CEUMC Nature Walk

Dr. Jim Paruk

The Eco Ministry of the Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church is sponsoring a nature walk in Robinson Woods with Dr. Jim Paruk on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m.-noon. Due to predicted rain this walk has been postponed until Saturday October 2 from 10 a.m. -noon. This event is free and open to the public, but because the number of participants will be limited to 12, please let us know by September 29 if you would like to attend the walk on the rescheduled date.

To sign up for the walk on October 2, send an e-mail to capeelizabethumc@gmail.com or leave a message on the church voice mail at 207-799-8396. Please leave your name, phone number and how many people would like to attend.

Dr. Paruk is an associate professor in the Biology Department at St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine. He also is the senior scientist at the college’s Biodiversity Institute’s Loon Center for Conservation. He is a passionate naturalist and has led college courses throughout Central and North America.

The title of Dr. Paruk’s walk in Robinson Woods is “Ferns, Firs, and Fauna” and he will lead participants with observations and discussions on the unique biodiverse woods behind the church. The church is located at 280 Ocean House Road (Route 77) and if you have signed up to attend, please arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. at the far end of the church parking lot.

If you have signed up and discover you will not be able to attend, please notify the church as soon as possible so that someone else can be added to the walk.

In addition to the walk, the October 2 gathering will include a light lunch.

This is the first in a series of walks and events being sponsored by the church’s eco ministry over the next year. Information for future walks will be published in the Cape Courier and on this web site.

Even though this event is free, donations will be acccepted for future projects and environmental issues.

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