See Newsletter for more info on Hikes and Outings
April 12, Saturday. 10 am - 3 pm. Natural Skills Workshop in Swanville. Join us as we learn from Jason Chandler, Maine Master Naturalist, about which trees and other plants offer the correct materials, and then improvising a bow-drill and fire-starting tinder materials.
Jason is a tracker, wilderness survival enthusiast, and maker of pack baskets, snowshoes, and moccasins. He apprenticed at the Maine Primitive Skills School in Augusta, and is currently living at Earthways in Canaan, in a traditional lodge insulated with earth.
The workshop is for anyone interested in using natural materials to make fire from the landscape, and discovering animals' behavior through tracking. Some plant identification, especially trees, will be taught, as we gather materials for making bow-drills and tinder.
Numerous animal tracks along the way will be pointed out, identified, and their stories figured out where possible.
Location: Meadow Brook Preserve, Oak Hill Road, Swanville.
Bring: water, lunch, rain gear, a knife that will whittle wood, a piece of cord or shoelace, a pack or bag for gathering tinder.
Co-sponsored with Coastal Mountains Land Trust.
For more information or directions, call 338-1147 or 236-7091.
May 10, Saturday. 7:00-10:00 am. Bird walk on Sears Island. Meet at the far end of the causeway in Searsport.
May 10, Saturday. 7:00-10:00 am. Bird walk on Sears Island. Meet at the far end of the Sears Island Causeway in Searsport. Bring water, snack, binoculars. Co-sponsored with Friends of Sears Island.
May 21, Wednesday. 6:30-10:00 am. Bird walk along the Ducktrap River with Kristen Lindquist and Cloe Chunn. Meet at the Ducktrap River Trail on Rt. 52 in Northport. Bring binoculars, water, snack. Wear waterproof boots. Co-sponsored with Coastal Mountains Land Trust.
Call 338-1147 with your suggestions for outings you’d like to have us offer.