Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region

You are here: HomeLatest News

Making Tracks with Wildlife: Saturday, January 20

Making Tracks InstaWhat happened here? Whose footprint is that? Join the Center for Wildlife and Mount Agamenticus to answer these questions and more! Following an environmental education program including live animal ambassadors from the Center for Wildlife, we will take a hike and identify the tracks of our local wildlife as well as the evidence of several telltale wildlife encounters! By recognizing the wing-prints of an owl catching its prey, or the midden left over by a red squirrel's snack, we can learn so much about our wildlife's winter habits! We will also practice making our own tracks and seeing how our actions look in the fresh fallen snow! Open to all ages, moderate hike. Author Lyn Smith will be joining us for a reading of her book, Porcupine's Promenade as well!

Where: The Mount Agamenticus Learning Lodge

When: Saturday, January 20th 10:00am-12:00pm

Fee: Your donation of $7/person makes this program possible.

Info/Registration: Reservations required. To register, email Katie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . More information can be found here.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 November 2017 12:36

The Messenger - Documentary Screening at SEFF

messengerJoin partners of Gateway to Maine: Outside for a screening of the award-winning documentary The Messenger, a stunning look at songbird conservation around the world and the threats posed by human development. The screening will be followed by a short panel discussion about how we can all support local songbird populations, and how these birds benefit entire ecosystems.

Where: STAR Theatre, Kittery Community Center

When: Saturday, December 2nd 6:30-8:30pm

Fee: $5 suggested donation, proceeds go to Kittery Land Trust

There will be an after party in the theatre lobby from 8:30-9:30pm.

This event is presented in partnership with the first annual Seacoast Environmental Film Festival (SEFF). For the full SEFF program, click here.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 November 2017 11:47

The Fall 2017 Summit View is Here!

Page-1
We are thrilled to present the latest edition of the Summit View, a newsletter put together by the Friends of Mount A! 

Download the newsletter to learn about Quaking Aspen and American Witch-hazel, the Mount A 5k/1mile Trail Challenge, tips for staying track outdoors, and more.  

Interested in joining the Friends? Email Robin Kerr to get more information about this wonderful grassroots group.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 17 November 2017 09:54

2017 Hunting and Trapping Seasons

hunting trappingHunting and trapping are permitted on much of the land in the Mount Agamenticus region. While hunting accidents are very rare, please note the following to keep you and your pets safe:

- Wear bright clothing such as hunter orange.

- Remember that bikes are quiet and fast; they can surprise hunters.

- To avoid any traps, please keep to the trails.

- Protect your dogs with a hunter orange vest or bandana. Keep dogs on a leash and on the trail; traps may be baited with meat.

For Wildlife Management District 20 deer and general trapping season 2017 dates and other information, please click here.

For detailed information about extended seasons that require special permits and specific seasons for each game species, you can pick up the State of Maine Hunting & Trapping Laws and Rules at the York Town Hall, or visit the State of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife website, here.

Note: Sunday hunting is illegal in Maine.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 November 2017 12:35

The Fall Story Walk™ is Here!

The Story Walk™ program combines the benefits of physical activity, time outdoors in nature, literacy and family time by taking children's books and posting them, in pieces, along a recreational path or hiking trail. Discover this fall's double feature at Mount A: When the Wind Stops by Charlotte Zolotow and illustrated by Stefano Vitale and Autumn is Here! by Heidi Pross Gray.

autumn is herewhen the wind stopsFall in New England is a time of transition. When the Wind Stops teaches us about Earth's natural cycles; the wind doesn't really stop, rain goes back into the clouds to create new storms, waves fold back upon the sea to become new waves, and the day moves on to make way for the night. Autumn is Here! celebrates the coming of autumn with a vibrant look at how the world changes along with the season.

To find these stories, start at the base parking lot (where Mountain Road meets Ring Trail) and follow the pages along the western side of the Ring Trail (left at first fork) to Witch Hazel Trail, and finish near the summit. Enjoy!

Last Updated on Friday, 27 October 2017 14:19

Follow Us!

  OR   instagram-icon 1057-2227 

Follow along on social media! Tag us to share your photos and stories of your adventures on Mt. A!

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 September 2017 13:41

More Outdoor Opportunities...

Check out our upcoming Agamenticus Area Adventures! Plus:  

YPRD logo crop 

Visit Town of York Parks and Recreation for latest program offerings and events!

g2mo

 

Visit Gateway to Maine: Outside to plan your next outdoor adventure with our partnering organizations!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 November 2017 09:53