OLD TOWN – The Hirundo Wildlife Refuge has lots of fun and educational activities planned for local children this summer.
It all gets underway on July 14, when kids learn about insects and other creatures that can be found in the water and under rocks.
They will be making fairy houses, going on geocache treasure hunts and making little boats that will take part in the first nature boat derby. They also will conduct a special paddle on July 14 that anyone can enjoy.
“What happens is we’re traveling in 25-foot canoes which hold 12 or 10 people and we’ll put in at Pushaw Stream on Route 43 and travel down to Old Town,” said Gudron Keszoecze of the wildlife refuge.
“It’s an all day event and we’re looking at archaeological sites along the way. We’re talking about natural history. And it’s usually a fun time,” she said.
Hirundo Wildlife refuge is located in Old Town and serves as a living laboratory for researchers.
Some of the offerings are free and others come with a fee. For more information, visit hirundomaine.org.