Category Archives: Upcoming Programs
Directions for Programs at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge (HWR) :
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 sign 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).
Groundhog Day Celebration Sunday, January 31, 2016 1-3:30 pm
Where is Penobscot Phyllis?
Who needs Punxsutawney Phil in faraway Pennsylvania, when there is a Penobscot Phyllis!
Perhaps she will be out a few days early, on January 31, 2016, or so we hope, as we make our way through Hirundo Wildlife Refuge in early celebration of Groundhog Day. We will introduce you to the world of the whistling pig, search for the elusive groundhog and see many familiar & unfamiliar sights. Last year a young man spotted Phyllis’ burrow on a bright sunny afternoon. Remember last February…? He won a price for his skill and as everyone else, enjoyed groundhog droppings and groundhog juice after a walk filled with many discoveries.
If you would like to learn more about how we celebrate Groundhog Day at the Refuge, join us on January 31, 2016 at 1 pm in the Parker Reed shelter. Please bring snowshoes, if necessary or reserve a pair with us. For registration and reservation of snowshoes (adults & children), call 207-394-217 by January 30, 2016. Please leave a message, so we can return your call.
WINTER FAMILY DAY – Saturday Feb. 13, 2016 10 am – 3 pm
Admittance: Members: free Non-members: $5 adults; children under 12 free