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Field Trip: Florida Lake, Freeport

May 24 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

All are welcome! You don’t need to be an Audubon member or have advanced birding skills to join us. We simply hope to instill interest in the natural world through an understanding of how birds live and thrive in our area. We require that participants over the age of twelve be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Florida Lake is new to our spring line up of field trips because we only recently discovered this birding gem. There are about 3 miles of trails through the 167-acres of differing habitats including emergent marsh, shrub swamp, forested wetland, and wooded upland. In May, 158 species have been reported here such as warblers (including Northern Waterthrush), Great Crested Flycatchers, American Pipits, and ducks and herons in the lake.

For those coming from the north who are interested in carpooling, we will meet at the Damariscotta Hannaford parking lot at 6:15 am. Otherwise, We will meet at the Florida Lake parking area at 7:00 am. The trails include bog bridges, rocks and roots. For more information, or in the event of inclement weather, please call Trip Leader, Dennis McKenna, at 207-563-8439 (home) or cell 207-522-2891.

Directions: To get there, take Route 136 north of I-295. At the blinking yellow light, turn right onto Route 125 (Wardtown Road). Drive 2.4 miles to a blue Florida Lake sign on the right. Follow the dead-end access road to the parking area.


May 24
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Florida Lake
82 A Wardtown Rd
Freeport, 04032
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