Bobolink Migration and Grassland Walk

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Date(s) - 6/10/2023
8:30 am - 10:30 am

Hatch Cove

Grab your binoculars and come take a walk through Hatch Cove’s beautiful bobolink habitat in Castine with BHHT, Downeast Audubon and Laura Lecker from Ag Allies.

The workshop will cover practices for improving and managing grasslands for bird habitat, forage production and even pollinators! If you are interested in revitalizing an old field to improve grassland habitat, this workshop is the place to get advice on starting that process. We will also discuss the life history of our steeply declining grassland bird species and conservation practices that can be implemented to help them. In the rich habitat provided by the fields, hopefully participants will be able to view nesting behaviors of bobolinks, savannah sparrows, as well as other wildlife.

Since 2016, Ag Allies, hosted by Somerset County SWCD, has worked with land trusts and landowners statewide to increase the nesting success of grassland birds using incentive payments, technical assistance, and education. The program empowers landowners to make sustainable, bird-friendly management changes on their land and improve the chance for nesting success of grassland birds in Maine.
This event is free and open to the public.


This events will be outside. Please dress for the weather with appropriate footwear. Email if you have questions or call our office at 207-374-5118

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