Cancellations Update

Posted: March 17, 2020

Due to cautionary measures recommended by the State of Maine in regards  to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Merryspring Nature Center will be postponing all programs for the next 30 days. The Park will remain open to the public daily from dawn to dusk so people can continue to walk the trails and enjoy the outdoor space.  The Ross Center will be closed until further notice.

Forest Therapy Workshop & Walk with Lisa Quatrale- September 17

Posted: September 2, 2016

Permaculture specialist Lisa Quatrale will lead a walk emphasizing the forest as a place of therapy and healing  on Saturday, September 17 from 10 am to 12 pm. Guests are invited to this outdoor program to reconnect with the landscape, the inner-landscape, themselves, and their companions. The program will emphasize the sounds, scents, and sights of our environment through a series of standard and place-based nature connection invitations. Based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin …Read More

Summer Ecology Camp 2016 Registration Opens

Posted: April 7, 2016

What are YOU doing this summer? For the third year, Merryspring and Knox-Lincoln Country Soil & Water Conservation District are teaming up to provide two weeks of Summer Ecology Camp for two age groups. Kids ages 7 to 9 will be in Eco-Explorers during the week of June 27 through July 1. Young children ages 4 to 6 can attend Little Sprouts from July 11 through July 15. Both weeks of camp are morning programs …Read More

Merryspring’s First Winter Wassail Celebrates Solstice

Posted: December 30, 2015

On Saturday, December 19, Merryspring Nature Center held its first Winter Wassail celebration to welcome the winter solstice. An exuberant gathering of children and adults crowded around the lighting of a jatkankyntiila,or Scandinavian log candle. Prepared by Eric Evans of the American Chestnut Society, the upright jule log brightly burned in the early dusk as the darkest part of the year reached its turning point. The winter solstice marks the beginning of winter and also …Read More

Seed Saving with Neil Lash

Posted: September 14, 2015

Sign up today for a special weeknight Seed Saving workshop with instructor Neil Lash! Wednesday 9/16, 6 – 8 pm Cost $15 for the general public, $10 for Merryspring members Call 236-2239 or email to reserve your spot. Why buy new seeds when you can preserve them for next year? Neil Lash will lead this program teaching beginners the basics of drying, collecting, and storing seeds for the home garden. He will cover methods …Read More