Beguiled by the Wild…The Inside Scoop on the Outside Stuff

Instructor:  Mike Shannon

  • Thursday Morning
  • 9:30 – 11:30 AM

Connecting with ourselves, with others, with the land…three good reasons why many of us spend time outdoors. When much of today’s reality is focused on living with our technologies, it is up to us to engage in a meaningful dialogue with the places where we live. A kinship and coziness with wildness, both familiar and unfamiliar, can confer a deep sense of connectedness with the larger whole.

Let’s rendezvous with Spring, a time to celebrate mud, greenness, and renewed life! The wildness of Mid-coast Maine will be our home ground. Its possibilities will surprise and delight you! We will learn to identify common species, sharpen our observational skills, and arouse our kinship with all of life.

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. He has also taught several beautiful classes on nature at Senior College