Events Calendar

Throughout the year, we offer opportunities to explore the coastal mountains landscape with natural historians and others, and to discuss and learn about conservation issues important to our region. For updates on events listed below, please also check local newspapers and villagesoup.com. All our events are open to the public and, unless otherwise noted, free of charge. For those events indicating group size limitations, advance registration is necessary. To register for such events, or for more information on any event, please contact us.

* Indicates a child-friendly event. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

2015 Events Calendar

This calendar is still very much a work in progress for the new year. For additional outings and events coordinated by us, please continue to revisit this page and check our Facebook page.

Also, we frequently participate in outings and events coordinated by the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition. Please find their calendar here.

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Monthly Naturalist Walks

Interested in learning about birds, trees, flowers, insects, animal tracks and other areas of natural history? Coastal Mountains Land Trust will co-host monthly natural history walks with the Camden Conservation Commission.

Walks take place on the first Saturday or Sunday of each month. Registration is not necessary - simply show up and see what you can learn!

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2015 BEECH NUT OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE *

Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport

Beech Nut, the historic, sod-roofed stone hut atop Beech Hill on our Beech Hill Preserve, is open to the public two days/month from May through October each year. During these open houses, a volunteer docent is on hand to answer questions about the history of the building and the preserve, and field guides and other informational materials are available for visitors. Restored in 2007, this special building is well worth a visit by young and old alike--the views alone make the walk up the hill worthwhile!

  • Saturday, May 23, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 10, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (Summer Solstice)
  • Wednesday, July 1, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 18, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 1, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Members’ BlueberryPick)
  • Sunday, August 2, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM   (Public Free Pick)
  • Saturday, August 22, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, September 13, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Monday, September 28, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM (Full Harvest Moon)
  • Wednesday, October 7, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Saturday October 17, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

2015 ARTS ON THE HILL PROGRAMS

Poet and teacher Gary Lawless of Nobleboro wil be the artist-in-residence on Beech Hill Preserve from June 21 - July 28. He will be coordinating a number of poetry-related events, all of which are free and open to the public. Here is the schedule of Gary's events so far, but please check back, as the schedule will probably change as more events are added to the program:

  • Sunday, June 21, 6:30 -8:00 PM, Summer Solstice Gathering
  • Tuesday, June 23, 7:00 - 9:00 AM, Birdsong/Poetry walk with birder and poet Kristen Lindquist
  • Wednesday, July 1, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Beech Nut Open House
  • Thursday, July 2, 7:00 - 8:30 PM, Full Moon Poetry and Tea Event
  • Tuesday, July 7, Poetry Walk
  • Tuesday, July 14, Children's Poetry Walk *
  • Saturday, July 18, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Beech Nut Open House
  • Tuesday, July 21, Poetry Walk
  • Tuesday, July 18, Poetry Walk/Blueberry Farm Tour

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