Registration is still open for the “A Day in the Woods” forestry event at Hidden Valley Nature Center on Saturday, Oct. 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 its range by performing a repertoire of logging songs that will have the audience on its 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 Brewing Co. will be available.
During the day, participants will choose from a series of talks in the barn at the nature center, guided walks to the kettle hole bog, discussing invasive plants, or learning about forestry for birds, among many others; and active forestry demonstrations, which will include three techniques: horse logging, Hidden Valley Nature Center’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. StoryWalks 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 and fun and an opportunity to become more informed stewards of Maine’s forestland. For more information, to see the full schedule of programs, and to register, go to midcoastconservancy.org/events/forestry-event or call 389-5150.
Hidden Valley Nature Center is located at 131 Egypt Road, Jefferson.