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Friday, January 21, 2022
9:00 AM
Location – Robinson Woods, Cape Elizabeth, ME

Fee: $5 (pay when we meet)
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Let’s explore the winter wonderland in Robinson Woods.

On our walk, we will experience massive white pine, red oak, and hemlock trees – some as many as 300 years old, a beaver pond, and a waterfall.

Meet in parking lot of Cape Elizabeth Methodist Church, Route 77, Cape Elizabeth.

** The walks are NOT designed to include dogs.

Nature Walks for
Cape Elizabeth Land Trust

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Saturday, February 5, 2022 (Weather date – Sunday, February 6)
10:00 AM – Noon
Location – Robinson Woods, Cape Elizabeth

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Robinson Woods is one of Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s most popular properties. This gentle hike will lead you through this natural habitat and include information about the ecology of the property, tips for identifying trees and adaptations plants and animals have to survive winter.

Meet in the parking lot of the Cape Elizabeth Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road.

Other Nature Walks

Saturday, May 7, 2022
9:00 – 11:00 AM
Location – Pride Preserve, Duck Pond Road, Westbrook

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Did you know that Red Oaks are considered the “king of trees” and symbolize strength and endurance? 

Or that Maples are a symbol of positive thinking and wise use of intuition? 

Come meet the Oaks and Maples and learn about the secrets of the other trees that inhabit this beautiful 188 acre preserve. 

Pride Preserve, opened in 2020, and is the largest conserved forestland in urban greater Portland.  The Preserve features a 3.5 mile trail network through forest and wetlands.

Meet in the parking lot at the trailhead on Duck Pond Road in Westbrook.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Location – Fuller Farm, 390 Broadturn Road, Scarborough

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Did you know that the roots of Canada Mayflower were once used as good-luck charms for games? 

Or that root beer is made from Wild Sarsaparilla? 

Curious to learn more about the wildflowers and trees that make their home in the Maine woods?

Come meet the native wildflowers and trees along the trails at Fuller Farm.  Our outing will incorporate plant folklore, identification, and the gifts each plant has to share.

The Fuller Farm Preserve offers sweeping open fields, woods, wildlife, abundant birdlife, streams, a waterfall, and frontage on the Nonesuch River.

The hike will be approximately 2 miles.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 (Weather date – Thursday May 26)
5:30 – 7:00 PM
Location – Little River Preserve, Gorham

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Did you know that Jack in the Pulpits can change their sex? 

Or that a Trout Lily has spotted leaves that resemble trout? 

Curious to learn more about the wildflowers and trees that make their home in the Maine woods?

Come meet the native wildflowers and trees along the Little River trail.  Our outing will incorporate plant folklore, identification, and the gifts each plant has to share.

The trails wind along the banks of the Little River, through hemlock and aspen forests with a wide variety of ferns and wildflowers including red trillium and jack-in-the-pulpit.

Total distance of the trails we will do is approximately 1 mile.

Classes

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Let’s Have a Cup of Tea!

Monday, January 24, 2022
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location – Cape Elizabeth Community Services, 343 Ocean House Road
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Everything’s better with a good cup of tea.  Don’t you agree?

You can easily buy herb tea in pre-packaged bags, but often they aren’t the real thing. 

Why not be creative and blend your own teas with herbs from your garden to share with family or friends? It’s as easy as choosing the scents that appeal to you and blending your favorite choices.

Learn which popular herbs complement each other, sample some different blends, and get excited to create your own special brew!

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Simple Landscaping Design for Beginners

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Location – Cape Elizabeth Community Services, 343 Ocean House Road
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Wednesday, April 27, 2022
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Location – Westbrook Adult Education
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Tuesday, April 26, 2022
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Location – Gorham Middle School, 106 Weeks Road
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Are you a do-it-yourselfer who wants to give your yard a simple makeover or design a new garden? 

Do you need to add curb appeal to the house you are getting ready to put on the market? 

Or do you simply want to enjoy enhanced beauty in your backyard?

Whatever your final goal, knowing some basic landscape design techniques will make it easier for you.  Learn how to assess your needs, evaluate your site, come up with a plan, and select the right plants.

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Make Your Yard a Pollinator Paradise!

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location – Cape Elizabeth Community Services, 343 Ocean House Road
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Wednesday, April 13, 2022
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location – Scarborough Adult Learning Center, Scarborough High School
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location – Gorham Middle School, 106 Weeks Road
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location – Westbrook Adult Education
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location – Scarborough Adult Learning Center, Scarborough High School
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Pollinators have suffered greatly from habitat loss, pesticide use, and the spread of invasive plant species.  As a result, planting a pollinator garden is more important now than ever.  Even a small garden can make a huge difference.

Learn how to create a landscape that supports pollinators including butterflies, bees, moths, and hummingbirds. with plants that serve as host plants and provide nectar and pollen throughout the growing season.

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