Mark your Calendar – October 17

We’re pretty excited. We’ve had our ups. Like everybody, we’ve had our downs. Right now, things are turning around at Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. The leaves are turning from green to an explosion of color; the mornings are turning from humid to crisp; and the once quiet refuge has turned into a bustle of activity.

We’re under new management!  Earlier this summer, the US Fish and Wildlife Service assigned management of Sunkhaze Meadows to the Moosehorn Facility. For many reasons, this is a great move; we hope you will join us in welcoming the staff on October 17th at the Carter Meadow Trail. There will be a meet & greet at the first cabin on the Carter Meadow trail at 10 am. Please take a few moments to come meet the USFWS staff, they are having a huge positive impact here in Milford.

We’re so pleased with the new management in fact, that we’re going to tell them to, “take a hike!”.   After welcoming the staff, a little Q & A session, we hope you will join us for a fall foliage hike to the observation deck. The deck overlooks Maine’s second largest peat bog system offering a panoramic view of the deep red colors of the bog plants. It’s a moderate hike, there are roots and a it may be a bit wet in places. If you’re coming, there’s no fee of course, but do dress for the weather conditions and bring water and a light snack if you choose. All ages welcome.