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Chainsaw Safety Level II

By hvnc on Oct. 20, 2013, at 9:15 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Rd, Jefferson, Maine For more information: Andy McEvoy; 200-8840; hvnc.org Chainsaw Safety Level II is designed to give students more practice felling trees in an applied setting. Students are expected to be familiar and …

Race Thru the Woods

By hvnc on Sept. 25, 2013, at 12:56 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 9 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Rd, Jefferson, Maine For more information: Andy McEvoy; 200-8840; hvnc.org Explore the beautiful mix of single and double-track trails over rolling terrain in this challenging race course. Enjoy hot food around the fire pit …

Women and Their Woods

By hvnc on Sept. 25, 2013, at 12:46 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Rd, Jefferson, Maine For more information: Andy McEvoy; 200-8840; hvnc.org Increasingly, women are taking on the responsibilities for forest management and planning. Whether you work for a conservation organization, a municipality, or manage your …

Chainsaw Safety Course

By hvnc on Sept. 25, 2013, at 12:37 p.m.
This one-and-a-half day course is designed for beginners. Most participants have little or no experience with a chainsaw, though this course is also an effective refresher for more experienced individuals who have developed some bad habits with a saw. This is the gateway course to learning more advanced practices. The …

Nature Center offers Mushroom Workshop

By hvnc on Aug. 18, 2013, at 10:50 a.m.
Most people interested in learning to collect and identify mushrooms are driven more by a hunger for their great edible potential than curiosity about their ecology. Maine’s wild mushrooms offer a great opportunity to sustainably collect world-class gourmet edible mushrooms as you enjoy a walk through the woods and fields. …

Nature Center Hosts Bat Talk

By hvnc on July 19, 2013, at 11:56 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Rd, Jefferson, Maine For more information: Codey; 200-8840; hvnc.org The picture is bleak right now for bats in Maine and across the country. It’s expected that the little brown bat will be extinct in …

Nature Center Offers Timber Frame Workshop

By hvnc on July 10, 2013, at 1:16 p.m.
Learn timber framing basics in a hands-on setting where participants will experience the entire process from felling the trees to the finished product in this 4-day workshop. Timber framing will be taught by Bob Lear, who has 24 years of timber framing experience. Program cost is $450 for HVNC, SWOAM …

Local Music Extravaganza

By hvnc on June 12, 2013, at 11:56 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Sheepscot General, 98 Townhouse Rd, Whitefield, Maine For more information: Hidden Valley Nature Center; 200-8840; hvnc.org To benefit Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. Come hear some fine music. Local musicians Dan Townsend, Pixie Laure, Chris Simpson, John Pranio, Toki …

Timberframe Workshop for High School Students

By hvnc on May 25, 2013, at 12:40 p.m.
Hidden Valley Nature Center has received a grant to support a timber framing workshop for high school students. Learn timber framing basics in a hands-on setting where participants will experience the entire process from felling the trees to the finished product in this 4-day workshop. No previous experience necessary. There …

Bird Walk at Hidden Valley Nature Center

By hvnc on April 24, 2013, at 11:18 a.m.
Saturday, May 25, 2013 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Rd, Jefferson, Maine For more information: Codey; 207-200-8840; hvnc.org Join Mike Fahey for a bird walk with a focus on early nesters and migrants. We’ll cover the bog, counting on breeding Canada Warblers, then …

Wildflower Walk at Hidden Valley Nature Center

By hvnc on April 24, 2013, at 11:15 a.m.
Friday, May 17, 2013 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Location: Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Rd, Jefferson, Maine For more information: Codey Brown; 207-200-8840; hvnc.org Wanda Garland will lead a wildflower walk, exploring the bog and more. Wanda is a botanist, photographer, and long-time educator who aims to encourage …

Hidden Valley Nature Center Offers Recreational and Multi-Use Trails Workshop

By hvnc on March 18, 2013, at 11:43 a.m.
Friday, April 12, 2013 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Rd, Jefferson, Maine For more information: Codey Brown; 200-8840; hvnc.org Designed for Land Trusts, Nature Centers, Private Landowners and more. Program Objectives: • Provide overview of issues relating to siting, building, and maintaining recreational …

Chainsaw Safety Class at HVNC

By hvnc on Feb. 25, 2013, at 9:12 a.m.
Two day class (April 21 & 28)for those new to chainsaws, especially designed for women who want to use chainsaws for firewood, tree felling, brush cutting, carpentry, etc. Day one starts inside with topics including an overview of chainsaw nomenclature and safety features, saw chain filing, the saw tooth, light …

Timberframe Class at HVNC

By hvnc on Feb. 18, 2013, at 9:53 a.m.
Four day Timber Frame class at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Learn the basics of post and beam construction, starting with standing trees and ending with a finished handsome and rugged small building. Co-sponsored by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association which offers some scholarships (amarshall@mofga.org). Program cost is $500 …

Full Moon Hike and Owl Prowl

By hvnc on Feb. 11, 2013, at 3:42 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Rd, Jefferson, Maine For more information: Codey Brown; 200-8840; hvnc.org Join naturalist Lynne Flaccus for an owl prowl under the full moon. Lynne will lead a short hike to call, look, and listen for …

Nature center to host Winter Camping Skills Workshop in March

By hvnc on Dec. 14, 2012, at 5:50 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 2013 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Rd, Jefferson, Maine For more information: David Butler; 877-632-2663; canoemaine.com JEFFERSON, Maine — A Winter Camping Skills Workshop will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at Hidden Valley Nature Center. Learn how …

Nature center to host Winter Camping Skills Workshop in February

By hvnc on Dec. 14, 2012, at 5:47 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Rd, Jefferson, Maine For more information: David Butler; 877-632-2663; canoemaine.com JEFFERSON, Maine — A Winter Camping Skills Workshop will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Hidden Valley Nature Center. Learn how …

Nature center to host Winter Camping Skills Workshop Jan. 26

By hvnc on Dec. 14, 2012, at 5:45 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Rd, Jefferson, Maine For more information: David Butler; 877-632-2663; canoemaine.com JEFFERSON, Maine — A Winter Skills Camping Workshop will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Hidden Valley Nature Center. Learn how …
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Nature center to host Winter Camping Skills Workshop Jan. 12

By hvnc on Dec. 14, 2012, at 5:42 p.m.
  JEFFERSON, Maine — A Winter Camping Skills Workshop will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, at Hidden Valley Nature Center. Learn how to enjoy all that winter has to offer while staying comfortable in the outdoors. Topics covered will include winter safety, travel, food, shelter and clothing. The workshop will …

Nature center offers Introduction to Winter Camping course in March

By hvnc on Dec. 14, 2012, at 5:36 p.m.
JEFFERSON, Maine — An Introduction to Winter Camping course will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, March 1 through 1 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Hidden Valley Nature Center. This course will provide information about the skills needed to maximize a winter camping experience. Fees are $125, $100 nature center …
 
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