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Fall Activites

Hello Friends!

Fall has arrived and with the fall colors come many activities the Friends of Moosehorn are involved in. We would love to have you join us at one of these activities below. The Friends Board Met back in late September and one of our goals along with supporting the Refuge in any way we can - is better communication with you! Expect periodic updates with upcoming happenings on the refuge, and around Downeast Maine!

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We'd love for you to share photos, or comments about your adventures on Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge too!

We are looking for many volunteers for the Moosehorn Ghost Run on October 30th. This event serves as our annual fundraiser to support Refuge staff, host activities throughout the year and keep the Friends solvent. If you could lend a few hours of your time on Sunday October 30th from 8am to 11am, it would be much appreciated. Please simply respond to this email.

Know someone who might be interested in these activities, please forward them event description below.

Saturday October 15 Moosehorn Fall Foliage and Wildlife Field Trip Come join us for a wildlife and fall foliage adventure to Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Baring. We will drive along the refuge roads stopping to enjoy the fall foliage and look for wildlife. Meet at the parking area adjacent to the eagle viewing platform on Charlotte Road Saturday, October 15 at 7:00 AM. We expect the Field trip to last approximately 4 hours, but feel free to leave as needed. For more information, contact Woody Gillies at 726-5570 or email at Photo of Moose - (Woody Gillies)

Sunday October 30 Moosehorn Ghost Run Half-Marathon and Relay Event information link - Location: YCC building, Moosehorn, Baring Volunteers needed as course marshalls, parking coordinators, photographers. Time commitment from 8am to approximately 11am. Please reply to this email if able to volunteer. Runners from across Maine, New Brunswick and out of state will join us to run within the Refuge on the dirt road network. We expect about 100 participants. Know someone who might like to run, please share this link with them. Ghost Run logo - artwork (John Hough)

November 19 - Sipp Bay and Gleason Cove Field Trip

Woody Gillies will lead a field trip to beautiful Sipp Bay Preserve, a MCHT property. We will be scanning the waters surrounding the peninsula for wintering sea ducks such as mergansers, scoters, buffleheads, goldeneyes and loons. Bald eagles nest nearby and are often seen. The trip will involve some short easy walking and several spotting scopes will be available to view the ducks out in the bay. Time permitting some of us may go to Gleason Cove after we are finished at Sipp Bay to scan Gleason Cove for sea duck species missed at Sipp Bay. We will meet at 8 AM rain or shine at the Sipp Bay Preserve Parking Lot at the end of Burby Rd. in Perry. For more information, contact Woody Gillies at 726-5570, or email Picture of Bufflehead - Woody Gillies

- Friends of Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge

103 Headquarters Rd

Baring, ME 04694

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