Things to Do Outdoors, June 11

Posted June 10, 2011, at 7:31 p.m.

CASTINE, Maine — Perch yourself on Guildive every Sunday and sail over to Holbrook Island Cove to admire migrating birds. A naturalist guides each trip for sightings that may include bald eagles, osprey, cormorants and many others. Come to 15 Sea St.; bring binoculars. Available to five passengers each week. Trips include refreshments and return to Castine in time for lunch. $45 per person. Call 701-1421 or visit www.guildivecruises.com for information.

CAMDEN, Maine — Karin Wittman of Searsmont will present an illustrated talk on Iceland and its approach to global climate change at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Camden Public Library. Wittman was a guest faculty member at Solheimar Ecovillage in Iceland and a faculty member with the Center for Ecological Living and Learning. She has taught university experiential expedition education programs for CELL and the Audubon Expedition Institute for the last 10 years and has traveled throughout North America with student groups.

CAMDEN, Maine — Thorfinn Expeditions will hold a Stand Up Paddle Board Demo Day on Sunday, June 12, at Camden Snow Bowl on Hosmer Pond. Thorfinn staff will teach participants about gear, technique and safety skills. Hourlong sessions will be led 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Preregister for a time slot; space is limited to six participants.

A few fun, short races start at 4 p.m. If you have a board, bring it. Prizes will be awarded for first to finish and best wipeout. For information and to register, email info@thorfinnexpeditions.com.

LUBEC, Maine — Downeast Coastal Conservancy free bird walk 9 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at Mowry Beach. Join birder Jennifer Multhopp for a walk along DCC’s beach and the boardwalk trail to encounter warblers, sparrows and other songsters, and shorebirds as well. Bring binoculars. Two spotting scopes available. Meet at parking lot end of Pleasant Street, adjacent to water treatment plant, in Lubec.

For more information call DCC office, 255-4500 or email heather@downeastcoastalconservancy.org

HOLDEN, Maine — Forage for wild mushrooms with Greg Marley, founder of Mushrooms for Health, author of “Mushrooms for Health; Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi” and “Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares; The Love, Lore and Mystique of Mushrooms” at Fields Pond Audubon Center on Sunday, June 12. Bring lunch and come prepared for a hike. $45 Audubon members, $50 nonmembers. Advance registration, payment required, call 989-2591.

HOLDEN, Maine — Moonlight canoe paddle on Fields Pond at Audubon Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14. $5 a person with own canoe or kayak; $10 for rental canoe with life jacket and paddles. Advance registration and payment necessary, call 989-2591. Float along the shore as waning day becomes moonlit night. Heavy rain or thunder would cancel trip, and payment would be refunded.

OLD TOWN, Maine — Canoe and kayak races on Penobscot River near Old Town Airport with registration at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 11, during Canoe Hullabaloo Canoe-Kayak Race. Races begin at 10 a.m. Preregistration is $16, or $18 day of race, $15 for age 16 and under and high school challenge. T-shirts for first 50 registrants. Breakfast available — fee charged — beginning at 7 a.m. Contact Doris Seger at 827-2829 or 827-6057 for information or check www.rivercoalition.org.

SEBEC, Maine — Annual Three Rivers Kiwanis Sebec River Canoe and Kayak Race on June 18. Racing and recreational classes include single kayaks and single canoes for men or women, two-man and two-woman canoes, mixed doubles (man and woman) canoes, and Junior-Senior Challenge. Other MACKRO classes include Class I Racing Kayak, Class II Recreational Kayak, Class III Racing Canoe, Class IV Recreational Canoe. Registration 9-9:45 a.m. near the start at Sebec Dam in Sebec Village. Registration $15 a person. Shuttle service available after race on request. For information and preregistration, contact Bobby Ellison 943-2317 or cell phone 279-0481 or www.ThreeRiversKiwanis.org.

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