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.
May 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am Miles Lane School, 52 Miles Ln, Bucksport, ME 04416, USA
Join Explore Outdoors! education coordinator, Julianne Taylor, for a visit to the vernal pool located off the Miles Lane Trails in Bucksport. This pool is home to a variety of wildlife including quacking Wood Frogs and high-calling Spring Peepers. Participants will explore the area in search of amphibians, aquatic insects and plants. A short trail encircles the vernal pool, and docks installed by Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust and Bucksport High School allow for easy access. This location is also a great place to look for songbirds! Dip nets, field guides and magnifying glasses will be provided. Meet at the Miles Lane School- it’s just a short walk to the pool. All ages welcome!
Please pre-register for this field trip! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 664-4400.
May 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Penny's Preserve, East Blue Hill Rd
Sunday, May 5th 1pm
Penny's Preserve Granite Quarry Hike
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.
May 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Blue Hill Public Library, 5 Parker Point Rd, Blue Hill, ME 04614, USA
Local author Ben Emory will share from his recent book, "Sailor for the Wild: On Maine, Conservation and Boats." Inspired by Maine's extraordinary land-and-seascape, the author recounts a lifetime of intertwined adventures on the water, and professional and volunteer land conservation engagement. Shining through is the joy of Maine ocean and landscape, fascination with good boats, dedication to conservation, and observations about a changing world.
Ben Emory of Bar Harbor and Brooklin, Maine, has decades of conservation experience. An executive director of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, he helped Acadia National Park launch its nationally heralded conservation easement program. Co-founding the Land Trust Exchange (now Alliance) and serving as its president, he later became Maine representative for The Conservation Fund. He has served on several land trust boards as well as the Land for Maine's Future Board and Acadia National Park Advisory Commission.
This event is co-sponsored by Blue Hill Books, Blue Hill Public Library, & Blue Hill Heritage Trust. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Join the Penobscot Alewife Committee, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries for the 2nd Annual Bagaduce Alewife Celebration! There will be several family friendly activities with area partners like the SEED Barn, Craig Brook Fish Hatchery and Downeast Salmon Federation, as well as guided tours at other future restoration locations on Walkers and Parker Pond. Come learn about the native plant restoration work being done at Pierces with the SEED Barn & BHHT. The public is invited to participate in this community restoration project by learning about the ecologies along the land water interface. Activities for all ages will include catching alewives to make observations, viewing a freshwater fish observation tank, smoked fish, a community art installation of cast paper butterflies embedded with native grass seeds and composing messages to wildlife who use this passage, and much more! For more information, please contact Blue Hill Heritage Trust at 374-5118 or email@example.com
May 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Wildlands North Gate, Orland - Intersection of Bald Mountain Rd and Valley Rd
The Small Adventure Series explores the natural history in the Wildlands at a leisurely pace. Generally, we walk for about 2 hours, stopping frequently for discussion. The walks are suitable for all ages.
May 25: Spring Wildflowers - North Gate
June 29: Focus on Ferns - South Gate
July 27: Focus on Moss - North Gate
Aug 31: Golden Rods and Asters - South Gate
Contact Jennifer firstname.lastname@example.org
Wildlands North Gate - Intersection of Bald Mountain Rd and Valley Rd
Wildlands South Gate - Intersection of U.S. Rt. 1 and Valley Rd
May 25, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Snow Natural Area and Nab Island, Brooksville, ME 04617, USA
Want to learn about our very own living fossil that comes specifically here to Maine's Bagaduce River? The horseshoe crabs are here to spawn and our wonderful board member and local naturalist Sarah O'Malley will join us again to teach us about the wonders and share latest information about them. Join us at Snow Natural Area at 1:30PM. Free and open for all ages. For more information or to pre-register please contact Blue Hill Heritage Trust at 374-5118 or email@example.com