Winter in the woods at Weber Kelly Preserve
The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) invites kids, adults, and families to explore Maine's winter splendor at Weber Kelly Preserve on snowshoes. On Saturday, March 3, join Maine Master Naturalists Volunteers Priscilla Seimer and Becky Kolak on a wintery nature walk. Discover the fascinating relationship between flora, fauna, and the forest as the snowflakes fly. The trek starts at 10 a.m. and includes instruction, hot cocoa, and ample exploration.
Seimer and Kolak will lead participants through the preserve looking for signs of animals, discussing how life in the Maine woods adapts to the cold temperatures, and sharing how to make seasonal observations all year long. Phenology, or the study of seasonal natural phenomena, can be done by people of any age in any environment! It is a fun way to record interesting and everyday happenings in nature, which we can then look back on over the years to spot how our natural world changes with time.
Please register for this walk with KELT at 207-442-8400 or online at www.kennebecestuary.org. We will walk with or without snow, so participants should come prepared to spend two hours outside. In case of severe weather, the walk will be rescheduled. This program is generously sponsored by the Merrymeeting Bay Trust. To reach Weber Kelly Preserve, from Route 1 take Route 127 south and follow it for eight miles to Bay Point Road. Turn right and follow Bay Point Road for two miles to the preserve parking lot, which is located on the left.