April 28, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Bookings closed


Tarbox Preserve
660 Middlesex Road, Topsham, ME, 04086

Join Maine Master Naturalist Shana Stewart Deeds for a walk at Tarbox Preserve. All ages and abilities welcome, no experience necessary! With any luck, we’ll see frog and salamander egg masses (or young tadpoles depending on spring temperatures) and more! You’ll learn about the remarkable biodiversity found in these ephemeral waterbodies and the food web that relies on the critters that breed in these pools.

Participants should dress in rain gear/for the weather, wear waterproof shoes/boots and bring a hiking stick if desired. Consider bringing polarized glasses to see into the water and kids may wish to bring a small bucket. Shana will lead a moderate hike along the trail to explore the vernal pool. We will be out for about an hour and the hike will be of moderate ease.

Shana teaches Ecology and Environmental Science labs at Bowdoin College. She received her MS from UVM from the Field Naturalist and Ecological Planning Program (Class W7). Shana’s career has been focused on teaching and ecology with jobs at the PA Natural Heritage Program (as she is originally from Pittsburgh) and Smokey House Center, a VT alternative education program where she worked most in amphibian and river studies with under-resourced youth. Shana was also the study coordinator for the first nationally designated Wild and Scenic Rivers in Vermont, the Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers. Shana lives in Topsham with her family.

Registration is required. Limited spots available. 


This event is fully booked.