Tinker to talk about animals in Rangeley

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Matt Tinker will be presenting “Large woodland animals in our forests” at 2 p.m. Aug. 5 as part of the Sunday Nature Program at the Orgonon Property on the Dodge Pond Road in Rangeley.

Tinker is originally from Cornish, N.H. He attended Unity College with a double major, graduating with degrees in wildlife biology and another in parks management.

Tinker is a registered Maine guide whose business is guiding canoe trips, hiking trips and moose watching expeditions. He presently lives in Coplin Plantation. Tinker presented a program for Orgonon last summer on the subject of “Small woodland animals.”

This should be an educational as well as entertaining afternoon with Tinker. The group may take a short, easy walk on the trails at Orgonon, so wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. A good idea would be to carry water and insect repellent as well, since the group meets in an outdoor classroom, located at the top of the hill, left of the parking lot at the Observatory.

A notepad and pencil are recommended to jot down all the facts you will learn from this most informative presenter.

The Natural Science Programs offer workshops each Sunday in July and August at no charge. The workshops are funded by The Wing-Benjamin Trust and individual donors.

The Observatory is open Wednesday through Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. in July and August, and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. in September.

Adult admission is $6, with children under 12 free of charge.

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