Naturalist Kirk Gentalen will lead an online webinar,“Fishers Are King,” hosted by Merryspring Nature Center Tuesday, Feb. 2 at noon.

“Fishers Are King” marks the third chapter in a trilogy of wildlife appreciation talks presented by Gentalen and Maine Coast Heritage Trust. “Fishers Are King” will dive head-first into what makes the fisher a favorite (and least favorite) member of the weasel family. Personal stories, photos, and videos will accompany Gentalen’s talk as he explores the natural history of fishers in Midcoast Maine. The program will conclude with tracking trips and advice, and reviews of ‘helpful’ natural tools.

Gentalen is the Fox Island Regional Steward for the Maine Coast Heritage Trust and has 27 years of environmental education experience from all over the country. His main hobby is to be entertained by the natural world, and the “big fisher in his backyard” is a source of boundless entertainment, especially in winter. Gentalen currently lives on the St. George peninsula with his family, Amy and Leif, while writing his “Nature Bummin” column ( and editing the Vinalhaven Sightings Report (

This talk is part of Merryspring’s Online Winter Talk series. All Online Talks will be held as Zoom webinars. Access to a computer or smart device is required. All guests must request a meeting link by emailing to attend. Online Talks are open to everybody, free of charge.

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