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:

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, January 24, 2018:  1:30 pm Old Town House Park, North Yarmouth: Curriculum:  tracks and winter woods. Volunteer leader: Karen Massey

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 1:30 pm. Rines Forest property,  Cumberland. Curriculum: winter trees. Volunteer leader: Karen Herold

Tentative schedule:

March 28 Bradbury to Pineland Corridor/ Bradbury Mtn, Pownal: hawk watch. Karen Massey

April 25 Knights Pond/Blueberry Hill: vernal pools, ephemerals. Karen Herold

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

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

July 25 Lanes Island? With MCHT? Shorelines. Karen Massey

Aug 22 Farwell Forest, Cumberland: natural communities. Karen Herold

Sept 26 Sabbathday Lake, New Gloucester: mushrooms, wildflowers. Karen Massey

Oct 24 Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth: seasonal change. Karen Herold

Nov 28 Sandy Point Beach, Yarmouth: geology. Karen Massey

Dec 19 Rines Forest, Cumberland: ice. Karen Herold