Full Moon Hike, 5:30 p.m. in Jefferson

The winter full-moon hiking season begins at Hidden Valley Nature Center with a hike that will include star gazing, owl calling and a warming hut break. Suggested donation is $5. To register, go to

Wildlife in Winter, 4:30 to 8 p.m. in York

Learn how wildlife adapt to the cold. Children can bring sleeping bags and their favorite stuffed animal friends to join Center For Wildlife educators and animal ambassadors in the Learning Lodge atop Mt. Agamenticus. There they will learn how wild animals adapt to winter. Participants can stay for a movie screening with popcorn and pizza. The lodge is not heated so all should dress warm. Cost is a $7 suggested donation. To learn more, call 361-1102 or go to


Striped Bass Meeting, 6 p.m. in Yarmouth

A public meeting will be held at the Yarmouth Log Cabin at 196 Main St. to consider bag limits for stripers. The Maine Department of Marine Resources is considering ways to reduce the striper harvest in 2015. Options approved by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission include a range of bag and size limits that would result in harvest reductions of between 26 percent and 31 percent. After getting public input, state officials will bring a preferred option out for public hearings in January. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is taking action in response to a 2013 survey that indicated the stock is in decline.


Monthly Bird Walk, 8 to 9:30 a.m. in Holden

Join experienced birders and explore the mixed habitats that surround the Fields Pond Audubon Center. Each month brings different birds to the forefront. Dress for the weather. To learn more, call 989-2591.


Winter Plants, 11 a.m. Dec. 12, in Jefferson

Naturalist Sue Kistenmacher will lead a seminar on winter plant identification at Hidden Valley Nature Center. In Maine, trees spend more time without leaves and flowers than not. Learning to identify plants in the cold months can bring the winter world to life. Participants can expect to learn about basic identifying characteristics and clues, to collect diverse samples, and to work with a few guide books. Cost is $15. To learn more, go to or call 200-8840.

Send calendar items to Deirdre Fleming at [email protected]