of a Maine-Built Research Vessel,” online at 6 p.m. Join maritime historian Charles H. Lagerbom for a slideshow about the rugged wooden boat built at Harvey Gamage Shipyard of South Bristol in 1968 for the National Science Foundation. See photos of the ship that advanced scientific studies in Antarctic and Cape Horn waters in the 1970s and early 1980s. The program is part of the library’s Maritime Month series. To request the Zoom link, email jpierce@librarycamden.org.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14:

  • “An Evening with the Museum of Bad Art,” at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Seven local libraries host the evening of artworks “too bad to be ignored.” Since 1993, the museum’s curators have collected art from thrift stores, yard sales, sidewalk trash, and even the artists who create it. Host Michael Frank will present “Dopplehangers,” a look at bad paintings that, accidentally or by design, resemble famous people. To attend, email debra@voselibrary.org before 3 p.m.
  • “The Native Fish Coalition: Protecting, Preserving & Restoring Native Fish,” at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Friends of Merrymeeting Bay hosts Emily Bastian and Bob Mallard of the Native Fish Coalition. Learn about the conservation organization’s stance on fishing. FOMB’s Speaker Series presentations are free and open to everyone. Go to fomb.org to see speaker biographies, event schedules, video recordings of past presentations, and to sign up for this talk.

THURSDAY, APRIL 15:

  • “Birds of Maine,” at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and Bowdoinham Public Library host Barbara Vickery and Jeff Wells for a discussion of the late Peter Vickery’s “Birds of Maine,” a detailed account of Maine’s birds written by Vickery and a team of coauthors and editors. It’s the first comprehensive overview of Maine’s rich birdlife in 70 years. Register at kennebecestuary.org or call 442-8400.
  • “Running Silver: What It Takes to Restore River Health,” at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Belfast Free Library and Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition cohost Landis Hudson of Maine Rivers, a statewide group with a mission to protect, restore and enhance the ecological health of Maine’s river systems. She will talk about the relationship between rivers and the Gulf of Maine and discuss how dam removals are shaping the future of river restoration efforts in Maine. Register at belfastlibrary.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 20:

  • “Saving Maine’s Seagrass Meadows,” at noon via Zoom. Merryspring Nature Center of Camden hosts marine ecologist Katie DuBois, who points out how Maine’s 35,000 acres of seagrass have been disappearing for the last several decades. Learn why seagrasses are important, what is causing the decline of Maine seagrasses, and possible ways to restore this valuable ecosystem. This program is part of Merryspring’s free Online Spring Talk series. Request a meeting link by emailing info@merryspring.org.
  • “Monarchs, Milkweed and Migration,” at noon via Zoom. Belfast Garden Club hosts Maine Master Naturalist Cyrene Slegona for a look at monarch butterflies, their life cycle and harrowing migration and the role native Maine milkweeds play in their survival. She has visited monarch overwintering sites in Mexico and continues to rear, release, and tag monarchs every summer. Register in advance for the free program at BelfastGardenClub.org.
  • Stories of Schooner J&E Riggin, via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Rockland’s Sail, Power, and Steam Museum continues its speakers series, Captains’ Quarters, with a look at the National Historic Landmark, built in Dorchester, New Jersey, in 1927 for Charles Riggin’s dredging oyster schooner fleet and named after his sons, Jacob and Edward. The family sold the ship in the 1940s when fishing regulations changed. Museum cofounder Jim Sharp will be joined by captains Justin Schaffer, Jocelyn Schmidt, John Finger, and Dave Allen for a show-and-tell of the ship. Get the link at SailPowerSteamMuseum.org.

COMING UP:

  • “Trashion Show” for Clean Water, Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, at 2 p.m. Join the the Aveda Institute via Facebook Live to watch its annual show where students and staff show off fanciful outfits made from recycled items. With an intro from Beth Comeau of the Natural Resources Council of Maine. To watch on Facebook Live visit Aveda Institute Maine’s Facebook page. Donations support nonprofit NRCM’s work protecting Maine’s waters.
  • “Maynard Bray’s Photography: An Aficionado’s Look at Waterfronts and Watercraft,” Thursday, April 22, 6 p.m. via Zoom. Camden Public Library and Penobscot Marine Museum of Searsport welcome the museum’s digital collections curator, Matt Wheeler, for a slideshow featuring outstanding maritime photography from the museum’s Maynard Bray Collection. Wheeler will discuss Bray’s background and examine the range of subjects in his work. For the Zoom link, email jpierce@librarycamden.org.
  • Talk by Archaeologist Harbour Mitchell III, Thursday, April 22, 7 p.m. at VFW Post on Mill Street in Waldoboro. Waldoborough Historical Society hosts Mitchell, who will speak on the steps he and his team took to conduct a dig at the last home of Phillip Martin Ulmer in the Lincolnville area. Ulmer, who was born in Waldoboro, rose through the ranks in Col. Samuel McCobb’s local regiment and served from his early days, at Valley Forge, until his retirement. Free. Masks and distancing are suggested. For more information: Jean Lawrence, 832-4421, or Bill Maxwell, 790-1307.