Category Archives: Upcoming Programs
Wednesday, February 26 & March 5, 2014 at 6 p.m. OWL Walk
presented by local bird guide, Paul Markson. Before the walk in the dark forest Paul will explain what makes owls such extraordinary hunters and introduces the species that we encounter in Maine. After a brief training session in identifying different owl calls we will go for hike (maximum distance 1 mile) practicing the newly learned skill. The introduction is inside the Parker Reed shelter. Bring flashlight and dress for the weather. Depending on weather, conditions bring snowshoes or reserve a pair with us.
For reservation and possible cancellation call 207-944-9259 or visit www.hirundomaine.org
Program is open to all ages, recommendation is 8 years and above. Suggested donation is $5 for adults, school-aged children are free.
WINTER FAMILY DAY
Sunday, March 9 12 – 3 p.m.
Hirundo Wildlife Refuge’s first Winter Family Day offers a great line-up of programs and activities for all ages and abilities.
- Survival Adaptations of Animals in Winter
- Pond life in Winter
- Hirundo Biathlon
- Animal Sculpture Competition
- Campfire, hot chocolate and s’mores
- Self-guided activities
We will present two environmental programs. “Survival Adaptations of Animals in Winter” introduces 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.
Tired? Take a break by the campfire; warm up with hot chocolate and s’mores. Better yet, plan to spend the day. Pack a lunch and enjoy it next to the fireplace inside the 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.
No matter which activity you choose – it will be fun.
Bring your own ski or rent from Maine Bound Equipment Rentals
“Song in the Woods” Dogsled Adventures will be back in 2015 !
PENOBSCOT VALLEY CHAPTER SMALL WOODLAND OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF MAINE and HIRUNDO WILDLIFE REFUGE present:
TICK CHECK! -
A Program on Human Insect-Borne Diseases
Saturday, April 5, 2014 10 AM – Noon
Maine Forest Service Central Region Headquarters Old Town, Maine
Many of us who spend time in the outdoors have noticed an increase in the number of ticks in our region. At the same time, we have heard numerous reports about increasing cases of Lyme disease and other insect-borne diseases. This program provides an opportunity to learn current information that will help to better enjoy the outdoors and our woods. The program will include a review of tick and mosquito-borne diseases that are of concern in Maine, a demonstration of tick identification and a discussion of methods for disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Presenters will include:
Maine Center for Disease Control
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Primary Healthcare Provider
To Be Announced
Directions: Take Route I-95 North or South to Old Town exit 197. Travel in easterly direction toward Old Town. Turn left at the DeWitt Airfield entrance. Turn right at the sign for the Maine Forest Service.
Registration is encouraged by April 1, 2014. Please respond by e-mail to Larry Beauregard, Penobscot Valley Chapter Leader, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
|WED||3.5.14||6 p.m.||Owl Walk||Paul Markson||HWR Gate1|
|SUN||3.9.14||12 p.m.||Family Day||YOU||HWR Gate1|
|SAT||4.5.14||10 a.m. – noon||Tick Check-Program on Human Insect-Borne Diseases||Sara Robinson, ME Center for Disease Control; Jim Dill, UM Extension Service||ME Forest Service Central Region Headquarters, Old Town|
|SAT||4.19.14||10 a.m.- 3 p.m.||Spring Spruce-Up Trail Day||ALL||HWR Gate1|
|SAT||4.19.14||9 a.m.||Beyond the Backyard I||Paul Markson||HWR Gate1|
|SAT||4.26.14||9 a.m.||Beyond the Backyard II||Paul Markson||HWR Gate1|
|SAT||5.3.14||7 a.m.||Bird Walk||Paul Markson||HWR Gate1|
|SUN||5.11.14||11 a.m.||“Mothers on the water” – All women paddle||Gudrun Keszöcze||HWR Gate3|
|SUN||5.31.14||8 a.m.||Birding by canoe||Rad Mayfield||HWR Gate3|