LIBERTY — The Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance will celebrate its annual Midsummer Celebration Saturday at 406 Halldale Road in Montville. The celebration will feature two options for exploring nature followed by a potluck picnic with live music and the summer lottery drawing.

The event will include a walk and talk examining landscape and language with Kerry Hardy, ecologist, linguist eco-historian, and author of Notes on a Lost Flute: A Field Guide to the Wabanaki. As participants walk the Sheepscot River, Hardy will share and discuss the Algonquin names for the plants, animals and landscape features that participants encounter, offering a glimpse of the world as the Wabanaki ancestors saw it.

In addition, Milkweed Theater puppeteer Nancy Tyndall, a one-woman troupe from Montville, will offer the opportunity to make and present a wildlife puppet. This activity is available to participants of all ages.

Registration for the event begins at 9:30 a.m., both activities begin at 10 a.m. and will end before the potluck picnic at noon. The winning tickets for the summer lottery will be drawn at 1 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine.

Wear weather-appropriate clothing for exploring and bring insect repellent, sunscreen, and drinking water if you are joining Hardy for the walk.

This event is free to members and all are welcome come and join the Alliance for any amount.

For more information, visit swlamaine.org or call 589-3230.

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