The Somes-Meynell Wildlife Sanctuary offers a variety of public programs and field trips focused on natural and cultural history topics.  The Sanctuary’s programs both inform and connect; fostering appreciation and stewardship of our local environment.

Some examples of past programs include:

Invasive species monitoring and management on Mount Desert Island

Dark Side of the Loon: Documentary film presented by the filmmaker Gail Osherenko

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Maine’s Butterfly Atlas Project

Medicinal Plants of Maine

Birds of MDI: Past, Present and Future

Aquatic Plant Paddle

Poetry on the Pond

Somesville’s Historic Dams

Landscaping with Nature

Aquatic Invertebrates: Ecology & Monitoring

Loon Appreciation Day –annual event

Bald Eagles in Maine

Vernal Pool Ecology

Geology of Mt. Desert Island

To  find out about upcoming programs please contact the Sanctuary or view our latest newsletter.