Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Stanton Bird Club - in Lewiston, Maine

The Stanton Bird Club is located in Lewiston, Maine.  The club was founded in 1919 and manages over 500 acres of bird sanctuary.  Experienced birders provide guided field trips.  Learn about other birding activities in Maine.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Orono Bog Boardwalk

For those interested in birdwatching or taking a short nature walk - the Orono Bog Boardwalk may be perfect for you.  Located in Orono, Maine - the boardwalk offers a bit of nature for the entire family.
"The Orono Bog Boardwalk has become a premier destination in the Bangor/Orono area for persons wishing to experience the beauty and fascinating plants and animals of a Maine bog. The 1-mile boardwalk loop trail begins at the forested wetland edge in the Bangor City Forest, and after 800 feet crosses the town line into the University of Maine owned part of the bog in Orono. Along the way, it passes through changing vegetation and environments on its way to the open, peat moss carpeted center of the Orono Bog.

Boardwalk visitors encounter a series of well designed, full color signs with illustrations of common species of bog plants and animals, and explanations to go along with them. Many visitors return to the boardwalk, again and again, to observe the colorful bog and to absorb its tranquil beauty over the changing seasons. The boardwalk is wheelchair-friendly facility. Benches for rest and contemplation are provided at least every 200 feet." 
Learn more about the Orono Bog Boardwalk or birdwatching in Maine.