Woodcock Walk – meeting and driving in from the South Gate off of Route 1.
Jennifer Riefler, assisted by our president, Chris Johnson, is leading our annual Woodcock Display Walk Saturday April 27 at 7:30 PM. We will provide sit- down viewing of the male woodcock display. Walkers will head down to Hothole Brook. We also expect to hear nighthawks and owls. Meet at the Wildland’s South Gate at 7:30 PM and we will drive into the heart of the property. FMI, contact Jennifer at email@example.com
Directions: the Wildlands gate on the Valley Road and the parking lot are on the opposite side of the US Route 1 and 100 yards west of the Rt 1- Rt 176 intersection in East Orland. 8 miles east of McDonalds in Bucksport or 11 miles west from the intersection of Rt 1 and Rt 1A in Ellsworth. Street address: 1574 Acadia Highway
Conservation Lecture Series 2019
Lecture & Hike #3
Granite Quarries of East Blue Hill – Chase Granite- Then & Now
Join Bob Slaven for a presentation on the history of Chase Granite Company of East Blue Hill. Bob will discuss what was a thriving granite industry in East Blue Hill, illustrated with historic and current photos of the quarries, railway, maps & more.
All Lectures are held at the Blue Hill Public Library & Open to all. 7pm Lecture (6:30 refreshments & chit chat)
Sunday, May 5th 1pm
Penny’s Preserve Granite Quarry Hike
Join BHHT trail stewards Jo Barrett & Bob Sullivan for a guided hike to BHHT’s very own granite quarries from the competing company up the hill on our new Penny’s Preserve trail. Please arrive and park at the Peters Cove lot.
Local author Ben Emory will share from his recent book, “Sailor for the Wild: On Maine, Conservation and Boats.” Inspired by Maine’s extraordinary land-and-seascape, the author recounts a lifetime of intertwined adventures on the water, and professional and volunteer land conservation engagement. Shining through is the joy of Maine ocean and landscape, fascination with good boats, dedication to conservation, and observations about a changing world.
Ben Emory of Bar Harbor and Brooklin, Maine, has decades of conservation experience. An executive director of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, he helped Acadia National Park launch its nationally heralded conservation easement program. Co-founding the Land Trust Exchange (now Alliance) and serving as its president, he later became Maine representative for The Conservation Fund. He has served on several land trust boards as well as the Land for Maine’s Future Board and Acadia National Park Advisory Commission.
This event is co-sponsored by Blue Hill Books, Blue Hill Public Library, & Blue Hill Heritage Trust. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.