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Winter Lecture Series part 3- “Maine Big Night: From a Salamander to a Statewide Movement”

March 20 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Lecture #3 introduces us to Greg LeClair, founder and organizer of Maine Big Night. Greg, is a Ph.D student at UMO, a 2022 Brookie Award recipient, and a 2023 recipient of the NWF’s National Conservation Young Leader Award. His presentation “Maine Big Night: From a Salamander to a Statewide Movement” describes his work in amphibian migration monitoring as a community science project. Maine Big Night focuses on helping frogs and salamanders complete their annual spring migrations safely while collecting vital data. Follow the project from its humble beginnings to now, including the ecology of big nights and the surprising results found along the way.

The hybrid lecture welcomes the public in person upstairs in the historic McLaughlin Homestead at 97 Main Street (Route 26), South Paris. Anyone who is unable to attend in person can still enjoy the lecture online. To the zoom link, contact  Enjoy tea and baked goods at 3:30pm followed by the lecture at 4:00pm. The tea and program are free and open to the public but donations are requested in support of the McLaughlin Garden. Each speaker is donating their lecture to show their support for the work being done at McLaughlin Garden. In case of inclement weather, please call the garden at 743-8820 or check the Garden’s Facebook page for a cancellation.


March 20
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


McLaughlin Garden
97 Main Street
Paris, ME 04281 United States