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Upcoming Programs & Calendar

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… Cross-country Ski Clinic II –                                                                                             Saturday, February 21, 10:00 – 12:00 pm      

Bring your success story, questions and concerns about your ski practice to this follow up cross-county ski clinic with Maine Master Guide and Ski instructor Karen Francoeur. All levels are welcome!   

Ski throughout the interpretive trails of the Refuge learn about nature while getting some healthy exercise! Improve upon your techniques and enjoy après–ski next to the campfire. Trail information will be provided to prepare for a winter of fun and exploration! Learning to ski or improving your ski technique lets you enjoy the winter more!  Call to register by February 20, 207-394-2171

Discounts for members of Orono Land Trust,  Hirundo Wildlife Refuge and Penobscot Valley Ski Club . Not a member yet? Join as a member for benefits, visit        Non-members: $20 Donation.

Course Fees:
$20 Donation per person (Non-Member)
20% for Penobscot Valley Ski Club Members $17
50% Discount to Orono Land Trust and Hirundo Wildlife Refuge members $10 (purchase your membership for this benefit!)

Ski Rentals available at:                                                                                                                  Maine Bound at UMaine Phone: 207 581-1794 mainebound/outdoor-equipment-rentals                  Epic Sports, 6 Central St. Bangor, ME 04401  Phone: 207-941-5670 

Tips how to enjoy the outdoors in winter by Aislinn Sarnaki:


Hands-on science: How many different skeletons                                    are in an owl pellet?                                                     Find out on Sunday March 15, 1-4 pm

Come and find out! Learn about the dietary preferences of owls, their role in the ecosystem, and the animals they eat. We will be dissecting owl pellets and re-constructing (the best we can) the skeletons discovered. This is an ecology and anatomy lesson in one. Curiosity and some patience required!                                                                                                                                             Call 207-394-2171 for registration by March 6.                                                                                 Cost: $5                                                                                                                                 Location:                                                                                                                                                                    Maine Forest Service-Central Region Headquarters                                                                              87 Airport Road                                                                                                                                       Old Town, ME 04468 –                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    See more at:,%20ME%2004468&name=Maine%20Forest%20Service-Central%20Region%20Headquarters#sthash.MMDihweR.dpuf

We thank the District Forester Terri Coolong of the Maine Forest Service for hosting this program.

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 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).




Day Date Time Program  Presenter Location
SUN 2.21.2015 10:00 – 12:00 pm Cross Country Ski Clinic Karen Francoeur Hirundo Wildlife Refuge
SUN 3.15.2015 1:00 – 4:00 pm What’s in an Owl Pellet? Thomas Williams, G.Keszöcze 87 Airport Rd, Old Town