Great horned owl Courtesy photo by Anne Berleant

The public is invited to “Predators: The Balance of Nature,” a free online webinar presented by the Chewonki Foundation, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, hosted by Western Maine Audubon.

Scary, disgusting, wicked, vicious — nature’s predators have a rough reputation. This presentation explores the many commonly held myths about predators and then works to dispel those myths. Highlighting the remarkable adaptations that help predators find and consume their prey, the presentation will engage participants with a vivid slideshow and lively discussion. Chewonki’s presenter will use the lens of food webs and natural cycles to explore problems faced by predators in our world, including examples of their decline throughout history due to habitat loss and human interference. A discussion of current events will emphasize the importance of predators in maintaining the world’s ecological balance.

This presentation is free to the general public. To register, please sign on to the Western Maine Audubon webpage at, and click on the register button which will bring you to the Maine Audubon registration page for this event. After registering you will receive a confirmation by email and the necessary link to the talk.

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