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Your printable calendar of Gateway to Maine Outside Spring 2016 outings!

If you are interested in joining us on one, be sure to reserve your spot with the organization that is leading the outing.

 

 
July - September, 2016 - CFW's Summer Docent Tours!

Host: Center for Wildlife

When: Select Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays July - September, 2016 from 12 - 2 pm

Come visit the Center for Wildlife, attend a tour led by one of our wonderful docents, and pick up a gift in our docent station gift shop! $5 suggested donation for tours, visit thecenterforwildlife.org for docent dates and more information!

What: Tour
Where: Cape Neddick
Adventure level: Easy
 
August 27th, 2016 - Center for Wildlife's Volunteer Workday!

Host: Center for Wildlife

When: August 27th, 2016 from 1 to 4 pm

Come visit the Center for Wildlife and help us take care of our nonreleaseable animal ambassadors! Workday activities may include cleaning enclosures, gardening, and facilities maintenance. All community members are welcome to attend (those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Reservations are required, visit thecenterforwildlife.com FMI.

What: Volunteer Workday
Where: Cape Neddick
Adventure level: Moderate
 
September 10, 2016 - Turtle Trek at Bell Marsh Wetlands

Blanding's Turtle

Hosts: York Land Trust and Center for Wildlife

When: Saturday, September 10, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Follow wildlife experts from Center for Wildlife and learn about our restoration efforts to provide nesting habitat for endangered Blanding’s and Spotted Turtles on York Land Trust’s Bell Marsh Wetlands Preserve. Bring the family and touch a turtle up close. To register, click here. Visit York Land Trust’s website.

 

What: Outdoor Adventure
Where: York Adventure level: Easy
 
September 11th, 2016 - Wild Like Me! Center for Wildlife's Open House!

Host: Center for Wildlife

When: September 11th from 11am to 3pm

Come and visit the Center for Wildlife for our annual Open House! Get a behind the scenes look at wildlife rehabilitation on a tour of our baby bird room, and attend an educational program to learn about our wild neighbors and how we can help them! Join us and our community partners for face painting, crafts and activities, raffles, and much more! Suggested donation of $5 per person, please visit www.thecenterforwildlife.org FMI.

What: Open House
Where: Cape Neddick
Adventure level: Easy
 
September 13th, 2016 - Center for Wildlife and Lionstooth Wellness Present - Essential Oils 101: Animals, Plants, and Us!

Host: Center for Wildlife

When: September 13th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Join Center for Wildlife and Lion's Tooth Wellness to learn about essential oils! We'll discuss how EOs are made, the many ways our plants and animals use oils, and how we can benefit from them as well! We will learn how to use EOs safely, effectively, and respectfully, and all participants will leave with a simple, natural bug spray that we will make together! Suggested donation of $10 per person; visit www.thecenterforwildlife.org FMI.

What: Workshop
Where: Cape Neddick
Adventure level: Easy
 
Sept. 17, 2016 - Eyes Like a Hawk

Host: Mt. Agamenticus and the Center For Wildlife

When: Saturday, September 17th, 10:00am-12:00pm

Best bring your binocs for this one! Meet live raptors of the Center for Wildlife and learn about the annual migration (10-11am). Mt. A flyway viewing follows.

Suggested Donation: $7

Visitwww.thecenterforwildlife.org for more information.

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register

What: Outdoor Adventure
Where: Mt. Agamenticus Adventure level: Easy - No Hike
 
Sept 18, 2016 - Mount A TrailFest

Host: York Parks and Recreation and Mount A

When: Sunday, Sept. 18th 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join us at Mount A for a day of races, food, and fun! We are gearing up for the 2nd annual Mount A Trailfest! This is a trail run fundraiser celebrating trails, music, the outdoors, and of course - Mount A! And this year we certainly have cause for celebration as we plan to unveil the new Big A Universal Access Trail. FMI and to REGISTER for a race or to VOLUNTEER, visit Mount A TRAILFEST

 

What: Outdoor Adventure
Where: York Adventure level: Easy
 
Sept. 18, 2016 - From Land and Sea

Sunflowers and Cattle

Host: York Land Trust

When: Sunday, Sept. 18th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Celebrate community conservation while enjoying bountiful hors d'oeuvres from the area's best chefs, farmers and fishermen at York Land Trust's 6th Annual Benefit and Auction, From Land and Sea at York Golf and Tennis Club. $125/per person. Click here for more information and to register.

What:Benefit Event and Auction
Where: York Adventure level: Easy
 
Sept 25, 2016 - 4th Annual Fall Nature Fest with White Pine Programs

When: Sunday September 25th, 2016 from 1-4pm

Location: on the Green at Foster's Clambake York, Maine

click here - $25 for pre-purchase tickets or $30 at the door (under 21 are FREE)
An afternoon of fun for all ages! Games, wild-crafts, storytelling, exploration, food & music, demonstrations, silent auction & raffle. Craft Beer for the adults! Proceeds from this event will directly benefit White Pine Programs Scholarship Fund!

for more info www.whitepineprograms.org

What: Outdoor Adventure
Where: Foster's Clambake York, Maine Adventure level: Fun for ALL!
 
September 25, 2016 - York County Audubon Hawk ID Workshop

Red Tail Hawk

Host: York County Audubon and Mt. A

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 9-11:00 a.m.


York County Audubon and Mt. A will present a workshop in the Learning Lodge atop beautiful Mount Agamenticus. Katrina Fenton, a biologist and naturalist who has worked as a counter for raptor migration projects in Maine and New Hampshire will teach us about hawk migration and identification, as well as current ebird and hawk data. FMI, please click here.

 

What: Outdoor Adventure
Where: York Adventure level: Easy
 
October 15, 2016 - Young Forest Habitat Hike

New England Cottontail

Host: York Land Trust, Center For Wildlife, Forest Works!

When: Saturday, October 15, 2016,  10:00 a.m.- 12:00 pm

Join us and Center for Wildlife to learn why young forest habitat benefits so many species. Come pet Harry the Porcupine and see other animals like hawks and turtles and learn how habitat plays such an important role in supporting wildlife. To register, click here. Visit York Land Trust’s website.

What: Outdoor Adventure
Where: Meet at Highland Farm Preserve
Adventure Level: Moderate
 
June-September 2015 - CFW's Tuesday Summer Afternoon Tour Series!

Host: Center for Wildlife

When: Every Tuesday from June-September, 2-3 pm

Meet CFW educators and ambassadors under our outdoor educational pavilion and learn about the CFW’s history and mission, local wildlife, and what to look out for this season. Following the presentation, join us for a tour of our raptor enclosure and the chance to observe a baby bird feeding! Reservations required, please visit www.yorkcenterforwildlife.org/news.htm fmi!

What: Tour
Where: Cape Neddick
Adventure level: Easy
 
Dec. 19, 2016 - Christmas Bird Count

ducks

Host: York County Audubon

When: Monday, December 19, 2016 - All day

You're invited to help with the 117th annual Christmas Bird Count, either in the field or by monitoring the bird activity at your feeders, in your yard or at your favorite local spot. For more information and to visit York County Audubon's website, please click here.

What: Christmas Bird Count
Where: York County
Adventure level: Easy
 

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