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Field Trip: Scarborough Marsh
August 8, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Scarborough Marsh encompasses Maine’s largest expanse of salt marsh. Owned and managed by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the 3,100 acre estuary comprises tidal marsh, salt creeks, freshwater marsh, and uplands. Waterfowl, egrets, herons, Glossy Ibis and many species of shorebirds depend on this rich ecosystem for food, a place to rest during migration, and nesting habitat. The marsh is also an excellent spot to find a number of grassland songbirds not commonly found in other parts of Maine, as well as various birds of prey that hunt in the marsh throughout the year. Muskrat, mink, otter, and deer also frequent the wetland.
We will depart Damariscotta Hannaford at 7 am.