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Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust News
Homing Pigeon talk & release, Sunday, May 11... Join Connie Tuller in the Wildlands at 1 pm
to learn more about the hobby of raising and training homing pigeons.
Connie will bring several of her birds to the Great Pond Mountain
Wildlands to show, and release to demonstrate their homing skills. Enter
at the South Gate on Route 1 (near 176). For more information, 469-2008
or firstname.lastname@example.org. For weather cancellations, check www.greatpondtrust.org.
Bird the Birding Path, Saturday, May 17... Watch
for warblers and explore the new bog bridging (courtesy of Eagle Scout
Logan Cote) on this beautiful trail in the Wildlands. We'll see lots of
new beaver activity, wildflowers and moose sign, too! Meet Cheri Domina
at the Wildlands North Gate (Bald Mtn. Road, 0.2 mi west of Winkumpaugh
Rd.) at 7 am to carpool in for this 2-mile hike. Bring binoculars and bug protection. Beginners welcome! 469-2008 or email@example.com for more info. Rain date May 18.
Mark your calendars: GPMCT Annual meeting is Sunday, July 13, 4-6 pm, with Great Pond Mtn. hike early Saturday, July 12.
OUT AND ABOUT TOWN
Women and Their Woods, Thursday, May 8... A
workshop for women to hone their vision and goals for woodland
management, and learn about resources available. Practice setting
objectives, learn roles of foresters and loggers, observe actively
managed stands, review management plans, and network. Hidden Valley
Nature Center in Jefferson, 8:30-4:30, $40 incl. lunch. Register at www.hvnc.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 200-8840.
Bird ID by Sight and Sound, Friday, May 9... Bob Duchesne presents a tutorial on bird id by sight and sound, 6:30-9 pm at
Blue Hill Library. Get easy-to-remember tips on how to recognize what
you're hearing and visually identify birds quickly through field marks,
habits, and habitats. This seminar will help new birders build skills
and help experienced birders shake off the rust of winter. Sponsored by
Downeast Audubon. Free.
Beginning Birding Course, Tuesdays, May 13-June 3, 6-9 am... Downeast
Audubon and The Natural History Center will offer a 4-week spring
birding course. We will spend our time in the field, learning to use
field guides and binoculars, identifying birds, birding by habitat, etc.
The course will focus on the Blue Hill peninsula and Deer Isle. Cost is
$100. To sign up: Rich, 207/266-9461 or Rich@TheNaturalHistoryCenter.
com. Registration limited.
Bucksport Farmer's Market returns May 15... The
Farmer's Market will be back outdoors on Main Street (next to the Post
Office) starting Thursday, May 15, 2:30-5 pm. New vendors will join the
ones you supported last season. GPMCT is a sponsor! Also, a new market
will open in Searsport May 13, 2:30-5:30 on Route 1, hosted by Penobscot
Downeast Audubon Bird Walks... DEA is offering a multitude of bird walks in May. For more details, CLICK HERE. Pre-registration required, and non-member fee is $5. Call 664-4400 or email@example.com.
100 Acre Wood, Brooklin, Sat., May 10, 7 am
Witherle Woods, Castine, Wed., May 14, 8 am
Denny's Way, Blue Hill, Sat., May 17, 7 am. Especially for beginners!
Schoodic Point, Friday, May 23, 8 am
Blue Hill Mountain, Saturday, May 24, 7 am
Seawall (MDI), Sunday, May 25 7:30 am
Patten Stream, Surry, Saturday, May 31, 7 am
Penobscot River Fish Restoration Bus Tour, Thursday, May 22... Celebrate
World Fish Migration Day on a guided field trip along the Penobscot!
Experience a free flowing river where the former Veazie and Great Works
dams once blocked sea-run fish from spawning and nursery habitat. Learn
more about the Penobscot River Restoration Project and efforts to
rebuild populations of native migratory fish. See live eels, alewives at
Blackman Stream fishway, the new fish lift at Milford Dam. Bus leaves
Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor at 1 pm for tour, returning at 4 pm
for opening of the Sea-run Fish and their Ecosystem art exhibit. For
more info on bus tour and other World Fish Migration Day activities,
contact Josh Royte, The Nature Conservancy at firstname.lastname@example.org(207) 373-5214 or Cheryl Daigle, Penobscot River Restoration Trust at Cheryl@penobscotriver.org(207) 232-9969.
Green Eggs and Sand: Horseshoe Crabs, Tuesday, June 3... For
445 million years, horseshoe crabs have come up from the depths of the
ocean to lay their green eggs on Atlantic shores in late May and early
June. Gulf of Maine Marine Education Assoc. President Carol
Steingart will explore the secret life of these living fossils at the
Ellsworth Unitarian Church, 7:30 pm.
She'll speak about life cycle, pressures on their population and use of
the blood in medical procedures. This is also Downeast Audubon's annual
meeting. The following day will be field trip to view crabs.