OLD TOWN — Hirundo and the seventh grade of Leonard Middle School invites all to watch the annual Geminid Meteror Showers at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Every year in December, Earth crosses the orbital path of the asteroid 3200 Phaethon. Some of its debris, which burns up in… Read More
    Enjoy gentle Pushaw Stream during the early evening hours. Life jackets, paddles and canoes provided. Bring long-sleeved shirt or lightweight jacket and pant and a flashlight. Meet in parking area at HWR Gate 3 (35 Hudson Rd, Alton) Click here  Location Map Registration requested, call… Read More
    ALTON — End the weekend with a paddle on Pushaw Stream. Naturalist will provide information about local wildlife in and around Pushaw Stream and Hirundo. Life jackets, paddles and canoes provided. Dress for the weather. Meet in parking area at HWR Gate 3 (35 Hudson Rd,… Read More
    Take the first steps towards a safe meal from the forest by learning how to identify mushrooms properly. During this workshop Seanna Annis (State Mycologist), will introduce key elements of mushroom identification, take you on a foray and help you identify the collected specimens. Read More
    This workshop combines a inspirational nature walk with creating your personalized  garden containers. No experience necessary. Materials provided. Reserve your space by registering by Thursday, September 14, 2017   Register here Price: Members $15, Non-members $20 What to bring: A vessel with the shape you… Read More
    The Perseid Meteor Shower is among the best meteor showers during the year with 50+ meteors per hour. The greatest number of meteors occur in the morning of August 12. Join us, behind the Emera Astronomy Center in Orono, to watch this annual spectacle on August 11th or… Read More
    Enjoy the gentle waters of Pushaw Stream and its nocturnal inhabitants. Canoes, life jackets and paddles are provided. Bring long-sleeved shirt or lightweight jacket and pant. Meet in parking area at HWR Gate 3 (35 Hudson Rd, Alton) Registration requested, call 394.2171 by August 5th. Suggested… Read More
    Take a 1-hour trip into the world of spiders with your guide, Donne Sinderson. No experience necessary but curiosity required. Donne is an amateur arachnologist and Maine Master Naturalist, that started learning about spiders four years ago. She will introduce the different types of spiders,… Read More
    End Father’s Day with a special paddle along Pushaw Stream in Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Listen to the evening call of the birds and watch the local, nocturnal wildlife as it begins it’s “day”. All canoeing gear provided. Bring water, a snack. We recommend you bring a hat and… Read More
    Instead of paddling along Pushaw Stream to the Penobscot River, Hirundo Wildlife Refuge will be exploring new shores in its annual paddle, on Saturday, July 8 (rain date July 9). Event runs from 2:30 to approx. 7:30 pm, with 3+ hours paddling time. No canoe experiences… Read More
    Rad Mayfield will guide the group along Pushaw Stream to take inventory of feathered migrants. It all begins with a brief introduction on migratory birds over breakfast. We will take two 28’foot canoes (seat 12 persons each) to explore the shores of Pushaw Stream. Time permitting will take… Read More
    You never strapped on snowshoes before and are curious how it all works? Sign up for this two hour session and explore the Refuge with the Hirundo’s naturalist. Limited number of adult and children snowshoes available. Call 207-394-2171 for reservations by Saturday, January 14. Cost:… Read More
    Ornaments by Nature – Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 2-5 pm Join us for a discovery walk collecting materials and exploring the Refuge. We take found treasures to the shelter to craft them into seasonal ornaments. Dress warm, bring a flashlight and a friend. All ages… Read More
    Full Moon Paddle – Sunday, November 13, 2016 – 3 pm The last Full Moon paddle of the season. Pushaw Stream is a flat water stream with a slow moving current, making it ideal for beginners. Bring a friend, a flashlight and dress warm and explore… Read More
    Halloween at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 2 -5 pm Old Town/Alton Halloween at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, October 29, 2016, 2 -5 pm. Program includes nature-based craft including building and raising a share crow. Spider Walk with Donne Sinderson and Trunk… Read More
    Saturday, October 29, 2016, 2 -5 pm. Program Saturday afternoon program offers nature-based craft including building and raising a share crow. A Spider Walk with Donne Sinderson and Trunk & Treat in the Pine Tree Parking Area with the Montessori School. Bring your decorated trunk and join the… Read More
    Explore Pushaw Stream by moonlight! September’s Full Moon is also called the Harvest Moon. In China September 15-17, 2016 is the time of the Mid-Autumn or Moon Festival, celebrated with Moon Cakes. Bring flashlight and meet at Gate 3, 35 Hudson Rd. Alton. Reservation requested call… Read More