As rewarding as working on outdoor recreation projects and volunteering at Maine State Park events can be, sometimes it is really nice to just be a parent and take my kids to family friendly outings at our State Parks. “Feathers Over Freeport” was one such occasion and made for a very fun Sunday at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park in Freeport.
The annual weekend event held at Bradbury Mountain and Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Parks was billed as “A birdwatching weekend for all ages!” and was co-sponsored in 2014 by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry; Freeport Wild Bird Supply; LL Bean; Leica Sport Optics; Birds & Beans; Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream; and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.
Kids-oriented bird walks, bird crafts such as building your own birdhouse and making peanut-butter cones dipped in bird seed, and a presentation by Wind Over Wings of live raptors made for a great family day in the woods…even if the weather was cool and a little damp. Families with an interest in birds or who simply like a good time in the outdoors should definitely look for this event each spring.
A few photos are shared below:
Heading down the Casco Bay Trail
A previously injured eastern screech owl now part of the Wind Over Wings program (click the image for more information on Maine owls).
Looking for the ospreys on Googins Island
Birdhouse building station – one of many hands-on activities
Moving to the next stop on the birding walk