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Explore ALT Nature Walk: Sherwood Forest
September 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for a walk – part of a series of Explore ALT Nature Walks. This event will be at the Sherwood Forest Conservation Area in Auburn led by Maine Master Naturalist, Travis Sparks. The focus of this walk will be Ferns.
About Explore ALT Nature Walks: Free, guided adventures at Androscoggin Land Trust conservation areas. Led by trained Maine Master Naturalists and other volunteer leaders, these walks are a great chance to learn more about the natural world and local conservation efforts. Each walk will have a focus depending on the season and the location, but we will explore whatever we find!
Please dress and prepare appropriately for any weather or other conditions – proper footwear, snacks, water bottle, etc. The walks are good for kids, but inappropriate for those under age 6. Our curriculum is targeted at adults and engaged youth. Also, because the goal is nature observation, no dogs please.
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About Sherwood Forest Conservation Area: 28 acres of woods and fields owned by the Androscoggin Land Trust adjacent to Sherwood Heights Elementary School and another 50 acres owned by the City of Auburn both of which have extensive trail systems and are also used by students for nature study and educational opportunities. The ALT owned property, also known as the Alexander-Harkins Preserve, was donated by Joseph Harkins to ALT in 2000. The property features an outdoor classroom space, a small pond, and bridges over streams. Additional property information here.
Directions: Follow South Main Street to New Auburn to the intersection with Cook Street. Take a right onto Cook Street and follow until the intersection with 19th Street. Take a left onto 19th Street and follow until it dead-ends. Park on the side of 19th Street and the trailhead will be on your left. We’ll meet at this trailhead, behind home plate of the ball field.