Sunday, May 28
6:30 - 10:30 am
Guide: Kirk Gentalen
The Moose Cove area of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust's Bog Brook Preserve is full of beauty and wildlife, especially birds. We will start this walk with a little sea watching from an open panoramic view shed and then walk the nearby Moose Cove Trail which cuts through a variety of habitats while affording several different views of Moose Cove and the open ocean. Alder thickets, hardwood forest dominated by maple and birch, cedar and spruce forest will all be explored. Open canopies and vistas will provide abundant views of local birds and other wildlife.
We will hope to see sea birds, including alcids, sea ducks & great comorants, warblers, vireos and other songbirds.
Trail conditions will be mostly level with uneven stretches and a short, steep incline section to get up Moose Ridge. Make sure to wear good walking/hiking shoes, and bring water, binoculars, and a camera. Spotting scopes are also useful for the sea watch portion of this session. Kirk will have his scope available for participants.
Where to start: Moose Cove
Through Cutler: Turn right on East Machias onto Rt. 191. Follow 191 through many twists and turns for 19.5 miles (passing through Cutler). Turn right onto Moose River Road (look for signs to Moose Cove on 191). Go roughly a mile to the end of the road where there is a parking lot.
Through Whiting: At Whiting Corner, turn right on Rt. 189 from Rt. 1 toward Lubec. Travel 5.8 miles and turn right onto Rt. 191. In 7.2 miles turn left onto Moose River Road (look for signs to Moose Cove on Rt. 191). Go roughly a mile to the end of the road, where there is a parking lot.