Wolfe’s Neck State Park January nature programs announced

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FREEPORT — Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park will offer nature programs at 2 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 25.

A First Day Hike will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, with free park admission for hikers. A Saturday snowshoe nature walk will be offered at 2 p.m. Jan. 31.

From Jan. 29 through Feb. 3, a ski and snowshoe trailer will be available with free rentals of snowshoes and cross country skis with park admission from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Programs start at the circle of benches at the end of the second parking lot and may include walks, talks and activities. Programs last about an hour, weather permitting.

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No reservations are needed except for group use. Nature programs are free with park admission. Admission is $1 for ages 5-11; $3 for Maine residents ages 12-64; $4.50 for nonresidents ages 12-64; $1.50 for nonresidents 65 and older. Persons under 5 and Maine residents 65 and older are free. For more information or to arrange for group visits, call 865-4465.

Programs are as follows:

Winter in the Woods, Jan. 1: Discover the ways plants and animals survive the winter in Maine; 2 p.m.

Winter Birds at Wolfe’s Neck, Jan. 4: Discover the needs and adaptations of the park’s birds in winter; 2 p.m.

Plants Alive in a Cold World, Jan. 11: Learn the strategies of the park’s plants for surviving winter; 2 p.m.

Casco Bay Walk, Jan. 18: Views of islands and rocky shores on a one-mile walk along the Casco Bay trail; 2 p.m.

Reading Animal Tracks, Jan. 25: Add to knowledge of how the park’s animals survive winter and how to identify their tracks, for children and adults; 2 p.m.

Animals Wintering, Jan. 31:  Add to knowledge of the ways in which the park’s animals survive winter; 2 p.m.

For more information, call the park at 865-4465, or visit www.maine.gov/wolfesneckwoods.

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