CANCELED Hawk Migration Watch
September 7, 2019 –
We are unfortunately going to have to cancel the Hawk Migration watch due to inclement weather. The rain date, set for Sunday, is also canceled due to high and unfavorable wind conditions. You can find resources on how to catch the Hawk migration on your own, here: https://www.loonecholandtrust.org/…/resources-for-watching…/
Dick Anderson, former Director of the Maine Audubon, brings his enthusiasm for the southern hawk migration back to Hacker’s Hill. The ideal conditions for migrating hawks are a northwest breeze with clear skies. Bring your comfy chair, binoculars, water and snacks. In the past, many species of hawks have been observed along with bald eagles and osprey. Please park in the “Event Parking” area to the right of the summit. Easy
All outdoor events are subject to weather conditions and/or date changes. Events will be postponed or cancelled when dangerous conditions or heavy weather are forecasted. For more information, please contact (207) 647-4352, firstname.lastname@example.org or check our website at www.lelt.org for updates and additional activities. For hikes and work days, always wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather conditions and varied terrain. Please bring a map, water and snacks with you. Obedient dogs on leashes are welcome at LELT events unless specified. “Like” us on Facebook for information on upcoming events!
2019 Calendar of Events
Woodland Owner Appreciation Day
Saturday September 28, 12:00 PM – 04:00 PM | Highland Research Forest
The afternoon will include:
- Complimentary lunch and Allagash Brewing beer made with Sebago Lake water
- Remarks from organizations that appreciate your woodlands
- Walks and/or discussions with resource professionals who empower landowners to meet their goals. Topics include:
- managing for sustainable income
- attracting wildlife
- planning for future generations
- Opportunities to meet and speak with resource professionals about your questions and goals for your land
Partners from the Portland Water District, Maine Forest Service, Loon Echo Land Trust, Maine Tree Farm Association, Maine Audubon, Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Western Foothills Land Trust and local foresters Paul Larrivee and Jesse Duplin will be on hand to answer your questions. We hope you can join us to celebrate woodlands and waters, and a lovely afternoon in the forest. In the event of rain, we will meet at the Maine Lake Science Center on 51 Willett Road in Bridgton, Maine.
The Art of Craft Beer
Loon Echo Land Trust is a non-profit partner in a one-of-a-kind event happening at the new All Roads Hub in Bridgton.
Saturday September 28th: 1-4PM EST
Saturday September 28th: 6-9PM EST
Sunday September 29th: 12-4PM EST
The goal is to showcase the artists and designers who help bring our favorite beers and breweries to life. This event will not only showcase the artists, but the breweries, food and music of the community to make this a full sensory experience. You will have the opportunity to meet many of these features artists as well as enjoy live music and enjoy craft beer together over the run.
Purchase Tickets Here
A Walk Back in Time
October 5th, 10:00 AM – Noon | Narramissic Farm and Peabody Fitch Woods
LELT will lead a unique tour of one of Bridgton’s most important cultural resources, the site of the former Peabody-Fitch Farm. Once having the distinction of being the highest cultivated land in Cumberland County, a diverse forest now fills the old pastures and meadows. Now efforts are under way by LELT to conserve the 252-acre “Peabody-Fitch Woods,” which surrounds the Bridgton Historical Society’s Narramissic Farm, a wonderful museum set on the eve of the Civil War. Please meet us at Narramissic Farm at the end of Narramissic Road off of Ingalls Road in South Bridgton, and we will set out from there.
December 12, 3:00 PM– 5:00 PM | Bald Pate Mountain Preserve, Bridgton | Register Here
A 30-minute scramble to the rocky summit is followed by a gorgeous sunset over Hancock Pond. Moments later, the full moon will rise in the east. The group will hike back to the cars by headlamp. Meet at the main parking area on Route 107 at 3:00 PM. Sunset is at 4:05 PM and the moonrise at 4:40 PM. Snowshoes or traction devices may be required. Plenty of warm layers, water and snacks are always encouraged. This event is free, but registration is required here or by calling 207-647-4352. Moderate