Regional Land Trust & Environmental Org Calendar

This calendar lists events hosted by several of the great land trusts and environmental organizations in the greater Blue Hill Peninsula & Deer Isle/Stonington area. Please contact the host organizations for more information on particular events.

Blue Hill Heritage Trust
Downeast Audubon
Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust
Island Heritage Trust
Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Native Gardens of Blue Hill

June 2017

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  • GPMCT Nightbird Walk in the Wildlands
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  • Young Artist Workshop at Patten Stream (OAAI)
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  • Sunday, June 4 BREAKFAST WITH THE BIRDS, Blue Hill. Meet at the Blue Hill Country Club and carpool to “Rockwood,” a private residence on Parker Point where we’ll enjoy a picnic breakfast with warblers, eagles and loons as our dining companions. Enjoy this peaceful coastal property...and its birds. Leader: Leslie Clapp
  • GPMCT Heart & Soul Recreation Forum in Bucksport
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  • NGBH - Plant Talk to Preview Native Plant Sale
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  • NGBH - Volunteer Day at the Native Gardens
  • GPMCT Wildlands Work Party
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  • NGBH Native Plant Sale
  • Volunteer Shoreline Restoration Day @ Craig Brook NFH
  • BHHT Horseshoe Crab Walk & Talk
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  • BHHT/IHT Member Only Birding Walk & Talk
  • Sunday, June 11 SIEUR DE MONTS SPRING, Acadia National Park. This is one of the most popular areas in the park for birding, known for its warblers. Bird along the boardwalk and Jessup Trail for a relatively level walk through several habitat types. Leader: Sue Shaw
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  • BHHT Ladyslipper Walk & Talk on the Becton Trail
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  • Plants and Birds of Corea Heath Saturday, June 17 8:30 AM Leader: Jill Weber Join Jill Weber, botanist and co-author of “The Plants of Acadia National Park,” in the Corea Heath division of the Maine Coastal Islands NWR and learn about the ecology of this special place. The Corea Heath Trail is a short 0.2 mile wheelchair accessible trail surrounded by stunted trees and shrubs which leads to an observation platform with a 270 degree view of the heath. The trail offers excellent wildlife viewing and a rare opportunity to experience a coastal plateau bog with its unique plants which include carnivorous plants and orchids. In Prospect Harbor turn right onto 195 (Corea Rd) and proceed for 2.6 miles.
  • IHT Medicinal Plant Walk & Workshop
  • Walk And Talk: Tree Identification
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  • IHT Island Kayak Clean Up
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  • BHHT Tom Wessels "Co-evolution: Nature's Model for Sustainability"
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  • GPMCT Wildlands Work Party
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  • GPMCT Alewife Run Paddle
  • IHT Orienteering for Kids and Families
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  • IHT Puffin & Pelagic Boat Trip
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  • Monitoring Maine’s Great Blue Herons Thursday, June 29, 7:00 PM Moore School Community and Conference Center 2nd floor 5 General Moore Way, Ellsworth Speaker: Danielle D’Auria Last spring was the first time that five Great Blue Herons in Maine were trapped and outfitted with lightweight GPS tracking devices, then released to allow researchers to follow their movements during nesting, migration and wintering. Two of the five Maine birds migrated to Florida, one to North Carolina, one to Cuba, and one flew all the way to Haiti! Hear about herons and the project from Danielle D’Auria, a wildlife biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and project leader for the Heron Observation Network of Maine (HERON), a citizen-science initiative that has involved hundreds of adult volunteers over the past eight years. In 2016 she incorporated students from eight schools in the tagging effort and hopes to get students of all ages across the state following Maine’s Great Blue Herons online to
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  • Quill's End Farm Tour