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Friday, March 7, 2014

Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge sponsors free programs

In a release, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announce two, free upcoming programs.

The first is "TICKED OFF! - Invasive Plants and Lyme Disease - A Surprising Connection"

On Thursday March 27th at 6:30 join
Dr. Scott Williams of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station will talk about "the invasive plant Japanese Barberry and its strong connections to ticks, deer and the spread of Lyme Disease," at 6:30 p.m. March 27  at the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge - 733 Old Clinton Road, Westbrook.
(Exit 64 off I-95.)
At the program, learn "how to identify this nuisance plant that has invaded the backyards and backwoods of our state and see what can be done to control it," the release said.


 Then come the program, " Invite Birds and Butterflies to Your Yard." at 6 p.m.
April 10, as  Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge staff "lead a how-to presentation on attracting songbirds, hummingbirds, butterflies and other interesting creatures to your back yard."
Two free information booklets will be provided to the first 30 attendees at the program at the Westbrook Public Library - 61 Goodspeed Drive, Westbrook.

Call Visitor Services Manager Shaun Roche at 860-399-2513 for more information on these or other public programs.


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