Appreciating trees in winter: a guided hike

Event this Sunday
Thu, 01/20/2022 - 7:45am

Winter in the woods can be a really great time for getting to know trees.  Many, of course, have lost their leaves - but that can make it even easier to focus on some of their even more visible features, from the shape of twigs to the shape of the tree, not to mention the bark, the buds, and more.  Join Maine Master Naturalist Susan Cottle for a walk to check out trees in the woods at Hidden Valley Nature Center on Sunday, Jan. 23 at 1 pm.  

This is a free event open to all ages, but group size is limited to 12 and registration is required. Participants are encouraged to register early to reserve a spot. For more information and to register, go to

Midcoast Conservancy is a vibrant regional land trust that works to protect vital lands and waters on a scale that matters and to inspire wonder and action on behalf of all species and the Earth. The organization works throughout the Sheepscot River, Medomak River, and Damariscotta Lake watersheds. Midcoast Conservancy manages over 13,000 acres in 55 preserves and 95 miles of trails, including Hidden Valley, a preserve with cabin and outdoor recreation equipment rentals and a low-impact forestry program. Community members can get involved in the organization’s work as volunteers with water quality monitoring, habitat restoration, fish passage projects, forestry and oyster farming or outdoor recreation and education. For more information, go to or call (207) 389-5150.