Have you visited Schoodic Bog Preserve in Sullivan yet? The views of the bog and Schoodic Mountain are incredible. Find directions and trail information on our website. #conservation #Maine #VisitMaine #TrueMaine #DowneastAcadia #SchoodicByway #communityconservation
Some locals stopped by Tidal Falls Preserve this morning to see historic photographs now displayed in the conference room of the Exploration Center. They include shipwrecks, explosions, and giant lobsters—if you're near Hancock during the week, come take a look!
Local metal detector hobbyist, Louis Stanley, just sent us this photo! What is it? A shipwreck spike he found at the beach at Taft Point Preserve in Gouldsboro!Louis says these spikes were used to fasten ship's planks to the timbers and were normally 4 to 6 inches long. The spikes were hand wrought and curved so they were less likely to come out of the wood! Louis' question: Where's the rest of them? This had to be a large ship. Did it sink? Maybe it just pulled into Taft Point to make repairs. A mystery indeed. He also says that like any good outdoorsperson, a good detectorist will leave virtually no trace of their ever being there. Meanwhile, most people don't realize that much the history we don't know about is right under their feet.....literally. Great find! #conservation #Maine #VisitMaine #TrueMaine #DowneastAcadia #SchoodicByway #communityconservation
The new pavilion at Tidal Falls is really coming together!
This #LovetheLand moment, glistening maple leaves, is brought to you by Hawkes & Quirk—thanks for your support! Hawkes & Quirk is a first-time FBC Business Member. Thanks for joining the cause of local land conservation! To add your business to our list of supporters, visit our website: http://frenchmanbay.org/business-members/ #conservation #Maine #VisitMaine #TrueMaine #DowneastAcadia #SchoodicByway #communityconservation
🌲Photo caption below! 🌳 Thank you to everyone who donated to the trail stewardship program for yesterday's #TrailTuesday #GivingTuesday! We're still looking for more 🌟 NEW donors to give $10 for trails to support the ongoing stewardship of the over 28 miles of trails (and counting) that provide places to escape and explore. If you've never given to FBC before--don't worry! It's easy and you get a trail map, decal, and twice-annual newsletter updates on trails and other conservation projects in our area.🌞 Here's a photo from a summer preserve walk led by our board president on the Corea Heath trail -- a trail that is in need of some additional funds and volunteering to repair part of the trail that was submerged when beavers added to their dam on the property! If you care about this trail and others, please consider visiting our website or using Facebook's donate button to help repair this trail. Thank you! 😁
Thanks to generous supporters and volunteers like yourself, together we plan, create, clear, explore, and learn on FBC's over 28 miles of public trails! Giving Tuesday, or #TrailsTuesday, is one great chance to give back to these trails that provide so much. If you enjoy walking through the woods, or running, hiking, fishing, birdwatching, and more, please consider a $10 for trails donation today to support ongoing trail stewardship. Simply follow the link in our bio to our website our secure donation page. Thank you for your support! #conservation #Maine #VisitMaine #TrueMaine #communityconservation
Indra and her dogs broke the trail at Long Ledges Preserve in Sullivan after the snow last week!Trails are open year-round! For a list of which parking lots are plowed in the winter, visit our website. #FBCLongLedges #communityconservation #hikingtrails #snowpups #Maine #SchoodicByway #VisitMaine
Iris Simon snapped this photo on the Simon Trail in Lamone--a great trail for snowshoeing! If you get out on one of our trails this late fall and winter, be sure to snap a photo and send it to us! You can tag us, message us, or use the preserve hashtag like #FBCSimonTrail #TrailsTuesday #communityconservation #snowshoeing #winter #Maine
Here's one of the coolest projects happening on our trails right now: the Downeast Phenology Network. This year, 6 FBC volunteers became phenology citizen scientists, recording the state of plants along Baker Hill Trail in Sullivan. They simply used a smartphone app to record the data, which will be used and tracked overtime to teach us how climate change may be influencing the blooming, fruiting, and leafing of plants--connected to a network of other Downeast Maine trails leading the same program. How cool! Contact us if you'd like to join the volunteer group next season--it's as simple as walking a trail! #TrailsTuesday #conservation #Maine #VisitMaine #TrueMaine #DowneastAcadia #SchoodicByway #communityconservation
Here's a throwback to the building of the Schoodic Connector Trail a couple of years ago. Your generous donations allowed us to hire a Maine Conservation Corps crew to bridge Schoodic Bog with Long Ledges Preserve! The trail they made includes incredible views of Schoodic Mountain, custom stone steps, and paved the way for an 8-mile trail race course. #ThankYou #communityconservation #TrailsTuesday
This #LovetheLand moment, Schoodic Mountain from Long Ledges Preserve, is brought to you by Peacock Builders—thanks for your support! Peacock Builders is a long-time FBC Business Member and supporter, sponsoring the annual Autumn Trail Race. To add your business to our list of supporters, visit our website: http://frenchmanbay.org/business-members/ #conservation #Maine #VisitMaine #TrueMaine #DowneastAcadia #SchoodicByway #communityconservation
This Thanksgiving, we're thankful for volunteers. We could not do it without the dedication of many local volunteers. In this photo, trail volunteers hike up a hill while building a new trail at Schoodic Bog. Thank you to volunteers who donate their time and others who donate through gifts or services. Thanks for helping protect the land we all love ⭐ #Thanksgiving #Thankyou #TrailsTuesday #CommunityConservation #trails
Another reason to love trails: Each spring, we organize Spring Nature Hikes guided by expert naturalists. This photo is from a couple years ago, on spring birding hike led by Fred Yost. What new type of hike do you want to see this spring? #TrailsTuesday #communityconservation #naturalist #hiking
Can you recognize this trail kiosk? These kiosks are a crucial piece of any trail head! They provide history of the trail, contact information, a hiker log box, and the all-important trail map! #TrailsTuesday #conservation #hikingtrails #landtrust #hiking
Dog-walking is one of the most popular uses of our 28 miles of free and open-to-the-public trails. What is your favorite way to enjoy FBC trails? #TrailsTuesday #FBCSimonTrail #conservation #Maine #communityconservation