Talk on motorcycle camping, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, College of the Atlantic, McCormick Lecture Hall, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor. Gordon Longsworth, director of the college’s GIS laboratory, will give a presentation on his month-long motorcycle journey across the continent. Free. For more information, [email protected] or 801-5677. 

Fishing Derby to benefit Pine Tree Camp for handicapped children and adults, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Weigh-in at Sweet Dreams Store in Smithfield. Tickets are $2, three for $5, nine for $10, and are available at area stores and bait shops. For more information, call 431-2780 or 431-4941. 

U.S. National Toboggan Championships, Camden Snow Bowl, Friday to Feb. 13. For a schedule and more information, go online to or call 592-3626. 

Hiking and snowshoeing, 10 a.m. Saturday, Perkins Woods in Wayne. Kennebec Land Trust stewards Stan and Jane Davis will host the event. The includes a majestic stand of white pines and hemlocks, pitch pines and 2,700 feet of shoreline on the Androscoggin Lake. For more information or directions call the trust at 377-2848.

Eagle Watch, 6:45 to 8 a.m. Saturday, with Georges River Land Trust. Meet at the Damariscotta Bank & Trust parking lot at the corner of Route 90 and Western Road in Warren. Participants should dress warmly and are encouraged to bring binoculars. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 594-5166. 

Guided snowshoe tour, 10 a.m. Saturday, Morris Farm, 156 Gardiner Road, Wiscasset. Tour begins at the barn. Free. Hot cocoa and water will be provided. FMI: 882-4080 or 

Looking ahead

York County Audubon Society field trip to Plum Island and vicinity in Massachusetts on Feb. 16. The group will start at the Joppa Flats Audubon Center in Newburyport, Mass., at 8 a.m. and will end the trip by 3 p.m. The field trip is free, but a small donation to the Audubon Center will be welcome. Bring a bag lunch. Carpooling is encouraged. FMI: Scott Richardson at 698-4461. 

NRA basic pistol course, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 20, Lake Thompson Fish & Game in Oxford, $125, includes books, firearms and ammunition, and lunch. The shooting portion will be held indoors. The course meets the requirements for state concealed weapon permit. Register by Feb. 13 with Western Maine Property Protection, 739-9774, or e-mail westernmaineproperty [email protected] 

Kittery Trading Post Kids Derby, 8 a.m.-noon, Feb. 25, Range Ponds State Park, Poland Spring; limited to children age 12 and under; free entry for derby, with $1.50 park admission fee for those ages 12-64. Run in cooperation with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The first 500 children to register will receive a free ice-fishing tip-up. To learn more or to register, go to 

Maine Guide Training Program, Skowhegan Community Center, 39 Poulin Drive, Skowhegan, April 14, 15, 16 and 17. The course prepares students for taking the state’s licensing exam for recreational, hunting and fishing guides. The cost is $475 per person, and $200 deposit is required upon registration. For more information or to register, contact Carroll Ware at Fins and Furs Adventures at 474-5430.


Walk-On Adventures, L.L.Bean, Freeport. Snowshoeing, 9:30 a.m. to noon, and cross-country skiing, 1 to 3 p.m., every Saturday and Sunday through March, conditions permitting. Equipment provided. $15. Call 1-877-755-2326 or stop by information desk in the Discovery Lobby. 

Portland Trails Winter Walks, Presumpscot River Preserve, Feb. 19; Riverton Trolley Park, March 5; Presumpscot River Trail, March 19. Register by e-mailing [email protected] or calling 775-2411. Portland Trails has snowshoes available (free for members, $5/non-members) that can be reserved. 

The Portland Water District invites preschoolers to join it for environmentally themed stories, activities and crafts. Sessions include: Incredible Insects, Feb. 18; Plants and Their Parts, March 18; Fun with Frogs, April 15. Programs run 10 a.m. to noon at the Sebago Lake Ecology Center in Standish. To register, e-mail [email protected] or call 774-5961, ext. 3319 or 3320. Donation supports loon preservation. Scholarships available and snacks provided. 

Weekly Bird Walk, 8 a.m. Thursdays at Gilsland Farm, off Route One, Falmouth, $5 for Maine Audubon members, $8 for nonmembers. Bring binoculars and a field guide and meet in the visitor center parking lot. FMI: Call 781-2330, ext. 209. 

Snowshoeing at Inland Woods/Pine Ridge Trails in Waterville, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Head lamps required. Meet at the trail head behind Inland Hospital, 200 Kennedy Memorial Drive. FMI: e-mail [email protected] or call 861-3292. 

Bird Walks, 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through March 9, George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History at College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor. FMI: e-mail [email protected] or call 288-5395. 

Tracking Walks, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through March 10. Learn to identify tracks and signs of creatures. Meet at the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor. FMI: e-mail [email protected] or call 288-5395.