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Art is for the BIRDS!!!

Join us in augmenting bird habitat by creating outdoor sculpture at the SEED Barn on Conary Cove. We will draw inspiration from the traditional practices of weaving in this region to create a work of art immersed in the landscape. Using material found on site, we intend to weave branches into sculpture that will serve the dual purpose of providing winter shelter for wildlife. in the process, we will open ground in the meadow into which we may start reintroducing native meadow plants. Exploring connections between open meadow, native plants, layered levels of brush and trees and their value for birds, we will also learn how to mimic bird digestion to sow fresh native stone fruit seeds that are normally dispersed by fruit eating animals.

This will be the final segment of the"Conservation Kids" series hosted by the Blue Hill Public Library, which are intended to engage youth volunteers to positively impact the environment and community on the Blue Hill Peninsula. The projects are designed to teach kids proactive steps they can take to make a difference in helping to preserve the natural world around them. These programs are made possible by a grant from the Davis Conservation Foundation and this particular segment is partially funded by the Maine Arts Commission.

Free and open to the public.

September Events

September 22:
Great Maine Outdoors Weekend

Community weaving of bird habit as part of the restoration of the Kingdom Woods Blueberry Field. Using the skills learned during the Conservation Kids workshop, we will be taking it to the next level by collaboratively weaving bird habitat on shared land.

September 29:
Invasive Plants Day

at the Blue Hill Consolidated School
Invasive species like bittersweet and barberry can also be spread by birds! This community workshop will tackle the removal of bittersweet & restore school gardens with native plants to initiate a branch of a local network of living seed libraries.

These events are in collaboration with the Blue Hill Heritage Trust
http://bluehillheritagetrust.org/

 

The SEED Barn
53 Falls Bridge Road
Blue Hill, Maine

Lee Lee, founder
c: 303.570.3152
www.virtualvoices.org
 
Following the ecological rhythm of the seasons, SEED programs engage a network of schools and land stewards at the intersection of art and ecology to promote long term restoration. Building habitat for birds and pollinators through providing accessible platforms for community participation develops a sense of our relationships with the natural world, which we feel is essential to the effectiveness of conservation work.



 
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