Hours

Visitors are welcome at Hirundo daily from dawn to dusk.  Gate 1 is open daily 10am to 4pm for vehicle access to our parking lot and shelter. 

 

1107 West Old Town Rd.

Old Town, ME 04468

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 266

Orono, Maine 04474

 

207-394-2171

Office 207-581-3226

info@hirundomaine.org

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Hirundo Wildlife Refuge offers a wide array of programs and events for all ages to enjoy!   Below is the list of the upcoming events and programs.  All attendees are asked to complete a waiver before participating.  You can download a waiver here.  

November Foraging:  Lichens – Field ID, Harvest & Preservation

November 2, 2019 10:00am to 2:00pm 

In our 8th installment of our monthly foraging series Grace Bartlett, Maine Master Naturalist, combines a slideshow, guided walk, Field ID practice & preservation preparation.

Cost: Tiered ticket pricing, $35/$45/$55. Partial Scholarships available

 

Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1, Parker Reed Shelter, 1107 West Old Town Road, Old Town, Maine 04468

 

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Full Moon Paddle

November 10, 2019 3:00pm to 5:00pm 

Experience the sound and shadows of the evening, and watch the moon beams of the Full Moon dance on Pushaw Stream.

Hirundo provides the canoes, paddles, and life jackets. We utilize our large 28' canoes as well as small canoes. All ages are welcome.

Note: No experience necessary, we supply all gear needed, we will travel in 28’ canoes.

Dress for the weather and bring flashlight.

Although Hirundo thoroughly observes weather data and consults with a meteorologist we cannot be certain of the weather conditions. We offer a rain date for our programs.

Cancellation Policy: Hirundo reserves the right to cancel the Full Moon paddle

 

The rain date is scheduled for Saturday, November 9, 2019


Cost:  Pricing for the Full Moon Paddles is tiered.  Purchase a basic ticket and cover the cost of the program, upgrade to additional amounts and support Hirundo Wildlife Refuge.   $8/$12/$15 for adults  $5 for children

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December Foraging:  Wintery Snacks & Environmental Crafting

December 7th, 10:00am to 2:00pm

In our 9th installment of our monthly foraging series search for edible greens, berries and tea ingredients, as well as natural materials for crafting projects with Kris Sader Environmental artist and Gudrun Keszöcze, Naturalist.

Cost: Tiered ticket pricing, $35/$45/$55. Partial Scholarships available

 

Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1, Parker Reed Shelter, 1107 West Old Town Road, Old Town, Maine 04468

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School Programs and Field Trips

Field trips & service learning projects use Hirundo’s natural communities. These programs are based on STEM curriculum and accommodate students of all different learning styles. Programs are available at grade levels (K-8). Learn More. 

Senior Tours

Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, located in Old Town, Maine, is now scheduling guided senior tours for Summer and Fall. Specially trained docents will lead the tours to provide a friendly welcome and interesting information and to oversee the comfort and safety of the tour participants. Learn More.