Wednesday Wanders


Maine Master Naturalists Leigh Macmillen Hayes and Dawn Wood will lead Wednesday Wanders for Loon Echo Land Trust beginning December 6 at 10am and continuing until at least June. The winter focus was mammal tracking and the spring focus will be vernal pool and wetland explorations.

Have you ever seen a Fairy Shrimp? Or watched a dragonfly emerge? Are you curious about aquatic creatures and their adaptations? Do you love to learn? Can you tolerate a few hours of slo-mo as biting insects sing sweet nothings in your ears? If you have answered yes to ALL of these questions, then you should join us for wetland treks this spring. Come once or become a regular!


When: Every Other Wednesday until at least June (see dates below)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: Locations will be announced each week, as the conditions will determine where we go. All locations will be in the Lake Region.

What to Bring: Muckboots or sneakers that might get wet, mosquito netting or a hat, bug repellant, but not on hands or footwear, water, a snack, and a sense of wonder.

Other things to know: We won't move quickly and we probably won't move far as we try to identify the critters who call these wetlands home for at least part of the year. Please leave pets at home.

How to Register: Click on the registration links below to register for each session you plan to attend. Space is limited for each session. An email will be sent out to all registered participant with a location the Tuesday prior to the wander.


Click on the date you'd like to attend to open the registration page.

March 27  Raymond Community Forest, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
April 10 Raymond Community Forest, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Register Here
April 10 Raymond Community Forest, Kids & Families, 1pm - 3pm - Register Here
April 24, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Register Here
May 8, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Register Here
May 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Register Here
June Dates TBD

Previous walks:
December 6 - Peabody-Fitch Woods
December 20 - Tiger Hill Community Forest
January 3 - Pondicherry Park
January 17 - Crooked River Forest, Harrison
January 31 - Mayberry Hill Preserve, Casco
February 14 - Tiger Hill Community Forest, Sebago
February 28 - Tiger Hill Community Forest, Sebago
March 13 - Pondicherry Park, Bridgton