NORWAY – “Backyard Bird Feeders” will be the topic of a slide presentation at 7 p.m. Monday, March 13, at the Norway Memorial Library. It is the second in the One Book One Community series of Monday programs on the wonders of nature relating to the book “Suburban Safari” by Hannah Holmes.

Derek Lovitch of the Yarmouth Wild Bird Center will provide information on creating a successful bird feeding garden. He will discuss what food and which feeders, how to deal with pests and how to create a welcoming habitat for birds.

The third program will be on “Native Maine Orchids” at the McLaughlin Garden at 7 p.m. Monday, March 20. Michael Hicks of Bethel, an avid local orchid researcher, will give the slide presentation.

His talk will include a general introduction to the orchid family and what makes them special and information on where and when to find some of the 36 orchid species in Oxford County.

The One Book One Community programs have been designed to focus on specific aspects of the wonders of nature. The programs are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 743-5309 or the McLaughlin Garden at 743-8820.

The library will also present a program for school-aged children called “Fun with Animal Tracks,” at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the multi-purpose room.

Jim Chandler, director of the Auburn Land Lab, will lead the children in a variety of activities about animal tracks. Chandler, who lives in Bryant Pond, has been an environmental educator for more than 30 years.

Registration is limited. Participants may sign up by visiting the library or calling 743-5308 by Friday, March 24.


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