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Hirundo National Wildlife Refuge

Check out these great programs this weekend at Hirundo:

 

Saturday, May 5th - Stream and Marsh Paddle, 9am-12pm 

Morning paddle along Pushaw and Dead Streams, listen for the peculiar sound of the American Bittern and observe the seemingly immovable Great Blue Heron fish. Don’t forget your camera for the photo contest. The best photos will be posted on Hirundo’s website and Facebook.

Registration requested at (207)944-9259 or (207)827-2230. Feel free to bring your own boat.

Directions from the South: Take the I-95 N. Take the ME-43 exit 197 to Old Town/Hudson. Go 0.3 mi to the end of the off ramp, and turn left onto Rt. 43 (Hudson Rd). Go west 5.5 miles and look for Gate 3 (35 Hudson Rd) red sign on your right (north side of Rt. 43). Meet in the parking lot.

 

Saturday, May 5th – Restoration of Old Apple Trees

Renae Moran, University of Maine Tree Fruit Specialist, will demonstrate the renovation of old apple trees to improve their appearance and ability to bear fruit.  Glen Koehler of the UMaine Extension Pest Management Office will also be on board to discuss preventing pest damage to apple trees and fruit. This is a hands-on workshop, please bring saws and pole pruners.

Please call to register (207)944-9259 or (207)827-2230.

Meet at the Parker Reed Shelter, located at Lac D’or – take Gate 1 and follow dirt road. See directions below.

Directions to Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

Directions from the South: Take the I-95 N. Take the ME-43 exit 197 to Old Town/Hudson. Go 0.3 mi to the end of the off ramp, and turn left onto Rt. 43 (Hudson Rd). Go west 5.2 miles and look for the large red sign (Gate 1) on your right (north side of Rt. 43). Enter at Gate 1, follow gravel road 0.5 miles to the Pine Tree Parking area.  The shelter is further on your left, along the shore of Lac D’or.

 


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