Come and learn more about Maine’s iconic seaside creature, the lobster, at a Beachcombers’ Rest Nature Center workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, July 24 (rain or shine). Kristina Hamrin will lead the workshop, which will cover many interesting biological facts about lobsters as well as what a day spent on the water by a commercial lobster fisherman entails. Hamrin is a marine biologist and the co-owner of a commercial fishing vessel (lobster/crab, shrimp and blue fin tuna). She has spent many years researching lobsters as well as harvesting lobsters and has many stories to share. There will be a live lobster at the workshop, along with a trap and some basic commercial fishing gear. All ages are welcome. Children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult. The workshop is free, but participants must pay the Town’s admission fee to the Park.
Beachcombers’ Rest Nature Center is a collaboration between the Bristol Parks and Recreation Commission and the Pemaquid Watershed Association, a volunteer-based, membership-supported non-profit organization that has been conserving the natural resources of the Pemaquid Peninsula since 1966. To reach the Center from Damariscotta, take the Bristol Road (State Rte 130) about 12 miles. Take the first right about 50 yards after the Fire Department (and just before Hanna’s Store) onto Snowball Hill Road. Travel 9/10ths of a mile. At the bottom of the hill, on the left, there is a sign for the entrance to Pemaquid Beach Park. Workshop participants should gather in the picnic area on the right side of the Park pavilion building; in the event of rain, the workshop will take place in the community room.