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Fishers are Core

A virtual presentation with Kirk Gentalen

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Join MCHT regional steward and naturalist Kirk Gentalen on Zoom on February 13 from noon to 1:00 pm for a lively talk (with lots of visual aids) about one of Maine’s often misunderstood members of the mustelid family.

“Fishers are Core” is the third chapter in a trilogy of wildlife appreciation presentations presented by Kirk and Maine Coast Heritage Trust.

Following the pace set by “Owls are Easy” and then its sequel “Otters are Easier,” “Fishers are Core” will dive headfirst into what makes everyone’s favorite/least favorite mustelid (weasel family), the fisher.

Personal stories, photos and videos will make this a Thursday night full of education and appreciation as we explore the concept of fishers in midcoast Maine.

Tracking tips and advice will be shared, and reviews (often uncensored) of ‘helpful’ tools will be shared as well. Costumes encouraged.


This event is free and open to all ages.

Please register for this event through the Merryspring Nature Center to receive the Zoom link.



Kirk Gentalen is the Fox Island Regional Steward for the Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) and has 28 years of environmental education experience from all over the country. Nature is entertainment to Kirk, and he has found that the “big fisher in his neighborhood” is a source of boundless bundles of entertainment.


Currently living on the St George peninsula with his family, Amy and Leif, Kirk writes a nature column called Nature Bummin’ for MCHT and edits the Vinalhaven Sightings Report.

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