Prescott Farm Hosts Author & Naturalist Mary Holland

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center will be hosting Mary Holland, naturalist, author, environmental educator and nature photographer, for a free presentation to the public on Saturday, April 11 from 1:00-2:00 in the Samuel P. Pardoe Education Center.

Mary invites you to join her in a visual journey through the 12 months of the year, as she highlights the natural events that take place during the different seasons in New England. From the call of spring peepers in March to the migration of broad-winged hawks in the fall, Naturally Curious introduces audiences of all ages to the natural events that occur on an annual basis. This interactive presentation includes Holland’s photographs accompanied by information about amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, insects and spiders, and plants. A substantial natural history collection consisting of skins, skulls, scat, feathers, nests and many more animal artifacts will be on display before and following this 45-minute program. Examples of Mary’s photographs and interpretive work may be viewed on her blog, Mary

Mary Holland has 40 years of experience in environmental education, is the author of Naturally Curious: A Photographic Field Guide and Month-by-Month Journey through the Fields, Woods, and Marshes of New England, and childrens’ books: Milkweed Visitors, The Beavers’ Busy Year, Ferdinand Fox’s First Summer and Animal Eyes), is a nature photographer and columnist for the Valley News in Vermont.

Prescott Farm is a non-profit organization that offers year-round environmental education for all ages including WildQuest vacation camps, school field trips, family and youth programs and Naturalist-in-Residence programs at 3 local elementary schools. The 160-acre historic family farm features woodland and field trails, a “green” building with geothermal and solar energy systems, historic barns, an old-fashioned maple sugaring operation, heritage gardens, and a forested pond. Prescott Farm’s 3-mile trail system is open to the public for free daily from dawn to dusk. For more information visit

While there is no cost to attend the presentation, please RSVP to Prescott Farm by calling (603) 366-5695.


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