Swan Island Events
Living History Reenactment
Date: July 20, 2013
Step back in time to the 18th century and interact with Fletcher’s Company on a scouting mission to Swan Island. Historically, the soldiers of Fletcher's Scouting Company patrolled the Maine woods to protect the settlements from attack by Native Americans and their French allies. Visitors will have a chance to observe and interact as they practice drill and patrol throughout the day. Come see history in the present. Explore the island and meet this group to learn about local history and life in Central Maine during the mid-1700s. Make sure to be on the island before 1pm for a discussion of the Native American raid against the Whiddon and Nobel families who were living on the island and taken in 1750.
Call ahead to reserve your spot for one of the passenger ferry trips to the island. Special Ferry Schedule for Saturday includes trips at 9am, 10am, 11am, 3pm, and 5pm.
Landscaping for Wildlife
Date: July 31, 2014
Time: 12:18 AM
Date: Thursday July 31, 2014 Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm Where: The Old Goat, upstairs, 33 Main Street, Richmond Fee: Free! Any backyard, large or small, can be made into an excellent wildlife area for the enjoyment of the owners and their visitors. In creating such an area you first need to keep in mind the needs of wildlife. All living things need food, water, cover and space to survive. All participants will receive the FREE IFW guide to Managing your Backyard for Wildlife.
Come learn with Suzan McIntyre from Longfellow’s Greenhouses just how to turn your yard into a haven for wildlife.
Nature Walk on Swan Island, Richmond
Date: August 9, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday August 9, 2014 Time: arrive for 9:00 ferry and will end in time for the 11:00 ferry but can stay for later ferry. Where: Swan Island dock. Call 547-5322 to make your reservation. Fee: $8 per person. 3yrs and under are free. Space Limited: First 30 people Please join the Swan Island staff on a guided nature walk exploring the trails on Swan Island. The island has a variety of habitats that support an abundance of wildlife and native plants. Our guided nature walk promises to be a great way to learn about these natural environments straight from an expert Biologist who can answer questions and provide rich information. Feel free to bring a lunch and explore the island on your own afterwards and leave on a later ferry.
Food Plots for Deer and other Wildlife
Date: September 13, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM
Learn the preparation, site location, seed selection, maintenance and benefits of creating food plots for deer and other wildlife. Call 547-5322 to make a reservation.
Nature Walk on Swan Island
Date: October 4, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM
Explore the trails on a guided nature walk with Island biologists. Bring a lunch and explore further on your own. Fall is a beautiful time to see the Island. Call 547-5322 to make a reservation.