September 22, 2013

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Boothbay Bird Hike

7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Boothbay

Birders of all levels are invited to join the Boothbay Region Land Trust on a hike and birding outing from Spruce Point Inn, led by a land trust veteran birder. No cost. Binoculars are available on loan. Registration is required by calling the Boothbay Region Land Trust office at 633-4818 or by email at


Environmental Talk

7 p.m. in Woolwich

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust hosts the first event of its annual environmental lecture series at the Nequasset Meeting House. The series will explore the developing relationship between academic research, scientific data and community action for environmental benefit. This week's talk looks at researchers who have worked at Nequasset Lake to study the population and environmental impacts of alewives. A $5 donation is suggested. To learn more, go to


Great Outdoor Weekend

All day, all over Maine

Events will take place from sunrise to twilight across the state at state parks, land trusts and venues hosted by outdoor organizations in celebration of Great Maine Outdoors Weekend. Go to to learn more.


Fly Rod's Footsteps

8 a.m. in Phillips

The High Peaks Alliance, a nonprofit in the Western Mountains, is offering two events as part of Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. At 8 a.m., the group is hosting an ATV ride from Phillips. Riders should meet at the Narrow Gauge Park and Ride on Route 4. There also is a short hike from Madrid at 9 a.m. Both outings are along the Fly Rod Crosby Trail, which was created in memory of Maine Guide Cornelia Crosby and passes places of historical significance related to her life. Moose burgers will be served afterward at Trail Head in Madrid at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact or go to www.highpeaks

– Compiled by Deirdre Fleming


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