Coastal Mountains nature walk goes to Head of the Tide Preserve: Insect Bonanza

BELFAST — Coastal Mountains Nature Program presents Insect Bonanza on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Head of Tide Preserve, in Belfast. The Coastal Mountains Nature Program is a series of monthly naturalist-led walks and talks exploring the natural history of Midcoast Maine.

This is a joint field trip with the Maine Entomological Society (MES) to explore and learn about the insects of the Head of Tide Preserve.

“This preserve has exceptional insect diversity, combining fields, woods, and a riparian (river) environment,” said Coastal Mountains Land Trust, in a news release.

Dr. Kathy Murray, retired pest management specialist with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry will lead the field trip, assisted by other MES members including Roger Rittmaster, Land Trust Board Member. 

Meet at the Head of Tide Preserve on Doak Road in Belfast.

Heading north on Route 1, take Route 7/137. At stop sign, turn left onto Waldo Avenue. Turn right onto Doak Road. Parking area is on Doak Road, immediately after Doak’s Machine Shop.


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, 07/09/2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Event Location: 

Head of Tide Preserve


Doak’s Machine Shop
Belfast, ME 04915
United States