GREENE – Naturalist Dana Little will lead a guided canoe tour through Hooper Pond and the nearby marsh from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25.

Participants will see several carnivorous plants, including the flowering pitcher plant, sundew and bladderwort. Many unusual flowers live in the woods, lakeside, bog and marsh habitats.

A King-bird’s nest full of eggs overhangs the water, many species of warblers call in the woods and there is a beaver house. Painted turtles bask in the sunshine on floating logs. Those going will be able to ask many questions of the guide.

Androscoggin Land Trust, who is sponsoring the trip, owns 195 acres of wetlands and an upland forest along Hooper Pond and Hooper Brook. Maine’s Department of Conservation identified the area as being of statewide ecological importance due to its exemplary pond and stream shore vegetation and high quality wildlife habitat.

People should bring their own canoe or kayak if possible. Boats can be provided if people call in advance. Bring field guides, binoculars and bug dope.

Call 225-5705 or e-mail [email protected] to sign up or to get more information/directions.


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