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Western Head Preserve Nature Walk

Down East Birding Festival

May 27, 2017 - 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Departing from (or event address): Destiny Bay Road, Cutler

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On May 27, MCHT regional land steward Kirk Gentalen will lead a bird and nature walk at MCHT's Western Head Preserve in Cutler as part of the Down East Spring Birding Festival.

The 250 acres that make up the Preserve offer an array of habitats and spectacular vistas for any observer. On this walk, we’ll explore the preserve’s spruce forests, beaches, and views looking for mushrooms, slime molds, marine mammals, and, of course, birds. Birdwise, an active Bald Eagle nest will be observed, and songbirds including Blackpoll Warblers will be part of the search. This trip offers a great way to see Maine’s Bold Coast.

Participants should expect easy to moderately difficult trails that will include moderate inclines, uneven footing, and rough terrain. The walk will be three miles round trip. Wear footwear that will provide protection from the wet undergrowth and provide good footing.

Where to Meet:  From Cutler, follow Rt. 191 west approximately one mile. Take the first left onto Destiny Bay Road. A marked parking lot for the Preserve will be found on the right about 1/4 mile before the end of the road. Meet at parking area. There are no restroom facilities at this location.