Join KELT in exploring our feathered friends of Westport Island

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 7:45am

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) invites families with children aged 5-12 to join Penny Jessop for a morning of birding at Bonyun Preserve May 15. Together we will investigate our feathered friends of Westport Island, including those that live in the forest, soar through the sky, and feed along the shore. Binoculars and field guides will be made available to attendees, but you are encouraged to bring your own!

Penny Jessop, Maine Master Naturalist Volunteer, is a retired school teacher re-wired as a nature educator. Her experience serving as a nature guide at Thorncrag Sanctuary in Lewiston, equips Penny with vast birding expertise to lead us in our exploration.

This event is free and open to public thanks to the generosity of The Merrymeeting Bay Trust. Registration is required due to the limited class size. Please sign-up by calling KELT at 207-442-8400 or online at This is a light-rain or shine event and the course framework is geared for children ages 5-12. To get to Bunyun Preserve from Route 1, take Route 144 south 10 miles to second intersection with West Shore Road (Lower). Turn Right, go 0.25 miles to parking lot and kiosk on left.

Registration is required for this free event by May 14 due to the limited class size; visit to sign-up. Participants must wear a mask and remain six feet apart during the duration of the outdoor program.