ROCKPORT – Saturday, February 3 Maine Coast Heritage Trust invites adventurers of ages to join steward and naturalist Kirk Gentalen for a lively morning outdoors from 10 AM to noon, and discover some of the wildlife stories that Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport has to offer.
Fresh snow captures animal tracks, trails, and tunnels providing lessons untaught any other season. With its varied habitat of woods and field, Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport offers hundreds of clues for the intrepid outdoorsman who knows what to look for.
Deer, coyote, fox, raccoon, and fisher tracks are all possibilities when Erickson is under a blanket of snow. Kirk will also instruct how to look for clues to the presence of owls. In Kirk’s words, “There’s so much potential for exploration, it’s literally insane!”
The group will meet at 10 AM in the parking lot of the Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West Street (Route 90) in Rockport. Participants should dress in layers and wear appropriate boots for walking off trail in deep snow. Binoculars and cameras are encouraged.
This guided hike is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is necessary, but RSVPs are appreciated. For more information and to RSVP, contact Joelle Albury, (207) 236-2739 or firstname.lastname@example.org.