See Newsletter for more info on Hikes and Outings
July 1 10:00 am-12:00 noon Explore the incredible diversity of forest communities and tree species on Sears Island with Maine State Forester Morten Moesswilde. Cosponsored with Friends of Sears Island. FMI: 548-0142 Sears Island is home to many spectacular trees, and its long history of use has created a uniquely variety of forests and groups of large ancient trees as well as remnants from an agricultural and human history that include old apple trees, and "wolf trees" that were part of the 19th century landscape.
July 10, 9:00-4:00. Discover Your Inner Naturalist! A workshop in nature journaling and identification of trees, birds, wildflowers; held outdoors and indoors at Schoodic Education and Research Center, the Winter Harbor section of Acadia National Park. Cloe Chunn will engage you in learning and discovering your powers of observation and recognition of natural species and relationships. email@example.com
July 11, 10:00-12:00. Fern ID Walk at Stover Preserve, Belfast, with botanist Hildy Ellis. Cosponsored with Coastal Mountains Land Trust. FMI: 236-7091
July 13 1:00-3:00 pm. Butterfly walk, Sears Island. Learn about butterflies and other insects from Maine Master Naturalist and expert photographer Roger Rittmaster. Cosponsored with Friends of Sears Island.
July 18 Invasive Species Workshop (Tentative Date Reschedule) 10:00-11:30am in Belfast, with 1:00-2:30pm extension session on Sears Island. Learn about invasive plant and animal threats to mainland, island, and coastal ecosystems from ecologist Aleta McKeage. The event will begin at 10am at the Head of Tide Preserve Parking lot, Doak Road in Belfast. Dress for off trail hiking: long pants.
Learn about the effects of invasive plant species on ecosystems and on land management through visiting striking examples of invasions and counter measures, as well as which species present the greatest threat to ecosystems and why. Learn to identify invasive terrestrial plants in our area. FMI: 338-1147
An optional afternoon session on Sears Island will explore the relationship between invasive and native plants and animals in shoreline areas, as well as visit some very big and very toxic plants. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on Sears Island before the afternoon session if you'd like.
Cosponsored by GreenWays Eco Center in Belfast, Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition and Coastal Mountains Land Trust.
July 24, 10:00am-12:00noon. Insect Safari at Head of Tide Preserve, Belfast, with Kathy Murray, state entomologist. Cosponsored with Coastal Mountains Land Trust.
July 28, 9:15-11:30am Hike Meadow Brook Preserve in Swanville with Maine Master Naturalist Cloe Chunn, followed by a short walk at her home in Swanville. Cosponsored with the YMCA. To register, call 338-4598.
Call 338-1147 with your suggestions for outings you’d like to have us offer.