Articles by hvnc
By hvnc on Dec. 14, 2012, at 5:32 p.m.
JEFFERSON, Maine — An Introduction to Winter Camping course is offered at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, through 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Hidden Valley Nature Center. The course will provide information about the skills needed to maximize a winter camping experience. Fees are $125, $100 nature center members. …
By hvnc on Dec. 14, 2012, at 5:29 p.m.
JEFFERSON, Maine — An Introduction to Winter Camping course is offered at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, through 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at Hidden Valley Nature Center. The course will provide information about the skills needed to maximize a winter camping experience. Fees are $125, $100 nature center members. …
By hvnc on Dec. 11, 2012, at 3 p.m.
JEFFERSON, Maine – Hidden Valley Nature Center will host a cross-country skiing and shooting race for youth and adults 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the center, with events for all ages. A mandatory shooting and gun safety clinic will be conducted 9-11 a.m. Guns will be provided. A …
By hvnc on Oct. 31, 2012, at 3:59 p.m.
Maine Master Naturalist Jason Chandler will lead a walk to explore the landscape of Hidden Valley Nature Center with an eye to the past. What does a large basal scar on a 100 year old oak tree tell us? What evidence of fire might we uncover? When and how was …
By hvnc on Oct. 31, 2012, at 3:56 p.m.
Join several Maine Master Naturalist graduates as they explore the trails at HVNC for lichens, those unique organisms consisting of a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and alga, a photosynthetic partner. Lichens occur in some of the most extreme environments on earth. However, they are also abundant on leaves and …
By hvnc on Oct. 31, 2012, at 3:51 p.m.
Take a walk with Maine Master Naturalist Volunteer Jason Chandler as we explore the landscape of Hidden Valley Nature Center for wild edible plants. Possible finds include pine, acorns, cattails, Solomon’s seal, wild carrot, and others. The fall landscape of Maine holds much that can help us, including many plants …
By hvnc on Oct. 06, 2012, at 5:50 p.m.
Explore the bog and surrounding woods for fall migrants and early winter residents with accomplished birder Mike Fahay, known for his wonderful bird photos. Suggested donation is $5.
By hvnc on Sept. 20, 2012, at 4:10 p.m.
Chuck Dinsmore will guide hikers along the trails at Hidden Valley Nature Center. Chuck knows the extensive trails well and will venture into new territory for most participants. The hike will be at a moderate pace, covering 3-4 miles.
By hvnc on Sept. 14, 2012, at 4:44 p.m.
“Race thru the Woods” at Hidden Valley Nature Center. 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 after the race. Registration fee is $30.00 ($40 after 10/1/12) – free for HVNC members. All proceeds …
By hvnc on Sept. 11, 2012, at 12:11 p.m.
Join us for an open house including the raising of timber frame on site, African drumming performance, forestry tour, bog boardwalk tour and many activities for the family. Free to the public.
By hvnc on Sept. 05, 2012, at 1:21 p.m.
Women and the Woods is a day long workshop, co-sponsored by MOFGA and Maine Farmland Trust. The program is designed to inform and inspire women woodland owners on the care and management of their forestland. Fee is $50 and includes lunch.
By hvnc on Aug. 29, 2012, at 1:50 p.m.
The new 220 foot long boardwalk provides access to the wonderful wilderness of the bog. But without an expert, it is easy to miss many of the treasures and secrets held by the bog. Dr. Robert Zottoli is a retired Biology Professor from Fitchburg University in Massachusetts, and he will …
By hvnc on Aug. 16, 2012, at 4:12 p.m.
Join Gary Hayward for a brisk walk along 7+ miles of the half marathon trail at the nature center.
By hvnc on Aug. 16, 2012, at 4:09 p.m.
Join graduates of the Maine Master Naturalist Program for a guided nature hike at HVNC.
By hvnc on July 25, 2012, at 5:49 p.m.
Insects in the order Odonata (damselflies and dragonflies) are a conspicuous and ecologically important component of Maine’s wildlife diversity. Come listen to an outdoor lecture on the basic biology of Maine’s own damsels and dragons and learn to catch and identify a few of the preserve’s late summer flying species …
By hvnc on July 18, 2012, at 5:49 p.m.
The United Nations has called 2012 the “Year of the Bat” and there couldn’t be a better time to learn about our winged allies. Bats are the most misunderstood and most under-appreciated creature on the planet. Annie Kassler’s presentation will shine light on how essential bats are to our native …
By hvnc on July 05, 2012, at 12:48 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. Timber framing will be taught in a four-day class by Bob Lear, who has 24 years of timber framing experience. Program cost is $450 for HVNC, SWOAM …
By hvnc on June 25, 2012, at 9:45 a.m.
Join graduates of Maine Master Naturalist Program as they lead you on an exploration of HVNC – trees, flowers, wetlands, mosses, ferns, lichens and more.
By hvnc on June 04, 2012, at 1:26 p.m.
Come hear some fine music and support Hidden Valley Nature Center. Local musicians Dan Townsend, Pixie Laure, Chris Simpson, John Pranio, Toki Oshima, Jamie Oshima and Bertie Koller will play their hearts out. Outside in the field. Food and drinks available from Sheepscot General or BYO. $10 adults. Rain date …
By hvnc on June 04, 2012, at 12:56 p.m.
Guided hike led by Master Naturalist Volunteer Chuck Dinsmore. Moderate hike 2-4 miles. No need for reservation. Just show up!