The Kennebunk Land Trust is hosting a naturalist walk on Saturday, August 18th at the Kennebunk Plains.Now managed by The Nature Conservancy, this preserve offers outstanding opportunities for recreation and observation. Former blueberry barrens, the land is managed for many unique and rare species of birds, reptiles and plants. Maine’s largest flock of endangered Grasshopper Sparrows lives here, as does the rare Black Racer Snake. The world’s largest population of Northern Blazing Star, a threatened flowering plant, blooms here in August and September. Trails can be described as easy to moderate in difficulty. This is a rain or shine event; please wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Call 207985-8734 for details.
Directions: From the Maine Turnpike (I-95) take exit 25. Head west on Alfred Rd through West Kennebunk. After passing through the village, turn left at the stop sign towards Highway 99 and Sanford. Cross the Mousam River, bear left, and turn right at the stop sign (Highway 99 heading west). After about four miles, the main parking lot will be on your right. Another lot is located on Maguire Road about ½ mile southeast of Highway 99.