The Center for Wildlife Studies “Wild Maine” Series with the Camden Public Library continues Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 3 p.m. with a guided walk through Camden to the Mount Battie trailhead. The program will be led by landscape ecologist, Kathleen Dunckel, who will talk about the evolving forest ecosystem, its hidden history, and possible futures.

Dunckel is an associate professor of landscape ecology with the Center for Wildlife Studies. She is interested in changes to forests over time due to disturbance, particularly climate change and human intervention.

The program is free and open to all ages. The walk will be held rain or shine. Bring appropriate clothes and footwear. If there is interest, Dunckel is open to continuing the talk during a hike up the trail. Preregistration is necessary to participate in this program. Sign up by emailing: Participants should meet in the Children’s Garden at the Camden Public Library.

The mission of the Center for Wildlife Studies is to provide accessible environmental education worldwide and promote wildlife conservation through science. Learn more about CWS by visiting their website: