From 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 3, Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust naturalist Sarah Gladu will lead a hike along the trails of Crooked Farm Preserve in Bristol.
Crooked Farm Preserve features nearly 130 acres of forest, wetlands, and open fields, including over a mile of frontage along the Pemaquid River. Its gravel streambeds are spawning habitat for game fish, and its wetlands provide edge habitat favored by moose, white-tailed deer, mink, raccoon, fisher, fox, and otter.
This abundance of wildlife makes it a great spot to look for tracks and signs. The group will stop at several locations along the trail to examine some of the smallest plants and animals. Hand-lenses will be provided, or participants may bring their own.
This program is free of charge, thanks to member support. Registration is required at coastalrivers.org/events. Binoculars and protection against ticks are recommended.