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Snow ... you've got to love it! It's worth a second look!

winter-landscape-1352711725z63Jim Vickery in his book Winter Sign reminds us that winter is a mistress to reckon with . . . it hunts us with its cold and haunts us with its beauty. Let's embrace the winter season and explore life in the cold. Discover to your surprise and delight that the leafless woods are not lifeless.

Mike Shannon is a lifelong naturalist, storyteller, educator and Registered Maine Guide. Whether in the forest prowling for owls or aboard boats scanning for pelagic birds, he continues to lead outings for local groups. He is retired from Unity College where he taught ornithology and ecological education. A former director of the Audubon Ecology Camp in Maine (Hog Island), he has also served as Master Naturalist for the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Mike has a long history of sharing his passion and enthusiasm for things natural.

The meeting starts at 6:30 pm and will be held in the Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street, Belfast.

There is a new way to enjoy "Our Town Belfast." Have you heard about the Belfast in-town nature trail? Co-sponsored by the Belfast Garden Club, members of the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition mapped out and created the five mile walking trail. To download a copy of the trail map and guide, go to www.belfastbaywatershed.org and click on Learn More About Us, then Belfast In-Town Nature Trail Map and Guide.