Nocturnal Animal Program

January 28, 2017 – 10:30 am

Join us for an introduction to Maine’s creatures of the night, presented by the Center for Wildlife, on Saturday, January 28 at 10:30 a.m. This program on nocturnal animals will incorporate live animal ambassadors and hands-on materials.

About the Program

How does a bat find thousands of mosquitoes in the dark?  Why would a bear choose to lumber around at night?  How does a porcupine defend himself against a predator? How do nocturnal mammals use their senses to find food and shelter at night? You will learn answers these questions and more! Live animals will also demonstrate some unique nocturnal adaptations!

The Center for Wildlife strives to educate the public about wildlife ecology, human impacts on wildlife and ecosystems, and stewardship in regions facing pressure from development and population growth. Their live, non-releasable wildlife “ambassadors” are trained for presentation to audiences, and include owls, hawks, falcons, Virginia opossum, big brown bat, turtles and snakes. The wildlife ambassadors offer a unique opportunity to bring lessons to life and see local wildlife up close.

The nocturnal animals program welcomes kids and grown-ups of all ages. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the South Portland Public Library. For more information, call 767-7660 x 3. Follow the Library on Facebook to stay up to date on all of our upcoming programs!