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Wildflowers and Birds at Holt Pond

Friday, May 20 at 9am

Botany and Ornithology on the same day!



The Holt Pond Preserve is a beautiful place with abundant plant and animal life. Last spring we offered a double subject walk that was a huge success. Not only did botany enthusiast Ursula Duve point out many different wildflowers but we also saw plenty of avian friends. The star of the show were a pair of scarlet tanagers who usually nest at Holt Pond every year. The flashes of red and yellow were unmistakable and all the participants got a good look.

Binoculars are necessary for the birding part of the walk, LEA has a couple extra pairs if you need to borrow some. A camera is recommended as it is a beautiful time of year and a nice place

Ruby Crowned Kinglet

Ruby Crowned Kinglet

for pictures. Also the plants tend to stay still and not fly away, allowing for great photo opportunities. Participants will meet at the Holt Pond Preserve parking lot and are asked to wear comfortable walking shoes and long sleeved shirts and pants to combat the bugs. The walk will cover easy terrain and last approximately 2 hours. A snack and water are encouraged.

Registration is required for this event and there are limited spots available. Please register by contacting Mary Jewett at 207-647-8580 or email Directions to the preserve can be found by clicking here.

As with most LEA events members are given advanced sign up opportunities and free admission. Non-members who sign up early will be put on a waiting list and added to the "attending" list one week before the event. Non-members will be charged a $5 fee for this event. For questions about the sign up policy contact Mary at the email above. It's easy to join LEA and there is no minimum contribution amount. Just visit our website:

Thank you to Hu and Ray Caplan for helping to fund this event. Dr. and Mrs. Caplan have been members and directors of LEA since the 1970's.  Dr. Caplan was president from 1982-1990 and Mrs. Caplan was LEA's secretary from 1992-2006.  The Caplans recognize the vital importance of education in all aspects of LEA's work.


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