Belfast Free Library, 6:30-8:00 pm, free and open to all, held on the 3rd Thursday of each month
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 Fill us in on our tectonic history moving from the southern hemisphere to our present location, the crumpling and splitting of the continents, glacial modi Fications, 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!
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.
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.
Thursday, February 22, 8-10 am
Thursday March 22, 8-10 am
Friday, April 20, 8-10 am
Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition, P.O. Box 152, Belfast, ME 04915