Articles by Gudrun Keszöcze

 
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“Breathe in Spring”- Introduction to Qui Gong at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

By Gudrun Keszöcze on May 15, 2015, at 11:22 p.m.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1 Route 43, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Shiwa Noh will guide you through simple but very effective Qi-gong exercises, breathing deep, absorbing all the vibrant energy from the nature during this introductory …
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Early Birding by Canoe – Breakfast, Talk & Paddle at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

By Gudrun Keszöcze on May 15, 2015, at 11:15 p.m.
Saturday, May 23, 2015 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1 Route 43, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Explore Local Environments Series, Part I Story continues below advertisement. Join Rad Mayfield for an introduction to birds frequenting Hirundo over breakfast followed by a …
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Spring Photography Workshop with place-based photographer Roger Merchant

By Gudrun Keszöcze on May 06, 2015, at 7:36 a.m.
Saturday, May 16, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1 Route 43, Old Town, ME For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Grab your camera and join us for a morning workshop with place-based photographer Roger Merchant. This introductory workshop will focus on wildflowers and trees in …
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Spring Photography Workshop with place-based photographer Roger Merchant

By Gudrun Keszöcze on May 04, 2015, at 5:04 p.m.
Saturday, May 16, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1 Route 43, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org “Grab your camera and join us for a morning workshop with place-based photographer Roger Merchant. This introductory workshop will focus on wildflowers and trees in …
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MOTHER’S ON THE WATER

By Gudrun Keszöcze on May 04, 2015, at 5:01 p.m.
Sunday, May 10, 2015 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 35 Hudson Road (Gate 3), Alton , Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Do you want to make this Mother’s Day special? Give the Mother in your life a special treat! This is an all adult women …
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Woodcock Walk at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

By Gudrun Keszöcze on May 04, 2015, at 4:58 p.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1 Route 43, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Follow the peent of the Woodcock, the “little lover of the swamps or bogs”.Story continues below advertisement. You know spring arrived when you hear the …
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FrogWatch USA Monitor Training

By Gudrun Keszöcze on April 24, 2015, at 10:41 a.m.
Monday, May 4, 2015 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Bangor Land Trust, 8 Harlow St #4b , Bangor, Maine For more information: 2079449249; hirundomaine.org Old Town/Bangor- Do You Love Frogs? Want to Take Care of them and Help them? Hirundo Wildlife Refuge & FrogWatch USA are looking for volunteers. …
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Maple flowers - harbinger of Spring

Celebrate Spring !

By Gudrun Keszöcze on April 24, 2015, at 10:26 a.m.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Old Town Museum, 353 Main Street in Old Town (opposite the USW – United Steelworkers Local 80 building), Old Town, Maine For more information: 2073942171; hirundomaine.org Old Town – Hirundo Wildlife Refuge in collaboration with the Old Town Museum & …
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Hirundo Wildlife Refuge Trail Day

By Gudrun Keszöcze on April 08, 2015, at 1:11 p.m.
Saturday, April 25, 2015 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1 Hudson Road (Rt.43), Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Old Town/Alton – After a long snowy winter the trails are ready for their annual Spruce-Up, and there is much to do. Join us, …
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Beyond the Backyard – Introduction to Birding II

By Gudrun Keszöcze on April 08, 2015, at 12:56 p.m.
Saturday, April 25, 2015 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1 Hudson Road (Rt.43), Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Old Town – Have you ever wondered how to identify a bird you have just seen? Do birding field guides confuse rather than inform …
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Beyond the Backyard – Introduction to Birding I

By Gudrun Keszöcze on April 08, 2015, at 12:51 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 2015 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1 Hudson Road (Rt.43), Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Old Town – Have you ever wondered how to identify a bird you have just seen? Do birding field guides confuse rather than inform …
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Winter Family Day at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

By Gudrun Keszöcze on Jan. 26, 2015, at 9:29 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 35 Hudson Rd, Alton/Old Town, Maine For more information: 2073942171; hirundomaine.org Alton/Old TownStory continues below advertisement. Hirundo Wildlife Refuge’s Winter Family Day on February 8, offers a great line-up of programs and activities for all ages and …
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University of Maine Green Team members gathered to pass on the gift of $160. Pictured from left to right Gloria Vollmers, Treasurer, Hirundo Wildlife Trust, Jayson Peltier (Philanthropy Chair), Paige Theberge (member),  Gwen Walsh (Social Chair), and  handing over the check is Sabrina Vivian (President).

Green Team

By Gudrun Keszöcze on Jan. 22, 2015, at 8:26 a.m.
The University of Maine GREEN TEAM holds cookies sale in support of Hirundo Wildlife Refuge Green Team members have shown their commitment of support through trail work, representing the Refuge at the UMaine Homecoming at the Hirundo table and their recent cookie sale. It came as a surprise to all …
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RESCHEDULED- Cross-country Ski Clinic II at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

By Gudrun Keszöcze on Jan. 06, 2015, at 8:37 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1 Hudson Road (Rt.43), Old Town/Alton, Maine For more information: 2073942171 Come and celebrate Great Maine Outdoor Weekend! Bring your success story, questions and concerns about your ski practice to this cross-county ski clinic with Maine …
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Winter Family Day at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

By Gudrun Keszöcze on Jan. 02, 2015, at 3:44 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1 Hudson Road (Rt.43), Old Town/Alton, ME For more information: 2073942171; hirundomaine.org Winter Family Day offers a great line-up of activities for all ages and abilities. As promised back in 2015, Hirundo’s 50 year anniversary:SONG IN …
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Ground Hog Day Celebration at Hirundo – “Finding Penobscot Phyllis”

By Gudrun Keszöcze on Jan. 02, 2015, at 3:36 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1 Hudson Road (Rt.43), Old Town/Alton, ME For more information: 2073942171; hirundomaine.org Since we did not have much luck finding Phyllis, the worlds only female groundhog weather prognosticator, last year, we are looking again in 2015. …
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Cross-country Ski Clinic I at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

By Gudrun Keszöcze on Jan. 02, 2015, at 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1 Hudson Road (Rt.43), Old Town/Alton, ME For more information: 2073942171; hirundomaine.org Would you like to shorten the winter doldrums? Learn the Basics of Cross Country ski technique to explore the various trails. Maine Master Guide …
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Snowshoe through the Refuge

By Gudrun Keszöcze on Jan. 02, 2015, at 3:28 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1 Hudson Road (Rt.43), Old Town/Alton, Maine For more information: 2073942171; hirundomaine.org Enjoy nature, get a workout and practice your snowshoe skills before the biathlon on February 8. Meet at the Parker Reed shelter. Suggested donation …
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Winter Ecology at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

By Gudrun Keszöcze on Jan. 02, 2015, at 3:25 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1 Hudson Road (Rt.43), Old Town, Maine For more information: 2073942171; hirundomaine.org Join wildlife ecologist Bucky Owen, as he snowshoes or walks along a section of Hirundo’s seven-mile trail system, speaks about the seasonal animal and …
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Hirundo Wildlife Refuge: Christmas Bird Count

By Gudrun Keszöcze on Dec. 09, 2014, at 2:50 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1 Hudson Road (Rt.43), Old Town/Alton, ME For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Hirundo joins the annual Orono-Old Town Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, Dec. 20. beginning at 8AM. Meet at the Parker Reed shelter in the …