Events

June 15, 2019
  • BHHT FARM TOUR: Quills End Farm


    June 15, 2019  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Quills End Farm

    In collaboration with the Blue Hill Co-op, we are pleased to present our first farm tour at Quill’s End Farm in Penobscot. Join the Retburg family for a tour of their wonderful farm. Blue Hill Heritage Trust holds agricultural easements on Quill’s End Farm, protecting the land forever. The farm tour is free, family-friendly, and open to the public. Along with the tour, there will be hands-on guided activity opportunities such as homemade butter and ice cream! Bring your kids for a special tour of the baby animals on the farm including chicks, kids, and calves. Sponsored by Blue Hill Heritage Trust and the Blue Hill Co-op. For more info, directions, or to register for the event please contact the BHHT office: 207-374-5118 or email:info@bluehillheritagetrust.org

June 21, 2019
  • Wildlands South and North Gates open to cars Friday- Sunday


    June 21, 2019

    Gates are open 8 am to sunset, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until late October. This provides car access to trails off the Valley Road, in the interior of the Wildlands.
    Link to North Gate map: https://goo.gl/maps/Jtdudu9P5gC2
    Link to South Gate map: https://goo.gl/maps/hkGpTGhZrxN2

June 28, 2019
  • Sue Morse- Coming Soon: The Cougar Returns to the East


    June 28, 2019  7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    The Bay School, Blue Hill

    The Collaborative Speaker Series Presents- Founder and Science Director of Keeping Track Sue Morse “Cougar Returns to the East: Tracking Wildlife in the 21st Century.”
    Friday, June 28th 7:00 p.m.
    The Bay School, Blue Hill
    Speaker: Sue Morse

    The fourth annual collaborative speaker event, jointly hosted by ten local organizations, will feature Sue Morse at the Bay School’s Emlen Hall on June 28 at 7 pm. Sue Morse, the founder and science director of Keeping Track, is highly regarded as an expert in natural history and one of North America’s top wildlife trackers. Since 1977, she has been monitoring wildlife, with an emphasis on documenting the presence and habitat requirements of bobcat, black bear, Canada lynx and cougar. Her non-profit organization is devoted to training professional biologists and citizen scientists alike in the skills necessary to monitor the status of wildlife and habitat in their communities. Illustrated with her award-winning photography and enlivened with fascinating and funny anecdotes from her life in the field, Sue's presentation will describe the habits and habitat of a variety of local species, especially the big mammals (including the cougar) and the challenges they face in the 21st century. We’ll all leave with a better understanding of our wildlife and the places it needs to survive. Copies of Sue’s book Wildlife and Habitats: A Collection of Tracking and Natural History Essays, as well as other tracking items, will be available for purchase.
    This special event is co-sponsored by ten local organizations: Blue Hill Garden Club, Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Brooklin Garden Club, Colloquy Downeast, Downeast Audubon, Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, Island Heritage Trust, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Native Gardens of Blue Hill and Wild Seed Project. Morse will be fourth speaker brought to our community through this series, following Patrick Cullina, Tom Wessels and Doug Tallamy.

    This presentation is open to the public with a suggested donation at the door of $10 per person or $5 for students and seniors. Directly following the talk there will be a reception where audience members will have an opportunity to chat with Sue face-to-face. For more information on the talk, please call or visit the websites of one of these organizations or find the event on Facebook by searching Sue Morse Blue Hill.

June 29, 2019
  • GPMCT Small Adventures in the Wildlands


    June 29, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Wildlands North Gate, Orland - Intersection of Bald Mountain Rd and Valley Rd

    The Small Adventure Series explores the natural history in the Wildlands at a leisurely pace. Generally, we walk for about 2 hours, stopping frequently for discussion. The walks are suitable for all ages.

    May 25: Spring Wildflowers - North Gate
    June 29: Focus on Ferns - South Gate
    July 27: Focus on Moss - North Gate
    Aug 31: Golden Rods and Asters - South Gate

    Contact Jennifer jenniferr@greatpondtrust.org

    Wildlands North Gate - Intersection of Bald Mountain Rd and Valley Rd
    Wildlands South Gate - Intersection of U.S. Rt. 1 and Valley Rd

  • BHHT OAAI Mapping our Landscape


    June 29, 2019  10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Talalay Nature Sanctuary

    Join Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Cynthia Winings Gallery, and the Seed Barn for a Young Artists Workshop at Talalay Nature Sanctuary. We will hike and explore, looking for paths that wildlife use to think about mapping from a different perspective as well as landmarks important to humans. We will sit in the sun or in shade under a tree and spread out art supplies to make maps of where we went and what we observed. Maybe there will be some natural plant dyes to try out as well! Each person will have the opportunity to make their own map and can get creative with interpretation and medium. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own favorites along too! For more information, please contact Blue Hill Heritage Trust at 374-5118 or info@bluehillheritagetrust.org


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  • BHHT Magic Bridge Walk
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  • BHHT FARM TOUR: Quills End Farm
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  • Wildlands South and North Gates open to cars Friday- Sunday
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  • Sue Morse- Coming Soon: The Cougar Returns to the East
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  • GPMCT Small Adventures in the Wildlands
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