Naturalist Walk at Clark Preserve

 

Kennebunk Land Trust will host a Naturalist Walk on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 10:00am to 12 noon.  Are you interested in learning about birds, plants, ecology and other areas of natural history? Or, interested in sharing what you know? If so, join us! Kennebunk Land Trust will sponsor bi-monthly natural history walks in the Kennebunk/Arundel area. The March walk will begin on the Eastern Trail and arrive at Kennebunk Land Trust’s Clark Preserve (see directions below). The walk will focus on plants and animals in the late winter in a mixed conifer hardwood forest. If conditions are appropriate, we will spend time observing bird and mammal tracks in snow. The Clark Preserve, adjacent to the Eastern Trail, is a forested 90-acre tract that has over 2,000 feet of frontage along the Kennebunk River.

The naturalist walks will explore Kennebunk Land Trust preserves and other local hiking spots to encourage natural history discussions and education. Participants should come prepared for an outdoor excursion that is easy to moderate in pace. Please leave dogs at home. The walk will be facilitated by area Maine Master Naturalists Gordon Collins and Tony Liguori, and will encourage experts and amateurs to discuss and share their knowledge of natural history.

Advance registration is not necessary. To learn more and to find notices of location visit Kennebunk Land Trust’s Events page at www.kennebunklandtrust.org.

Kennebunk Land Trust was established in 1972. It works to permanently conserve land and to date has protected more than 3,400 acres that benefit the natural and human communities. For more information about the Land Trust please visit www.kennebunklandtrust.org or call (207)985-8734.

Directions to the Eastern Trail and the Clark Preserve: From the intersection of Route 1 (Main Street) and Fletcher Street (Route 35) in Kennebunk, proceed west on Fletcher Street for 1.8 miles. After crossing I-95 bear right on Alewive Road and drive .9 miles. Turn right into the entrance for the Kennebunk Elementary School and proceed to the parking area near the entrance to the Eastern Trail on the right. (Lat: 43° 24’ 59” N; Lon: 70° 33’ 35” W).

Hope to see you there!