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Sunday, November 2 at 3 pm – Quadcopter Demonstration

Join Sam Hess, Professor of Physics at UMaine, learn about this fascinating technology and see the Refuge, and yourself, through the bird’s-eye-view. Meet at the Parker Reed shelter inside the Refuge. Enter through Gate 1

Sunday, November 9 from 1 – 2:30 pm – Reading the Landscape

How about a new perspective for your next hike in the forest or across a field? Accompany Larry Beauregard on his walk across the Refuge and learn how to recognize signs of human impact on the landscape.

Larry’s presentation focuses on forest succession and how various disturbances, natural and man-made, influence the forest that we see around us. Meet at the Parker Reed shelter, accessible by Gate 1. Reservation requested by November 8, call 394-2171. Suggested donation $5 per adult, school-aged children are free.

Larry Beauregard is a retired geneticist who is now pursuing his interest in learning about the forests of Maine. He serves as a volunteer here at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge and as a mentor in the Maine Master Naturalist Program. He is the Penobscot Valley Chapter Leader for the Small Woodland Association of Maine and is currently a student in the University of Maine School of Forest Resources.


Gateway Seniors Without Walls Hikes:

Here are the hikes/talks of potential interest for Orono Land Trust members.   Anyone interested should register at 889-3031 or on the website or by email

Gateway @OTPL: The Secret Life of Beavers  (Wednesday, November 19, 1 to 2 pm, Old Town Library, 46 Middle St.)   Naturalist Gudrun Keszocze will speak and show slides.  Register at Old Town Public Library at 827-3972.