FREEPORT — Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park is offering nature programs on Sundays in January at 2 p.m. through Jan. 26.

A special First Day Hike will be offered on Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 10 a.m. Discover the ways plants and animals survive the winter in Maine. Program is one hour, for children and adults. Meet at the picnic shelter by second parking lot, weather permitting. No fee for hikers.

Other programs include Jan. 5, “ Reading Animal Tracks,” add to your knowledge and appreciation in which the park’s animals survive winter and how to identify their tracks, for children and adults; Jan. 12, “ Winter Birds at Wolfe’s Neck,” discover the needs and adaptations of the park’s birds and the ways in which people can help birds around their homes survive winter, for children and adults; Jan. 19, “Plants Alive in a Cold World ,” learn the strategies of the park’s plants for surviving winter; and Jan. 26, “Winter in the Woods,” discover the ways both plants and animals survive the winter in Maine.

All programs start at the circle of benches at the end of the second parking lot unless otherwise noted, and may include walks, talks and activities in a beautiful natural setting. No reservations needed except for group use. Nature programs are free with park admission. Admission is $1 for ages 5-11; $3 for Maine residents ages 12-64; $4.50 for nonresidents ages 12- 64; $1.50 for nonresidents 65 and older. Persons younger than 5 and Maine residents 65 and older are free.

For more information or to arrange for group visits, call 865-4465.



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