Coastal Mountains Nature Walk goes to Head of the Tide Preserve: Insect Bonanza

BELFAST – Coastal Mountains Nature Program presents Insect Bonanza on Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Head of Tide Preserve, Belfast. The Coastal Mountains Nature Program is a series of monthly walks and talks led by naturalists exploring the natural history of Midcoast Maine.

This is a joint field trip with the Maine Entomological Society (MES) to explore and learn about the insects of the Head of Tide Preserve.

“This reserve has exceptional insect diversity, combining fields, woodland and a riparian (river) environment,” Coastal Mountains Land Trust said in a press release.

Dr. Kathy Murray, a retired pest control specialist with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, will lead the field visit, assisted by other MES members, including Roger Rittmaster, member of the Land Trust Board of Trustees.

Meet at the Head of Tide Preserve on Doak Road in Belfast.

Heading north on Route 1, take Route 7/137. At the stop sign, turn left onto Waldo Avenue. Turn right onto Doak Road. The parking area is on Doak Road, immediately after Doak’s Machine Shop.

The Coastal Mountains Nature program is organized by Coastal Mountains Land Trust. This program organizes walks and lectures exploring the natural history of Midcoast Maine to educate the public about environmental issues and increase opportunities for residents to explore the outdoors.

Coastal Mountains Land Trust has worked since 1986 to permanently conserve the land for the benefit of the natural and human communities of West Penobscot Bay. The Land Trust has protected over 12,000 acres to date, providing 50 miles of trails for public access.