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

April 2017

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  • IHT Harlequin Duck Cruise
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  • BHHT Shrub and Tree ID Walk & Talk at Kingdom Woods
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  • BHHT New Surry Forest Property Informational Meeting
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  • NGBH - Public talk at Blue HIll Library
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  • BHHT/Blue Hill YMCA's 2nd Annual HOP! Trail Run & Egg Hunt
  • IHT Tree ID Walk
  • Joys of a Spring Evening Saturday, April 15, 7:00 PM Meet at Blue Hill Post Office Leader: Lynn Havsall This field trip will be filled with all sorts of crazy creatures…from pollywogs and salamanders to Water Scorpions and dragonfly nymphs. We’ll explore the edges of a woodland pond and use dip nets to see what we can pull up from the depths below! Lynn will explain the life history of these weird and wonderful animals and we’ll take a close-up look at them using our 2-way viewers. Wear boots!
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  • IHT Frogs, Snakes, Salamanders & More
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  • IHT Community-Based Eelgrass Restoration in Maine: A Conservation Success Story
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  • Earth Day Cleanup at Birdsacre Saturday, April 22 9:00 AM - Noon Join us for the 13th annual spring cleanup at Birdsacre in Ellsworth. PLEASE donate some of your time to help keep the grounds of this important urban sanctuary in good shape. Bring a rake and gloves and we’ll provide the rest, including warm drinks and Dunkin’ Munchkins for coffee break. Tasks range from raking and cutting back perennials to hauling leaves and picking up sticks... “Many hands make light work!”
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  • Spring Wildflowers of Maine
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  • Seal Populations on Maine’s Coast – then and now Thursday, April 27, 7:00 PM Ellsworth Unitarian Universalist Church Speaker: Kristina Cammen Seals are a common sighting from Maine’s coasts today, increasingly so in some areas as local populations of Gray and Harbor Seals have grown over the past several decades. Yet, this has not always been the case. As recently as the 1990s, Gray Seals in particular were hard to find in New England, though archaeological remains suggest their historical presence. Gray and Harbor Seal populations in New England share histories of depletion due to human exploitation and subsequent recovery following federal protections from hunting and harassment. Within the context of this local history, Kristina, who is a new Assistant Professor of Marine Mammal Science at UMO, will share information on the biology, ecology and health of our resident seal populations today.
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  • GPMCT Woodcock Watch
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