As part of the Coastal Mountains Nature Program series, an early summer nature walk will be held on Saturday, July 1, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Led by Roger Rittmaster, author of "Butterflies Up Close: a Guide to Butterfly Photography," the walk is an exploration of early summer “charismatic” insects inhabiting the wetlands and fields of the Camden Snow Bowl. Early July is the peak of butterfly diversity in the Midcoast.

Meet in the Camden Snow Bowl parking lot, with water and sensible shoes.

The Coastal Mountains Nature Program is sponsored by Coastal Mountains Land Trust and the Camden Conservation Commission and hosts walks and talks exploring the natural history of Midcoast Maine. Each walk has a particular area of focus, led by a knowledgeable leader, and participants are encouraged to share their knowledge of anything that we discover.

Coastal Mountains Land Trust has worked since 1986 to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay. The Land Trust has protected more than 10,000 acres to date, offering 40 miles of trails for public access.