Trips & Events
We keep the coast accessible
Maine Coast Heritage Trust offers you opportunities for fun, inspiration, and education on field trips and events at our preserves along Maine’s incredible coast. Join us, and invite your friends and family, to discover and explore the eclectic beauty of Maine's coastline and wildlife and learn about the rich history of Maine’s coast and its people.
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November 11Special Event
A hands-on workshop at Aldermere Farm that teaches how to grow native plants from seed. Supplies included!Add to my calendar 11/11/2019 09:30 AM 11/11/2019 11:00 AM America/New_York Workshop: Growing Native Plants from Seed/ Event details
Join Heather McCargo, founder and director of the Wild Seed Project, on Saturday, November 9 at 9:30am at Aldermere Farm in Rockport to learn how growing native plants from seed can produce a lot of plants inexpensively and protect the genetic diversity of Maine native plants.
McCargo will explain the germination requirements of a variety of native seeds from wildflowers and ferns to trees and shrubs with an emphasis on outdoor seed sowing in pots or growing beds. Participants will learn about native plant propagation from germination techniques to seed collection and storing procedures and get hands-on experience in planting a selection of native seeds.
The workshop, co-sponsored by Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine Coast Heritage Trust, will be held on Sat, Nov 9 from 9:30-11am at Aldermere Farm’s main barn, 20 Russell Ave in Rockport.
The cost of the workshop is $25 for Wild Seed Project members; $30 for non-members and includes seed, pots (min. of 4 per person), potting soil, and all instruction.
Participants are welcome to bring seeds of native plants that have been collected.
For more information or to register for this workshop, contact Julie at 596-2040, .
Space is limited; please register by November 1.
November 21Special EventFamily Friendly
Join Maine Coast Heritage Trust land steward and naturalist Kirk Gentalen for an informative and entertaining talk about the natural world right outside your backdoor during the snowy season. Winter is an exhilarating season to learn about local wildlife! All ages welcome.Add to my calendar 11/21/2019 06:30 PM 11/21/2019 08:00 PM America/New_York Otters, Owls, and Winter Tracking in Midcoast Maine/ Event details
Join Maine Coast Heritage Trust land steward and naturalist Kirk Gentalen for an informative and entertaining talk about the natural world right outside your backdoor during the snowy season.
Winter is an exhilarating season to learn about local wildlife. Leaves have fallen and are out of the way, mushrooms and flowers are distant memories, and the morning songbird chorus has been replaced (for the most part) by silence. Limited distractions, all but the wind at times.
Fresh snow, however, can capture tracks and sign of animals, offering lessons untaught in any other season. Deer, bobcat, coyote, fox, raccoon, and fisher (amongst other) tracks are all possibilities when midcoast Maine is under a blanket of snow.
In Kirk’s words, “There’s so much potential for exploration after a Midcoast snow, it’s literally insane out there!”
“Otters, Owls and Tracking Animals in Winter” will cover tracking mammals and other wildlife. Gentalen has been tracking and documenting activity for the last 15 Midcoast Maine winters and will share what he has observed over this time. Tips, tricks, slides, and stories of wintertime nature excursions will make for an entertaining evening.
Kirk Gentalen is a steward/naturalist for Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) with the bulk of his work focusing on Vinalhaven Island in Penobscot Bay. He also leads walks, talks and school programs up and down the coast for MCHT, edits the “Vinalhaven Sightings Report” nature blog, and writes the nature column, “Nature Bummin’," for the St. George Dragon community newsletter. Kirk lives in St. George with his family.
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