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

May 2017

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  • Woodcock Watch Friday, May 5, 7:00 PM Blue Hill Library and Blue Hill Mountain Speaker: Lynn Havsall Learn about the wonders of the American Woodcock in this 30-minute presentation revealing secrets of our weirdest shorebird. Then carpool up to the fields of Blue Hill Mountain to experience one of the best of spring's delights— the dazzling displays of courting woodcocks! Hear the “peents” and twittering of the wings while watching the amazing spiral sky dance.
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  • “Flying Gems”- Delightful Spring Migrants Friday, May 12, 7:00 PM Blue Hill Library Speaker: Doug Hitchcox As we dive into spring, millions of songbirds are traveling from their winter grounds in the West Indies, and Central and South America to return to areas around Maine for the breeding season. There are dozens of new species arriving daily. From warblers to tanagers, vireos to orioles— it can be a lot to take in! Join Maine Audubon's Staff Naturalist, Doug Hitchcox, for an evening slideshow to refresh yourself on how to identify these colorful flying gems that will fill our forests this summer.
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  • Saturday, May 13 INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY, Birdsacre, Ellsworth. Welcome back the migrant birds on their special day by exploring the many trails at this important stopover site. Leader: Leslie Clapp
  • IHT International Migratory Bird Day
  • Meet Surry Forest, the Newest BHHT Property
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  • Sunday, May 14 CRAIG BROOK, Orland. Discover early warblers and other spring migrants in the diverse habitat along the nature trails and quiet roads surrounding the hatchery. Meet at Craig Brook Fish Hatchery. Leader: Zach Holderby
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  • BHHT Spring Speaker Series: Tick Talk
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  • IHT Wings, Waves & Woods Festival
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  • IHT Wings, Waves & Woods Festival
  • Saturday, May 20 NEW! BRANCH LAKE PUBLIC FOREST, RT. 1A Ellsworth. Tucked into a quiet parcel, this 239-acre forest has 3 miles of trails which pass through various habitats, along a stream, to a large marsh and to the shore of Branch Lake. Leader: Chuck Whitney
  • BHHT Vernal Pool Party at Patten Stream in Surry
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  • IHT Wings, Waves & Woods Festival
  • Sunday, May 21 CATERPILLAR HILL, Sedgwick. Meet at the parking lot in the field and walk the dirt road towards the town landing. Open grassland and evergreen forest—a nice beginner walk! Leader: Leslie Clapp
  • IHT Wildflowers & Herbs
  • GEAR Parent Network Family Fun Day
  • BHHT King Hill Farm Tour
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  • Spring Speaker Series: All About Blue Hill Heritage Trust
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  • Saturday, May 27 BLUE HILL MOUNTAIN Blue Hill Mountain is considered one of the most productive birding locations in the area with varied habitats. Be prepared to hike part way up the mountain on rough terrain. Meet at the field parking lot. Leader: Leslie Clapp
  • IHT Bird Calls for Beginners
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  • Spring Speaker Series: Building A trail
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