Speaker Series & Nature Events

Part of SRLT's mission is to bring people to nature and to educate a diverse group of people about the natural woods and waters around them.  Whether you enjoy a speaker talk or participate in a Nature Event you will enjoy educational experiences and have fun.   Please keep checking back for updates to this page!

Payment for events is on a sliding scale.  A suggested donation of $10 is recommended, but we won't turn anyone away.  We just request that you donate whatever you can to help us to continue to bring you nature-based events

  • Nature Immersion Walk - August
    Aug 20, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Freedom, Freedom, ME 04941, USA
    Take part in an eco-spiritual outing designed to intimately engage the mind and senses with the surrounding forests. Meet Peter Wohl, spiritual director at Treetop Zen Center at Freedom Forest Preserve trailhead on North Palermo Rd one mile past the intersection with Greeley and Albion roads.
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  • Richardson Preserve Forestry walk-thru
    Sep 10, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Unity, Unity, ME, USA
    Join foresters Jon Doty and Daniel Hill on a guided tour of our recently harvested woodlot at SRLT’s Richardson Memorial Preserve. Meet SRLT at the trailhead on Stevens Rd., just south of the intersection with Bailey Rd.
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  • Coyotes – America’s Song Dog
    Sep 21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Waterville, 150 Main St, Waterville, ME 04901, USA
    Learn about carnivores and the best ways to live well with them
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Past events

  • Connor Mill Trail Grand Reopening
    Aug 06, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Unity, Unity, ME, USA
    Join us for a walk on one of our most popular trails, the Connor Mill three-mile loop, and enjoy plants and animals along the way. SRLT received an Onion Foundation grant in 2021 that enabled repair of broken-down bridges along the trail.
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  • An Edible and Medicinal Plant Adventure
    Jul 23, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Unity, Conner Mill, Unity, ME 04988, USA
    You are invited to join board member, Trevanna Frost Grenfell for a relaxed summer stroll along the banks of Sandy Stream. You will learn about, admire, and sample wild edible and medicinal plants. Meet at SRLT’s Connor Mill Trailhead.
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  • Nature Immersion Walk - July
    Jul 20, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Unity, Unity, ME, USA
    Take part in an eco-spiritual outing designed to intimately engage the mind and senses with the surrounding forests and stream. Meet Peter Wohl, spiritual director at Treetop Zen Center, at Rines Wetland & Wildlife Preserve trailhead on the south side of Rt. 139 (~2.8 miles west of Unity).
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  • Breeding Bird Walk
    Sat, Jun 18
    Rines Preserve
    Jun 18, 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM EDT
    Rines Preserve, Unity, ME 04988, USA
    Who's nesting in Maine?
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  • Maine in Cold Blood
    Thu, Jun 09
    See description to view recording
    Jun 09, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    See description to view recording
    Maine’s reptiles and amphibians - use passcode .yEy5P7L to view
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  • Sebasticook Alewife Paddle
    Jun 04, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Benton, Clinton Ave, Benton, ME 04901, USA
    Grab your PFD's and join SRLT for a paddle downriver to observe the fish run and animals attracted to it. Bring your canoe or kayak and meet off Rt 100 (Clinton Ave.) at Alewife Rd (not on Google), at the power line cut just north of the Winslow town line.
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  • Spring birding series - Farm edge birds
    May 28, 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM
    Freedom, Freedom, ME 04941, USA
    Explore Villageside Farm in a search for its feathered residents
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  • Outlet Stream Public Showing with Maine Rivers
    May 19, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Vassalboro, 934 Main St, Vassalboro, ME 04989, USA
    Over the past five years, the Alewife Restoration Initiative has removed or built fishways at six dams on Outlet Stream in Vassalboro, reconnecting China Lake to the Sebasticook River and the ocean. Come celebrate the completion of this project.
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  • Spring birding series - Wetland edge birds
    May 14, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Rines Preserve, Unity, ME 04988, USA
    Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day by enjoying the birds of the Unity Wetlands
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  • Making Space for Grassland Birds
    Thu, May 12
    Use passcode *C%ju#h7
    May 12, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Use passcode *C%ju#h7
    Making Space for Grassland Birds – Helpings Bobolinks and other grass-loving species
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  • Spring birding series - Forest birds
    May 07, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
    Cambridge, Leavitt Rd, Cambridge, ME 04923, USA
    Explore the trails at SRLT's Cambridge Preserve for early spring migrant birds
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  • Four Years of Big Night
    Wed, Jul 14
    Online Zoom Speaker Series Event
    Jul 14, 2021, 6:30 PM
    Online Zoom Speaker Series Event
    Four Years of Big Night - Implications for Road Ecology and Conservation of Amphibians presented by University of Maine Graduate Student and Big Night Coordinator Greg LeClair as part of our monthly speaker series.
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  • Strawberry Moon Paddle
    Thu, Jun 24
    Unity Pond
    Jun 24, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Unity Pond, Kanokolus Rd, Unity, ME 04988, USA
    Join us for a leisurely evening paddle on Unity Pond to celebrate Summer’s arrival and the rising of the strawberry moon.
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  • Nesting Birds Walk
    Sat, Jun 12
    Rines Wetlands & Wildlife Preserve
    Jun 12, 2021, 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM
    Rines Wetlands & Wildlife Preserve, Unity, ME, USA
    Tom will lead another walk at Rines Wetlands & Wildlife Preserve in Unity. It will be focused on breeding birds.
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  • Hills to Sea Trail
    Wed, Jun 09
    Virtual Program
    Jun 09, 2021, 6:30 PM
    Virtual Program
    Speaker Series - Hills to Sea Trail - 5 years in and the future seems bright!
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  • Bird Migration Walk
    Sat, May 15
    Rines Wetland & Wildlife Preserve
    May 15, 2021, 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM
    Rines Wetland & Wildlife Preserve, Unity, ME, USA
    Bird life abounds along the trail on the west side of Bog Brook at Rines Wetland & Wildlife Preserve in Unity.
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  • How Nature is Speaking: Bird Language Secrets Revealed
    May 05, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Please join us for Trevanna Grenville's presentation and learn to better appreciate, celebrate, and relate to our avian neighbors.
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  • Contributing Your Wildlife Observations
    Wed, Apr 14
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88654477636
    Apr 14, 2021, 6:30 PM
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88654477636
    Join MDIFWs Laura Craver-Rogers to learn how you can become involved and be a part of wildlife research and conservation in Maine.
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OUTDOOR LEARNING ADVENTURE 

The programs are open to the public. A $5.00 donation is suggested. These "adventures" are group walks or paddles through SRLT and area lands or waters.