Spend a day in the woods at Hidden Valley Nature Center

Posted:  Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:00am

Story Location:
131 Egypt Road
Jefferson  Maine  04348
United States

Registration is still open for the Oct. 14 forestry event, “A Day in the Woods” at Hidden Valley Nature Center on Saturday, October 14. Live music, hands-on learning opportunities, an all-day kids’ activity tent and guided walks are just some of the options during this full day of forestry-related learning and fun. Registration is only $5 per person, or $15 per family.

Maine fan favorite The Gawler Family band will show their range by performing a repertoire of logging songs that will have the audience on their feet dancing—or at least stomping along! Singer-songwriter Nancy Sferra will play a midday set during the lunch break, when food from Harvest Moon and beer from Oxbow Brewery will available.

During the day, participants will choose from a series of talks in the Barn at HVNC, guided walks to the kettle hole bog, to discuss invasive plants, or learn about forestry for birds, among many others; and active forestry demonstrations will include three techniques: horse logging, HVNC’s low-impact practice, and cut-to-length harvesting.

Maine Project Learning Tree and Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens will be providing extensive kids’ programming all day. Story Walks through the woods, fairy and toad house building, and Maine Forest Trivia are just a few of the activities scheduled.

“A Day in the Woods” promises to be a great day of hands-on learning, fun and an opportunity to become more informed stewards of Maine’s forestland. HVNC is located at 131 Egypt Road in Jefferson.

For more information, to see the full schedule of programs and to register, go to www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/forestry-event or call 207-389-5150.