DAMARISCOTTA — Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., will host its weekly lunch and learn program at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Following the luncheon, Dr. Stephen W. Kress, vice president for Bird Conservation with the National Audubon Society, will discuss the creation of bird friendly gardens and yards.

Kress also is the director of the Seabird Restoration Program. He is an author, publishing several books with expert tips for creating bird-friendly habitats in your own backyard, bird houses and bird feeders, and garden landscaping including “The Audubon Guide to Attracting Birds,” “The National Audubon Society’s Birder’s Handbook,” “The Bird Garden, Project Puffin: How We Brought Puffins Back to Egg Rock,” “Saving Birds,” “Golden Guide to Bird Life,” and others.

During most of the year, Kress lives on 33 acres of woods and meadows near Ithaca, New York, with his wife Elissa Wolfson, where he manages his land for songbirds. He spends summers on the Maine coast, continuing his lifelong interest in restoring nesting seabird colonies.

Luncheon reservations are required. For reservation, call 563-1363 by noon on Monday, Aug. 22. For those 60 and older a $5 donation is suggested. For all other community members the suggested donation is $6 per person.

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