Nick Lund,, of Maine Audubon will lead an outdoor presentation titled “The State of Maine’s Loons” at Merryspring Nature Center Tuesday, Oct. 20 at noon.

“The State of Maine's Loons” focuses on the common loon, a Maine icon. For many, this beautiful bird and its echoing calls provide the soundtrack to summer on a Maine lake. For more than 30 years, Maine Audubon has been engaging communities to help monitor the state’s loon population. Lund’s presentation will be a celebration of the common loon, and a discussion of the challenges it faces and the work being done to protect them.

Nick Lund is Maine Audubon's Network and Outreach Manager. He is also a writer focusing on birds and science, with regular columns in the Portland Phoenix and in the National Audubon Society magazine, and bylines in Slate, the Washington Post, and others.

This event is part of the Summer Talk series. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic guests must take safety seriously during this program, and are asked to wear face masks. Seating for this event will be outdoors in chairs set up a safe distance apart. This event is subject to change due to state and local regulations.

The cost of this program is $5, with free admission for Merryspring members. Guests are encouraged to bring exact change to minimize cash transactions.

Merryspring is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For for information, contact or call 207-236-2239.