Interested in learning about birds, plants, ecology and other areas of natural history? Coastal Mountains Land Trust and the Camden Conservation Commission have teamed up to co-sponsor monthly natural history walks in the Camden area. Walks occur the first weekend of each month and June’s walk will take place on Coastal Mountain Land Trust’s Ducktrap River Preserve in Lincolnville. This month’s walk will focus on breeding birds, spring wildflowers, and river ecology. We will also learn about Coastal Mountain Land Trust’s effort to eradicate the invasive Japanese knotweed on the preserve.

The walk will take place on Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. To find the Ducktrap River Preserve from downtown Camden, drive north on Route 52 to Lincolnville Center and turn right on Route 173/52 (Beach Road). Drive about 3.5 miles and cross the Ducktrap River. The trailhead is on the left (north) side of the road shortly after the bridge. Parking along the road may be necessary, please carpool if possible.

The naturalist walk series explores Land Trust preserves and other local hiking spots to encourage natural history discussions and education. Participants should come prepared for an outdoor excursion, easy to moderate in pace. Please leave dogs at home. The walk will be facilitated by area naturalist Roger Rittmaster and will encourage experts and amateurs to discuss and share their knowledge of natural history.


Advance registration is not necessary. To learn more and to find notices of location, last minute changes and/or cancellation, visit Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s Events Calendar page at