Coastal Mountains nature walk: Botany Bonanza

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ROCKPORT — Coastal Mountains Nature Program presents Botany Bonanza on Saturday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Beech Hill Preserve, in Rockport. The Coastal Mountains Nature Program is a series of monthly naturalist-led walks and talks exploring the natural history of Midcoast Maine.

Dr. Eric Doucette, assistant professor of biology at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, past-president of Maine’s Josselyn Botanical Society, and a CMLT walk leader will lead an exploration of the plants found in the fields and woods on Beech Hill. 

Meet at Beech Nut, the hut on top of Beech Hill, and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy the view after the walk.


Beech Hill Road: From Route 90 in Rockport, go south on Rt 1, taking first right onto Beech Hill Road. Parking lot on the left in 1.6 miles.


The Coastal Mountains Nature Program is hosted by Coastal Mountains Land Trust. This program hosts walks and talks exploring the natural history of Midcoast Maine to educate the public about environment issues and increase opportunities for residents to explore the outdoors.


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 over 12,000 acres to date, offering 50 miles of trails for public access.

Event Date: 

Sat, 08/06/2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Event Location: 

Beech Hill Preserve


316 Beech Hill Rd
Rockport, ME 04856
United States