Category Archives: Upcoming Programs

Upcoming Programs & Calendar

Sunday, October 26 – Halloween at Hirundo

1 – 4 pm Fall crafts

Join us in the afternoon, 1-4 pm, for fall crafts including preparing and raising a share-crow made from natural materials, mask making, bobbing for apples and testing your strength in the hay bale rolling contest. Suggested donation $5.

... and when evening falls and shadows grow larger, dare to come along on the Haunted Walk, listen to a scary story by the campfire and step into the tent of the Future. 

6 – 7:30 pm – Haunted Walk, Scary Stories and a look into the Future

                                                                                                                        Sunday, November 2 at 3 pm – Quadcopter Demonstration

Join Sam Hess, Professor or Physics at UMaine, learn about this fascinating technology and see the Refuge, and yourself, through the bird’s-eye-view. Meet at the Parker Reed shelter inside the Refuge. Enter through Gate 1

                                                                                                            Sunday, November 9 from 1 – 2:30 pm – Reading the Landscape

How about a new perspective for your next hike in the forest or across a field? Accompany Larry Beauregard on his walk across the Refuge and learn how to recognize signs of human impact on the landscape.

Larry’s presentation focuses on forest succession and how various disturbances, natural and man-made, influence the forest that we see around us. Meet at the Parker Reed shelter, accessible by Gate 1. Reservation requested by November 8, call 394-2171. Suggested donation $5 per adult, school-aged children are free.

Larry Beauregard is a retired geneticist who is now pursuing his interest in learning about the forests of Maine. He serves as a volunteer here at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge and as a mentor in the Maine Master Naturalist Program. He is the Penobscot Valley Chapter Leader for the Small Woodland Association of Maine and is currently a student in the University of Maine School of Forest Resources.

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).




Day Date Time Program  Presenter Location
SAT 10.18.2014 9-11 am Gateway Seniors- Guided Walk Gudrun Keszöcze  Gate 1
SUN 10.26.2014 1-4 pm Halloween at Hirundo, Fall Arts & Crafts Hirundo Volunteers  Gate 1
SUN 10.26.2014 6-7:30 pm Haunted Walk & Scary Stories Hirundo Volunteers  Gate 1
SUN 11.9.2014 1-2:30 pm Reading the Landscape Larry Beauregard  Gate 1