On Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 8am-10am, trained naturalist and birdwatcher Carol Beyna will lead groups to the fascinating habitats of the Shaker Bog at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. The bog was originally built by the Shakers in 1816 as a reservoir to power their mills, but today, this 150-acre wetland has become a diverse ecosystem; the feeding ground of moose, the home of beaver, mink, fischer, fox and an occasional black bear. The combination of woodland and wetland provides an ideal habitat for a wide variety of songbirds, game fowl, woodpeckers and more. Learn to beckon chickadees, nuthatches and other small birds. Possible sighting also include pileated woodpeckers, loons, ducks, Canada geese, and hawks.
This free program is designed for families, young and old, and promises a fun and memorable experience in the Maine woods. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear for a 2-hour, moderate trail walk in the woods. Bug repellent and sunscreen recommended. Bring your camera, binoculars and bottled water. Tour size limited to 12, pre-registration required at maineshakers.com/workshops or by calling 207-926-4597.
Free but pre-registration is required.
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village is located at 707 Shaker Road (Route 26) in New Gloucester. For more information, please contact 207-926-4597, email@example.com, www.maineshakers.com, or follow on Facebook www.facebook.com/SabbathdayLakeShakerVillage