TOPSHAM — Cathance River Education Alliance and the Topsham Library will host the next program in their monthly Community Nature Programs Series from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25. The program will cover “Maine Gliders: Making Friends with Flying Squirrels.”

Featured will be meteorologist Mark Bloomer, from Fort Fairfield.

On a beautiful snowy evening, Bloomer caught sight of Northern Flying Squirrels gliding from tree to tree near his cabin. Since then, he’s built an elaborate feeder on his porch, allowing him and others to observe elusive flying squirrels like never before.

“Mark’s squirrels” have since been featured in Sir David Attenborough’s BBC series The Life of Mammals, Downeast Magazine and Brown University students’ biological research.

The public is invited.

CREA’s Community Nature Programs are free, family friendly and held the last Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road.


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