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Winter Ecology Series for 2012

Turkey Track
Turkey Track
Posted Jan. 02, 2012, at 10:55 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 1 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 15 Hudson Road, Alton/Old Town, ME

For more information: Gudrun Keszöcze; 207 944 9259; hirundomaine.org

Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is pleased to announce its Winter Ecology Series of free,family-oriented events. Beginning on Sunday, January 8 you will learn how to ‘Identify Animal Tracks’, hone your skills in ‘Winter Tree Identification’ (February 19) and listen to the calls of Barred or Screech Owl during the ‘Owl Walk’ (March 7). Our heated shelter, at Lac D’Or will be open at 12 pm /5:30 pm. So bring a lunch/snack and meet others prior to the walk. Event will start a 1 pm and 6 pm respectively, and last for 1.5 hours.

Meet at the Parker Reed shelter in the Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Take Gate 1 and follow the dirt road for ~1/2 mile to the Pine Tree parking lot. The shelter is further on the left. Reservations and cancellations requested, call 207-944-9259. Event is free and open to all ages. Suggested donations are $4 for adults, school-aged children are free. For more information, visit our website www.hirundomaine.org

Come and join wildlife ecologist Bucky Owen, on January 8, as he travels along a section of Hirundo’s seven-mile trail system, speaks about the seasonal animal and plant adaptation, and looks for animal tracks. On February 19, you will get to practice Winter Tree Identification using twigs and other clues, when you examine Hirundo’s varied forest communities with Steven Sader, from the School of Forest Resource at University of Maine. Mark your calendar for the Winter Ecology series third outing on March 7. Paul Markson introduces you to animal’s nighttime activities at Hirundo during his Owl Walk.

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