Category Archives: Upcoming Programs
Christmas Bird Count – Saturday December 20 – 8:00 am
Hirundo joins the annual Orono-Old Town Christmas Bird Count, how about you?
The count will begin at 8 a.m. and covers varied territories. Meet us at the Parker Reed shelter in the Refuge. We are planing for a warm day, unlike last year! Please call 394-2171 to register.
Winter Family Day Sunday, February 8 10:30 – 4 p.m.
Hirundo Wildlife Refuge’s Winter Family Day offers a great line-up of programs and activities for all ages and abilities.
As promised back in 2015, Hirundo’s 50 year anniversary:
SONG IN THE WOODS – DOG SLED TEAMS
We thank Machias Savings Bank
for sponsoring the dog sledding adventure.
Program for the day:
- Winter Ecology: Survival Adaptations of Animals in Winter and Searching for Signs of Animals
- Hirundo Biathlon
- Animal Sculpture Competition
- Campfire & hot chocolate
- Curling for fun
- Self-guided activities
Bucky Owen will introduce you to the amazing ways of how animals cope with the cold. Your skill of observation is put to the test when “Searching for Signs of Animals” during the guided trail walk. Hirundo’s Biathlon measures speed, as well as agility in a snowshoe race, and precision by throwing snowballs at a target. You could also try your hand a curling!
Tired? Take a break by the campfire; warm up with hot chocolate. Better yet, plan to spend the day. Pack a lunch and enjoy it next to the fireplace inside the Parker Reed shelter. We invite everyone to participate in the animal snow sculpture competition to gain local fame. If you prefer to be on your own, check out our Self-guided activities.
Directions for Programs at the Refuge:
Gate 1: From the South – Take the I-95 N to ME-43 exit 197 to Old Town/Hudson. Turn left onto Rt. 43 (Hudson Rd). Go west 4.75 mi and look for the large red signs on your right. Take Gate 1 off Rt. 43 and follow the dirt road for ~1/2 mile to the Pine Tree parking area. The Parker Reed shelter is 100 m further on the left.
Gate 3: Directions: From the South – Take the I-95 N to ME-43 exit 197 to Old Town/Hudson. Turn left onto Rt. 43 (Hudson Rd). Go west 4.9 mi and take Gate 3 (35 Hudson Road in Alton) off Rt. 43 (right side, just before the bridge).
|SUN||12.20.2014||8:00 am||Christmas Bird Count||Local volunteers||Gate 1 Parker Reed shelter|
|SUN||1.4.2015||1:00 pm||Winter adventure on snowshoes||Gudrun Keszöcze||Gate 1 Parker Reed shelter|
|SUN||2.8.2015||10:30 am||Winter Family Day||S.Maderea, B. Owen & others||Gate 1 Parker Reed shelter|