News Feature

Deer Isle
Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, August 7, 2014
IHT to host annual Ice Cream Social at Lily Pond

The public is invited to attend Island Heritage Trust’s annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Lily Pond Beach. There will be games for kids, nature exhibits, swimming and, of course, plenty of ice cream. The event is free and open to the public and is IHT’s “thank you” to the community for its continued support, according to a news release from the trust.

Birding opportunities abound this week as IHT Executive Director and expert birder Mike Little will lead the first of two bird walks on Saturday, August 9, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Scott’s Landing. Join Little as he guides participants through the preserve to spot winged summer visitors and native birds in the habitat Scott’s Landing offers. Beginners welcome.

Join experienced birders Jane Rosinski and Gordon Russell for a walk featuring migrating shorebirds on Wednesday, August 13, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Meet at the parking area at the junction of Sunset and Dunham Point roads. The tidal flats, beaches and islands of the Southwest Harbor area will be the focus of the walk, as walkers look for the abundant and varied shorebirds that are migrating south this time of year to their winter homes. There will be a short walk from the parking area to the beach.

The weekly Kids in Nature event will be held at Scott’s Landing, Tuesday, August 12, 9-11 a.m. Island writer Cherie Mason’s book, Everybody’s Somebody’s Lunch, will provide the theme of the walk. Participants will explore the food chain and the roles that critters in each level play in nature and the environment. Youngsters can then visit the weekly Story and Craft Time, Friday, August 15, 9-11 a.m. to continue the book’s theme with a story hour and accompanying craft.

All programs, unless otherwise noted, are free and open to the public. For further information about IHT and its programs, call 348-2455, or visit islandheritagetrust.org.