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Our Annual Conservation Lecture Series is right around the corner and this year we are pairing a hike with each lecture topic. Below are the 3 Lecture Themes with associated hike date and location. We hope you can join us!
All Lectures are held at the Blue Hill Public Library & Open to all.
7pm Lecture (6:30 refreshments & chit chat)
Lecture & Hike #1 Signs of Spring
Lecture- Tuesday, April 2nd
Schoodic Institue- Downeast Phenology Trail & Citizen Science
Join Schoodic Institute’s Hannah Webber and Libby Orcutt for a presentation on the Schoodic Institute’s Downeast Phenology Trail & Citizen Science initiative researching migratory patterns of birds and their food source as the climate changes, a collaboration with several land trusts across Downeast Maine.
Hike- Saturday, April 6th 9am Carter Nature Preserve ** Due to inclement weather this has been rescheduled to 9am on SUNDAY APRIL 7th!**
Signs of Spring Hike
Then join BHHT Volunteer and Maine Master Naturalist Susan Guilford for a guided Signs of Spring walk on the Carter Nature Preserve Trail, which is a part of the Schoodic Institute’s Downeast Phenology Trail Network. Space is limited- please call BHHT to register and for further information at 374-5118.
Lecture & Hike #2 Wildlife Habitat
Lecture- Tuesday, April 16th
Managing Your Woods for Wildlife
Join Sandy Walczyk, Conservation Forest Manager for the Blue Hill Heritage Trust, for a discussion and presentation on the forest management techniques that can be used to improve and protect wildlife habitat in our local forest.
Hike- Thursday, April 18th 10am Kingdom Woods
Kingdom Woods Habitat Hike
Then join Sandy for a guided walk in Kingdom Woods Conservation Area. Learn about the various wildlife habitats on this property and how various management practices might effect or improve them. Space is limited- please call BHHT to register and for further information on parking at 374-5118.
Lecture & Hike #3 Granite Quarries of East Blue Hill
Lecture- Tuesday, April 30th 7pm
Chase Granite- Then & Now
Join Bob Slaven for a presentation on the history of Chase Granite Company of East Blue Hill. Bob will discuss what was a thriving granite industry in East Blue Hill, illustrated with historic and current photos of the quarries, railway, maps & more.
Hike- Sunday, May 5th 1pm Penny’s Preserve
Granite Quarry Hike
Then join BHHT trail stewards Jo Barrett & Bob Sullivan for a guided hike to BHHT’s very own granite quarries from the competing company up the hill on our new Penny’s Preserve trail. Please arrive and park at the Peters Cove lot.
Join us also for one of these wonderful collaborative book talks by local authors!
April 12th 7pm Witherle Memorial Library in Castine- Two Authors, One Adventurous Evening (co-hosted with Compass Rose Books)
May 16th 7pm Blue Hill Memorial Library- Ben Emory will discuss his book: Sailor for the Wild- On Maine, Conservation and Boats (co-hosted with the library and Blue Hill Books)
RAIN VENUE- Blue Hill Consolidated School.