Get Out! Nature Walks

Get Out! Nature Walks are volunteer-led regular trips with trained master naturalists and other skilled volunteer leaders. Join us for a well-planned, no cost, guided adventure. Once-per-month on Wednesdays (usually), always free (unless park fees); rain, snow, or shine. Check our detailed schedule (below) for specifics or updates. Our program is jointly offered by both the Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust and the Royal River Conservation Trust. Our nature walks are at preserves in the Towns of Chebeague Island, Cumberland, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Pownal, New Gloucester, Durham, or anywhere else we decide to roam.

Be mindful of the weather, and dress accordingly. Bring appropriate gear, snacks and a thermos or water bottle. Check back here for any updates or changes. Nature walks typically involve getting on our knees with a hand lens,

or standing still for ten minutes craning up at a treetop. Trips are great for kids, but inappropriate for folks under age 6. Our curriculum is targeted at adults and engaged youth. Because the purpose is nature observation, we ask that dogs do not join us.

The trips are volunteer led. Staff might be in the office or reachable with information if you are running late or need better driving directions, but our primary liaison between volunteer leaders and trip members is this email: thundersnow6@gmail.com

Our program is popular for new residents, neighbors, or folks of all ages who want to get to know our organizations and explore new preserves.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018:  1:30 pm. Knight’s Pond/Blueberry Hill, meet at the VERY VERY END of Greeley Road Extension, Cumberland Center (continue 1/4 mile on Greeley Rd Ext past the Preserves new parking lot).  Curriculum:  vernal pools, ephemerals. Karen Herold.  Please wear boots for mud. If you have binoculars, do bring them. We love dogs, but please don’t bring yours on the nature walk because we hope to see wildlife. For questions, message Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust on Facebook, or email thundersnow6@gmail.com.

May 23 Intervale: wild leeks, ferns, ephemerals. Karen Massey

June 27 Waterfall Trail: stream life, ferns. Karen Herold

July 18 Chebeague Island tide pools, 9 am (8 am ferry) with MCHT’s Caitlin Gerber

Aug 22 Farwell Forest: natural communities. Karen Herold

Sept 26 Sabbathday Lake: mushrooms, wildflowers. Karen Massey

Oct 24 Skyline Farm: seasonal change. Karen Herold

Nov 28 Sandy Point Beach: geology. Karen Massey

Dec 19 Rines Forest: ice. Karen Herold

 

 

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