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  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

    Precipice Cliff, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliff areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »

  • Cultural Connections programs rescheduled for 7/16/2014 due to weather

    Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.

  • Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm

    The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.

BioBlitz for Beginners: Inventorying Acadia's Spider Population

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Date: July 6, 2007
Contact: Kelly Pontbriand, 207-288-1316

Become an Arachnologist for the day! Join Jonathan Mays (Maine Department of Inland Fish and Wildlife) for an informative public workshop on spider natural history, ecology, habitat preferences and collecting techniques. Following an indoor discussion, participants will take part in specimen collecting in the field and contributing to a weekend-long rapid biodiversity assessment of Acadia National Park’s Schoodic Section.   

The Spider Blitz will be held at the Schoodic Education and Research Center on Sunday, July 22, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This will be Acadia’s fifth annual BioBlitz and is co-sponsored by the Maine Entomological Society, Maine Forest Service, University of Maine, and the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History at College of the Atlantic. 

Local residents, teachers, students, business owners, and interested visitors are invited and encouraged to participate in the Spider Blitz.  The program is free, but does require advanced registration.For more information or to register, contact Kelly Pontbriand via e-mail or at 207-288-1316. Registration deadline is Friday, July 20.

Did You Know?

The wide carriage road is lined by the spring foliage of birch trees.

Acadia National Park's carriage road system, built by John D. Rockefeller Jr., has been called “the finest example of broken stone roads designed for horse-drawn vehicles still extant in America.” Today, you can hike or bike 45 miles of these scenic carriage roads in the park.