Maine Audubon will host a special presentation on Mission Wolf on Monday at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth. There will be two programs, one beginning at 4 p.m. and one at 7 p.m. Mission Wolf is a remote sanctuary for wolves in Colorado. Two live gray wolves and a wolf-dog hybrid will be at the presentation. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. To register call 781-2330, ext. 209, or e-mail [email protected]

Hunter Safety Course, Skowhegan Sportsman’s Club, from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday. To preregister, call Russ Corson at 474-5361.

The Maine Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club will sponsor two public forums featuring Eliza Townsend, the Maine commissioner of conservation. Townsend will talk about her favorite places in Maine and about protecting those and other special places in the state at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, and at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Bangor Public Library, Bangor.

Opportunities for Enjoying Birds in Maine, 7 p.m. Tuesday, York County Audubon program held in the Mather Auditorium of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells. Free. Sue Eder, education director at the Wells Reserve; Bob Duchesne, driving force behind the Birding Trail; and Steve Walker, coordinator of the Beginning with Habitat program at Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, will speak about birding in Maine.

Hike on Clarry Hill in Union, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Co-sponsored by Georges River Land Trust and Medomak Valley Land Trust. Meet at the Clarry Hill trailhead on Elmer Hart Road, 2.3 miles from Clarry Hill Road. Participants should wear appropriate footwear and clothing for this moderately strenuous 2.5-mile hike, as well as bring water and a snack. For more information, call GRLT at 594-5166 or MVLT at 832-5570.

Looking ahead

Trail run, 1 p.m. Oct. 24, annual 7-mile run in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands in Orland. Registration is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hothole Brook Trail parking area. Entry fee is $10 per individual and $20 per family, and all proceeds benefit Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust. To register or volunteer, please contact Peter Keeney at [email protected] or 288-3909. Trail maps will also be posted at

Maine Guide Training Program at the Skowhegan Community Center, 39 Poulin Drive, Skowhegan, Dec. 2-5. The course prepares students for taking the state’s licensing exam for recreational, hunting and fishing guides. The cost is $475 per person, and a $200 deposit is required upon registration. To register, call Carroll Ware at Fins and Furs Adventures, 474-5430.

Wetland Species ID in Winter, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 3, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay Harbor. Instructor Lauren Stockwell builds knowledge and skills for recognizing wetland trees and shrubs in winter. Some familiarity with common wetland plants and taxonomy is helpful. Co-sponsored by New England Wild Flower Society and Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. $44 (member) / $55 (nonmember). Pre-registration is necessary. Call 508-877-7630, ext. 3303.


The Portland Water District invites preschoolers to join it for environmentally themed stories, activities and crafts. The sessions include: Harvesting at Home, Nov. 19; Forest Friends, Dec. 17; the Wonders of Water, Jan. 21; Incredible Insects, Feb. 18; Plants and Their Parts, March 18; Fun with Frogs, April 15. The programs will run from 10 a.m.-noon at the Sebago Lake Ecology Center in Standish. Register now and pay $10 for the series. To register, e-mail [email protected] or call 774-5961 ext. 3319 or 3320. Donation supports local loon preservation. Scholarships available, snacks provided.

Weekly Bird Walk, Thursday mornings at Gilsland Farm, Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, 7 a.m., $5 for Maine Audubon members, $8 for nonmembers. All skill levels. Bring binoculars and a field guide and meet in the visitor center parking lot. 781-2330, ext. 209.

Bird Walks, 10 a.m. Thursdays, starting at the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor. With naturalist and student Anna Stunkel, through Nov. 18. For information, contact [email protected] or call 288-5395.