Superintendent of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument since the monument was proclaimed on August 24th, 2016. He has degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Davis and Environmental Health Engineering from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
Tim started working for the National Park Service as a seasonal at Kings Canyon National Park in 1967 and has worked in construction, maintenance, and management in various NPS areas since then. He was the Chief of Facilities at Yellowstone for 20 years and was the Associate Regional Director for Operations in the Alaska Region until 2013 when he became the Northeast Region’s Program Manager for repair of the National Park Service infrastructure damaged by Super Storm Sandy.
He and his wife, Mary, have resided in Bangor, Maine since 2013 and have two grown children, Alexis and Aric.
Belfast Free Library, 6:30-8:00 pm, free and open to all, held on the 3rd Thursday of each month
Dec. 14 Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Tim Hudson, the Superintendent of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, will take us through the landscape with pictures, tell us about the monument’s formation, its current status, and answer our questions.
Hudson started working for KWWNM in August, 2016, when it was designated. With degrees in Civil Engineering and Environmental Health Engineering, he has worked diligently to assure minimal visitor impact on the park’s natural features. Tim has worked for the National Park Service since 1967, including in Alaska, and 20 years as chief of facilities in Yellowstone. For more information about Maine's Newest National Monument visit: https://www.nps.gov/kaww/index.htm
January 18, Thursday 6:30 Meet the Feet: Mammal Tracks and Sign. Dorcas Miller, tracker and founder of the Maine Master Naturalist Program, will give a hands-on workshop of skulls, scat, other signs, and life-sized trail patterns of Maine mammals. To be followed by a tracking morning at Stover Preserve on Saturday, Feb. 3.
February 15, Thursday, 6:30 Northern Forest Canoe Trail, First Hand. Nicole Grohoski, the Birst female through-paddler of the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail, will talk about her big adventure. She will share a short Bilm about her trip as well as photos and stories celebrating 10 years along the trail since that epic paddle. This paddling resource, 347 miles of which cross some of the most spectacular waters of Maine, is the longest paddling trail in the nation, running from Old Forge, New York through Vermont, Québec, and New Hampshire to Fort Kent, Maine following ancient Native American travel routes.
March 15, Thursday, 6:30 Geology of Maine and the Mid-Coast. Geologists Amber and Tom Whittaker will give us the bedrock and glacial history of our area through time. In 2017 they led us on a walk of the Rail Trail, pointing out geological clues to our past. Now they will return to Bill us in on our tectonic history moving from the southern hemisphere to our present location, the crumpling and splitting of the continents, glacial modi Bications, and current processes.
April 19, Thursday, 6:30 The State of Maine’s Environment, Current and Future. Lisa Pohlmann, PhD, Executive Director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, will update us on what is happening to Maine’s landscape, and what may happen in the near future. NRCM is Maine’s premier conservation watchdog, without which the state would be very different.
May 17, Thursday, 6:30 Grasses of Maine. Back by popular demand, Matt Arsenault, co-author of Grasses of Maine, will teach us with pictures and live specimens, the grasses we can expect to see as we walk around our area. Last year Matt taught us from his book Sedges of Maine. The new book on grasses will be published in time for the program.
Outings are free and open to all.
For more information or if weather is questionable, call (207) 338-1147. Call with outing suggestions too!
Thursday, December 21. 3:00 pm Head of Tide Preserve of Coastal Mountains Land Trust
Head of Tide Solstice Tree Gathering & Decorating
Come and join us at the Head of Tide Preserve of Coastal Mountains Land Trust, on Doak Rd., on December 21st, 3pm, to celebrate the Winter Solstice and the growing of the light.
We will gather to decorate the Christmas Spruce at the Permaculture Project Site with garlands of popcorn, cranberries, and raisins, peanut butter stuffed pine cones, cookies, and all the other natural decorations that you and your family can create as we share this shortest day with our human and animal friends.
Join us and bring headlamps or flashlights, mugs for provided hot cider, music, poetry for the season, and your decorations! If there's snow on the ground and no wind we will have a
candlelight ceremony (candles provided) at the end of the celebration.
The celebration is open to all, so tell your friends, and see you there!
Have you ever seen a Red-throated Loon? A Barrows Golden-eye? An Iceland Gull?
Join Ron Harrell and Gary Gulezian on the Belfast Footbridge each month to watch ducks, loons, and other birds in the harbor. Winter is the best season for harbor wildlife. Ron and Gary make learning them easy and fun. Bring binoculars, look through their scopes, and wear warm layers.
Saturday., Dec. 9 8:00-10:00 am.
Tuesday, January 23, 8-10 am
Thursday, February 22, 8-10 am
Thursday March 22, 8-10 am
Friday, April 20, 8-10 am
Saturday, Dec. 16. 10:00-1:00. Hike Meadow Brook/Hurds Pond Preserve in Swanville from the Bessey Tract on Rt. 141 to the Hauk-Fry Tract on Oak Hill Road. Meet at 10:00 at the Swanville Transfer Station on Swan Lake Avenue (Rt. 141) in Swanville. Bring warm layers, water, lunch.
Saturday, Jan. 13, 10:00-1:00 Snow Outing/Potluck Social at Cloe and David’s Farm, 210 Oak Hill Road, Swanville. Bring skis, snowshoes, ice skates, or boots according to conditions. Short and long excursions.Or just come for potluck at noon!
Saturday, Feb. 3, 10:00-12:00 Tracking at Stover Preserve, Doak Road, Belfast with Dorcas Miller, tracker. (CMLT preserve) Bring water, warm layers, no pets please.
Saturday, March 10, 10:00-12:00. The Nature of the Belfast Rail Trail. Steve Byers, herbalist, naturalist. Meet at Rail Trail parking on outer High St. No pets please.
Saturday, April 14, 9:00-12:00. Hike the Hills to Sea Trail from the Oak Hill Road Train Station to Rt. 137. Rugged terrain, 4.5 miles. Meet at the train station. Bring water, snacks, rain gear, hiking poles.
Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition, P.O. Box 152, Belfast, ME 04915