University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer training sessions to those interested in identifying and recording seasonal changes in their communities in support of understanding Maine’s changing climate.

“Signs of the Seasons” will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. April 7 at Audubon Gilsland Farm, Falmouth; and 9:30 a.m. to noon April 28 at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay.

Additional training dates and locations are being scheduled.

Trainings with an emphasis on loon populations will be offered in partnership with Maine Audubon as follows:

• 4-6:30 p.m. April 11, UMaine Extension Knox-Lincoln office, Waldoboro;

• 4-6:30 p.m. May 23, Lakes Environmental Association, Bridgton;

• 4-6:30 p.m. May 25, Central Maine Community College, Auburn; hosted by Stanton Bird Club;

• 4:30-7 p.m. June 8, UMaine Extension Hancock office, Ellsworth;

• 4-6:30 p.m. June 29, Maine Lakes Resource Center, Belgrade.

All trainings are free; registration is required. Register online at For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Pam Doherty at 832-0343 or [email protected].

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