9 a.m. at Damariscotta
The Pemaquid Paddlers are celebrating their 10th year of warm-weather Tuesday paddles. Trips last two to three hours and are easy to moderate in difficulty. Participants must provide their own canoe or kayak and wear a life jacket. Call 677-6380 or email [email protected] This week’s paddle is on Johns Bay and the West Branch of the Johns River. Put-in at the Colonial Pemaquid boat launch. From Damariscotta, take Route 130 (Bristol Road), about 11 miles, turn right onto Huddle Road. Follow Huddle Road until it ends, turn right and follow signs to the Colonial Pemaquid boat launch site, past the fort and down the hill.
2 p.m. July 28 at Holden
Patricia Snyder, volunteer for the ongoing Maine Butterfly Survey and designer/caretaker of butterfly/bird habitat at Field’s Pond Audubon Center, will lead a walk featuring butterflies and butterfly habitat. This is roughly a 1.5-mile hike in Walden-Parke. In Bangor, take Outer Essex, then turn onto Tamarack Trail and drive to the kiosk at the end of the road. To learn more, go to www.bangorlandtrust.org.
10 a.m. July 31 at Boothbay
Take part in plot studies similar to what scientists carry out, and learn the differences in flora and fauna from one habitat to another. From fields to forests and streams to wetlands, wildlife has adapted to a variety of ecosystems. To learn more, write to [email protected] or call 633-4818.
— Compiled by Deirdre Fleming, Staff Writer