Exploring Winter Landscapes: Mixed Hardwood Forests
January 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Take a day to enjoy a hands on experience this unique landscape offers us; tracking, foraging, and learning skills in Maine’s Beech and Oak forests. Every Saturday in January and February we will be exploring different aspects of Maines winter landscape! Experience ecology and forest history learning to read features and forest composition. Read how the wildlife moves through each ecotone to take advantage of those areas for shelter and food.
There will be fun, hands on challenges to refine your navigation and awareness skills as well as sharpen your field craft abilities! No experience necessary. A day pack for lunch on the trail, appropriate dress, and a sense of adventure required. This hike will be easy to moderate with many stops.
Possible opportunities might include tracking turkey, deer, coyote, and others. We could also explore the elements of an effective shelter build and/or share antibacterial and antiviral plants and elect to be challenged to make a sustainable fire from the landscape.
Facilitator/Guide: Mike Douglas