BAR HARBOR, MAINE – Continuing the successfully adapted Science Café Online series, MDI Biological Laboratory will welcome Edwin Barkdoll, V.M.D., on Monday, September 28 at 5:00pm, to give a presentation titled “ “Pond life: Under the Ice from Winter into Spring.”
In winter, when many things are still and quiet, it might be hard to imagine that there is a whole world hidden under the frozen ice of a pond, and that this world will burst into life at the first hint of spring. At this upcoming Science Café, Maine Master Naturalist and photographer, Edwin Barkdoll, will give participants a glimpse into the fascinating under-ice activities of many creatures, from nearly microscopic crustaceans to the shy salamanders; and explore the transition of seasons from winter into spring, that culminate with the annual amphibian emergence and migration. Attendees are likely to come away with a new found appreciation for ponds and all that is contained within them.
Dr. Edwin Barkdoll is a long-time veterinarian based in Surry, Maine. He received his Ph.D. and V.M.D from the University of Pennsylvania and is a seasoned Maine Master Naturalist.
Maine Master Naturalists complete a year-long course that includes learning about Maine’s plants, animals, geology, ecological systems, conservation biology, and more. After they graduate, they are required to volunteer to share their knowledge with others and have provided thousands of hours of nature programming on a wide range of topics throughout the state.
Those wishing to attend this online event are asked to register in advance at mdibl.org/events.