KENNEBUNK — Kennebunk Land Trust will host a Naturalist Walk on Sunday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The July walk will be at the Kennebunk Plains Wildlife Management Area. The walk will focus on plants and animals in mid-summer on grasslands and the blueberry barrens. The Kennebunk Plains WMA is home to the largest population of the Northern Blazing Star, a threatened wildflower which will be just coming into bloom. The Upland Sandpiper and Grasshopper Sparrow also nest on the property. The Kennebunk Plains WMA is a 2000-acre landscape scale property located on Route 99 west of the village of Kennebunk.

Throughout the year, the naturalist walks will explore Kennebunk Land Trust preserves and other local hiking spots to encourage natural history discussions and education. Participants should come prepared for an outdoor excursion that is easy to moderate in pace. Please leave dogs at home. The walk will be facilitated by Maine Master Naturalists Gordon Collins and Tony Liguori, and will encourage experts and amateurs to discuss and share their knowledge of natural history.

Advance registration is not necessary. To learn more and to find notices of location visit Kennebunk Land Trust’s Events page at

Kennebunk Land Trust was established in 1972. It works to permanently conserve land and to date has protected more than 3,500 acres that benefit the natural and human communities. For more information about the Land Trust, visit or call 985-8734.

Directions to the Kennebunk Plains Wildlife Management Area: From the center of Kennebunk, proceed south on Main Street and cross the Mousam River Bridge. Turn right on Route 9A/Route 99, proceed .3 miles to where Route 99 turns right (Cat Mousam Road). Proceed 4.4 miles on Route 99; the parking lot for the Kennebunk Plains WMA will be on the right (north side of the road).

Attendees are encouraged to bring binoculars if they have them.