Join MYA on a fab fall excursion to Hirundo Wildlife Refuge! Adventurers will enjoying hiking, yoga, tasty vegetarian soup, a moon on the rise and more...
We'll begin with a hike to take in all of the wondrous nature that Hirundo has to offer. Only 10 miles from the University of Maine, Orono, the refuge is a 2,400 acre nature preserve, spanning Pushaw and Dead Streams, Lac d’Or (lake), vast wetlands, including a gently raised bog, Silver Maple Floodplain Forest, mixed hardwood and evergreen forests. We should be nicely into fall foliage season and will breathe in a vast variety of hues.
Along the hike we'll be practicing yoga - beginners welcome! No worries, the hike will be gentle and the yoga will follow suit. At times we will be surrounded by trees, perhaps we’ll get to know them a bit better using them as our balance partners :)
Afterwards adventurers will gather up inside the Hirundo shelter with vegetarian soup and some other yummy treats. We'll definitely be taking it outside again with a fire and toasting vegan marshmallows (yes, they're just as good as the gelatin variety, in fact, they're better!).
As the light begins to fade, the oh-so-close to full moon will be rising. It's the Hunter's Moon in October with a slightly orange color and a larger size compared to other month's full moons. Adventurers will surely notice the quieter sounds emerging in the dark as daytime's almost constant murmur is dimmed.