Winter 2015 - StoryWalk at Mt. Agamenticus

winter story walk at Mount A

Host: Mt. Agamenticus Conservation Program

When: Winter 2015

The StoryWalkTM combines the benefits of physical activity, time outdoors in nature, literacy and family time by taking children's books and posting them, in pieces, along a hiking path.

Discover this winter’s NEW feature: “Stickeen”, by John Muir, as retold by Donnell Rubay and illustrated by Christopher Canyon.   To find the StoryWalkTM, start at the Mountain Road base parking area.  Follow the pages along the western side of the Ring Trail to Witch Hazel Trail and finish near the summit.

For questions or comments please contact: (207) 361-1102 or visit: Mount A.


What: Outdoor Adventure
Where: York Adventure level: Easy to Moderate
 
Apr. 10, 2015 - Cold Blooded Critters!


Host: Center for Wildlife

When: Friday, April 10th from 9:30-11am

Join CFW educators and ambassadors to learn about our cold blooded friends, their adaptations for survival, what they might be up to right now, and what we can do to help them. We'll even check out an active vernal pool to see if we can spot any spring activity! Open to all ages, recommended for 8-12 (with adults). There is a $5 suggested donation per person and reservations are required. Please visit www.yorkcenterforwildlife.org/news.htm!

What: Program and Walk
Where:Cape Neddick Adventure level: Easy
 
Apr. 12, 2015 - Nature’s Nesters!

Host: Center for Wildlife and Mount Agamenticus

When: Sunday, April 12th from 10am-12pm

Join CFW educators and ambassadors in the Learning Lodge to learn about local nesting wildlife, how they prepare for nesting season, and what to look out for in your own backyard. Following the presentation, Mount A and CFW staff will lead a bat box building workshop, and bring your used bird boxes to do some spring cleaning and prepare them for a new season! This program is open to all ages and has a suggested donation of $5 per person. The bat box building workshop has a suggested donation of $20. Reservations are required, please visit www.yorkcenterforwildife.org/news.htm fmi!

What: Outdoor Adventure
Where: Cape Neddick Adventure level: Moderate
 
Apr. 18, 2015 - Wildlife Rescue 101: Prepare for Spring! (Rescheduled from March 14th)


Host: Center for Wildlife

When: Saturday, April 18th from 10-11:30 am

Join CFW to learn about spring wildlife activity and rescue scenarios you may encounter. Participants will leave with their own wildlife rescue kit complete with a rescue box, towel, and gloves! This program is open to ages 16+ and has a suggested donation of $10 per person. Reservations are required, please visit www.yorkcenterforwildlife.org/news.htm fmi!


What: Workshop
Where: Cape Neddick
Adventure level: Easy
 
Apr. 22, 2015 - Whooo’s There Series Earth Day Owl Prowl!

Host: Center for Wildlife

When: Wednesday, April 22nd from 6-7:30 pm

Celebrate Earth Day with our favorite nocturnal raptors, owls! CFW educators and ambassadors will begin with a presentation about owl ecology, natural history, and the struggles native owls face. Following the program, we’ll head onto our trails to listen for whoooo’s calling in the night! This event is open to all ages and has a $5 suggested donation per person. Reservations are required, please visit www.yorkcenterforwildlife.org/news.htm fmi!


What: Owl Prowl
Where: Cape Neddick
Adventure level: Easy
 
April 25, 2015 - Hands-On Discovery of Spring!

Host: York Land Trust and White Pine Programs

When: Saturday, April 25, 10:00 - 12:00 p.m. 

Bring the whole family and explore the magic of vernal pools in spring! Naturalist experts from White Pine Programs will lead participants in the exploration of the vernal pools of York Land Trust's Highland Farm Preserve. Listen for the chirp of spring peepers and search for salamanders, tree frogs and fairy shrimp. This is a family-friendly program designed for both adults and kids (7-yrs./above). Wear your muck boots. This event is free to YLT members and non-members are asked to consider a $5 donation per person/$10 per group. Program size is limited to the first 25 participants. Advance registration is necessary. To register, click here. Visit York Land Trust's website.

What: Outdoor Adventure
Where:  Rt. 91/York
Adventure level: Easy
 
Apr. 25, 2015 - Earth Day Extravaganza!


Host: Center for Wildlife

When: Saturday, April 15th, times vary

Get outside, learn about local wildlife, and celebrate Earth Day with Center for Wildlife! As we prepare for a busy spring season, Earth Day offers a great opportunity to support CFW’s work and have fun learning about the natural world. This year, we will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 25th with various activities hosted throughout the day. For more details on each event, please view our events calendar. Reservations are required for each event, so please visit www.yorkcenterforwildlife.org/news.htm.

 

What: Outdoor Adventure
Where: Cape Neddick
Adventure level: Easy-Moderate
 
April 7th, 2015 Stalking the Stealthy American Woodcock

woodcock

Hosts: GWRLT and WPP
(Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring")

A White Pine Programs’ Naturalist Night at the Great Works Regional Land Trust’s Savage Preserve in South Berwick, ME. Come observe an unlikely harbinger of Spring—The American Woodcock, a stout, long-beaked, marvel with its curiously regimented mating display. Join naturalists Dan Hansche and John Pazdon, for a view into the world of this unique member of the sandpiper family. ggh
This is a f
amily friendly event. Resevations required, visit www.gwrlt.org

What: Outdoor Adventure
Where:  South Berwick
Adventure level: Easy
 

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