Articles by Gudrun Keszöcze

 
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Full Moon Paddle at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

By Gudrun Keszöcze on Sept. 14, 2016, at 10:39 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 35 Hudson Road, Alton, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org 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 …
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Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is a Finalist and Needs Your Vote for the People’s Choice Award

By Gudrun Keszöcze on Aug. 23, 2016, at 10:03 a.m.
The Larouche family of Hirundo Wildlife Refuge (HWR) in Old Town is one of five finalists for the annual People’s Choice Award of the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM). NRCM is Maine’s largest environmental organization. Several generations of the Larouche family acquired more than 2400 acres in Old Town, …
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Sunday afternoon Family Paddle

By Gudrun Keszöcze on Aug. 11, 2016, at 2:34 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 35 Hudson Road, Alton, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Bring your children or yourself for a paddle on the flat waters of Pushaw Stream. We provide the equipment. Canoeing instruction provided, if needed. Reservation requested, call …
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Cancelled – Family Day “All ’bout Fish” at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

By Gudrun Keszöcze on Aug. 11, 2016, at 2:32 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 1107 West Old Town Road, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Summer Family Day has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.Story continues below advertisement. Do join us for other family friendly programs Full Moon …
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Beautiful in pink

Full Moon Paddle

By Gudrun Keszöcze on Aug. 11, 2016, at 2:27 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 35 Hudson Road, Alton, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Watch the eagle at its evening roost, the beavers going about the nightly business and listen to the sounds of the dark. Meet at Gate 3 (35 …
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Pushaw to Penobscot Paddlers

“Pushaw to Penobscot – A Paddle through Time” – Canoe Trip with cultural and ecological focus

By Gudrun Keszöcze on June 27, 2016, at 12:50 p.m.
Saturday, July 16, 2016 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 1107 West Old Town Road, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Last year canoe trip was a great success! All participants enjoyed the 10-mile downstream paddle and stops along the way. Many people remained on …
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Full Moon Paddle

By Gudrun Keszöcze on May 16, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.
Friday, May 20, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 1107 West Old Town Road, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Almost silently the canoes move along Pushaw Stream, moon beams ripple on the water and nocturnal animals move about. Pushaw Stream is a flat …
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Birding by Canoe & Breakfast

By Gudrun Keszöcze on May 16, 2016, at 2:41 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 1107 West Old Town Road, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Old Town / Alton– Share breakfast casseroles, coffee & your questions with Rad Mayfield and then set out in 28-foot canoes along Pushaw Stream …
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Blue-headed vireo, a common forest bird with a big voice.

Bio-Blitz with Stillwater Montessori at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

By Gudrun Keszöcze on April 23, 2016, at 1:26 a.m.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 4 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 1107 West Old Town Road, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Join the Montessori students at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge during this Bio-Blitz, a survey of bird species and aquatic macro invertebrates. Brian Olsen will explain …
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Annual Trail Day at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

By Gudrun Keszöcze on April 22, 2016, at 8:33 p.m.
Saturday, April 30, 2016 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 1107 West Old Town Road, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Bring a friend, loppers or a handsaw and pitch in clearing trails. We have quite a bit of blow-downs along along the Pond and …
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Trail Work Opportunity

By Gudrun Keszöcze on April 05, 2016, at 10:21 p.m.
Saturday, April 9, 2016 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 1107 West Old Town Road, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Join us for a couple of hours, clearing trails, cleaning flower beds and lend a hand at other tasks. Thank you! Call 207-394-2171 if …
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“Beyond the Backyard”- Introduction to Birding I & II

By Gudrun Keszöcze on March 30, 2016, at 11:16 a.m.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.Saturday, April 23, 2016 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Orono Library, 39 Pine St, Orono, ME For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Local bird guide Paul Markson will call on his 30+ years of bird watching experience to discuss local bird habitats, …
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Fiddleheads of Ostrich fern & Wild Leeks

By Gudrun Keszöcze on March 24, 2016, at 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 16, 2016 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 1107 West Old Town Road, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Old Town – Springtime in Maine is synonymous with Fiddleheads and Dandelion Greens. While dandelions are easily recognized, identifying the correct fern fiddlehead, among …
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Maple flowers

Garden Seminar & Silent Auction

By Gudrun Keszöcze on March 24, 2016, at 3:51 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Old Town Museum , 353 Main Street , Old Town , Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Old Town – Hirundo Wildlife Refuge in collaboration with the Old Town Museum and UMaine Cooperative Extension cordially invite you to a Garden …
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Rescheduled – Winter Family Day at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

By Gudrun Keszöcze on Jan. 30, 2016, at 5:57 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 1107 West Old Town Road, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Hirundo Wildlife Refuge’s Winter Family Day on February 13, offers a great line-up of programs and activities for all ages and abilities. Ultimate Dogsledding …
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Garden Seminar

By Gudrun Keszöcze on Jan. 29, 2016, at 12:55 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 1107 West Old Town Road, Old Town, Maine How to support native pollinators through planting native trees, shrubs and herbs is the focus of this program. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news …
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Taking a rest in the Parker Reed shelter

Winter Family Day at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

By Gudrun Keszöcze on Jan. 18, 2016, at 9:52 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 1107 West Old Town Road, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Alton/Old Town Hirundo Wildlife Refuge’s Winter Family Day has been rescheduled to on February 13, from 10 am – 3 pm, offers a great line-up …
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Snowshoe hare sculpture by Kris Hoffmann

Winter Family Day at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

By Gudrun Keszöcze on Jan. 11, 2016, at 5:53 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Route 43 – Gate 1, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Hirundo Wildlife Refuge’s Winter Family Day on lack-of-snow date February 13, offers a great line-up of programs and activities for all ages and abilities. …
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Finding signs of insects in winter...give it a try!

Let’s find insects! In winter?

By Gudrun Keszöcze on Jan. 11, 2016, at 4:46 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Route 43 – Gate 1, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org Insects like other members from the animal kingdom have different strategies to survive Maine’s cold winter. Join Nick Baron to find how they do …
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Christmas Bird Count at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

By Gudrun Keszöcze on Dec. 14, 2015, at 2:10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 1107 West Old Town Road, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; web@hirundomaine.org Hirundo joins the annual Orono-Old Town Christmas Bird Count. We will inventory along Pushaw Stream, along trails past Gate 6 and additional areas. Call …