Apologies for the late start posting the foray schedule…..
Please note: Forays are for MMA members. You are welcome to check one out if you’ve never been. You can become a member at a foray. It’s just $10.
Please refer to your latest member newsletter for driving directions.
August 10, Saturday, 9 am. Butler Head Preserve, Butler Head Road, Bath.
Host: Cheryl St. Pierre 725-4875 or 607-9226
This 133 acre preserve along Merrymeeting Bay is heavily wooded with pine, hemlock, birch, oak and beech of varying ages. It has some steep and marsh areas and good trails.
August 25, Sunday, 10 am. Trails at Reeds Brook Middle School, Hampden.
Host: Mary Yurlina 404-6430
There are several miles of trails that pass through wet lowlands along Reeds Brook, as well as uplands, traversing a variety of habitats including meadow, young woodlands and mature forest. Go to htts://google.com/reedsbrooktrails/trails-map for a map. The trail is adjacent to the west side of Reeds Brook Middle School. We will meet at the information sign near the trail which is in sight of and down slope from the access road to the school. After the foray, you can head over to Bangor for an afternoon of wonderful music and food at the American Folk Festival.
September 7, Saturday, 9:00, Rines Forest, 352-362 Range Road, Cumberland.
Host: Jeanne Farrell 860-307-0796.
Rines Forest is a 216 acre woodland comprised of hemlock, pine, oak, birch, maple and poplar. There are miles of moderate trails along streams and waterfalls with some wetlands and steep slopes. Parking is limited along Range Rd., more parking along Idlewood Dr.
September 22, Sunday, 9:30 am. Parker Pond, 30 Grant’s Point Road, Mount Vernon.
Host: Leonid Tsvetkov 585-330-4312
We will be at a camp on Parker Pond and will be foraying on Kennebec Land Trust property. Its forest consists of hemlock, pine, ash, and a few varieties of birches. There are boggy areas with cedar and birch. Leonid will have microscopes set up and available for use. Also kayaks!
October 5, Saturday, 10 am. Demeritt Forest, College Ave., Old Town/Orono.
Host: Seanna Annis 725-8412, email@example.com
This is an easy walking trail in a mixed forest with mostly hardwoods. Some streams run across the path providing wet areas.
October 19, Saturday, 10:00am, Greener Days Farm, 286 Miller Road, Waldoboro.
Hosts: Laura and Craig Martel, 449-7214.
A working farm with pigs and electric fence. Mixed forest with lots of new growth and some clearings. There are a lot of mid-age oaks, large birches, and large pines left as seed trees and an area along the brook that has not been cut. There is glacial till and ledge. Several seasonal streams and seeps and wetlands. If there has been any rain, mud boots are recommended. There is a mile long figure eight trail and lots of log roads.