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.
January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm South Gate parking lot on Rte 1 near Rte. 176 intersection
Join Group Leaders Jennifer Riefler, Wildlands Naturalist and Historian and Karen Johnson, Maine Master Naturalist for a series of winter adventures in the Wildlands and other local special places.
The first adventure is a Winter Nature Walk on Saturday January 26, 2019 at 10:00 am. The Walk will explore winter ecology along the Esker Path at a leisurely pace. We will walk for about an hour, stopping for discussion and then turn around and walk back. Meet at the GPMCT South Gate parking lot on Rte 1 near Rte. 176 intersection. The walk is suitable for all ages.
Come prepared for the weather—if it is snowing or snow is on the ground, please bring snowshoes, creepers or good boots. The event will be cancelled if heavy snow makes road travel difficult or if heavy rain makes walking unpleasant. Contact Jennifer Riefler at 207-469-2045 or email with questions.
January 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm The SEED Barn, 53 Falls Bridge Rd, Blue Hill, ME 04614, USA
Native SEED dispersal Workshop demonstrating how to sow native plant seeds to grow pollinator pathways.
Take home sown seeds for your own garden and help plant a few to establish a native plant nursery for the Blue Hill Heritage Trust. These gardens, along with a network of regional school gardens, will be used to restore wildland ecology across the Peninsula.
January 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Patten Stream Preserve- Blue Hill Heritage Trust, 28 Meadow Ln, Surry, ME 04684, USA
Monday, January 21st (MLK Day) Patten’s Stream 10am-noon
Join BHHT volunteers Merrie Eley & Barbara Kourajian for their 4th Annual Winter Hikes Series! These fun group hikes are a great way to explore the woods in the winter. Please dress accordingly, and bring snow shoes, ice creepers, or sturdy boots and poles depending on the conditions. Hot beverages and snacks will be provided, so please let us know if you can attend so we have enough for everyone and so we can notify you of any changes in case some nasty weather sneaks up on us (registration not required, it just helps).
These hikes will take place on BHHT properties and everyone is welcome. Hope to see you out in the woods this winter!