Preserve Activities

Fairy House Trails

Fairies have moved into two of FBC’s Preserves, Frances B. Wood and Branch Lake Public Forest!   When visiting Branch Lake Public Forest or Frances B. Wood, we invite you to help FBC build homes for the fairies to live in! Fairies live in very special houses made only of materials found in nature. Make… Read more

2024 Trail Explorer Passport

The FBC Trail Explorer Passport Challenge is back for 2024! We’re challenging you to explore four trails this summer in Gouldsboro, Ellsworth, and Sullivan — for a chance to win a prize!   How to Participate Starting July 1st, The Passports can be picked up at Tidal Falls Preserve, Fogtown Brewing Co. in Ellsworth or… Read more

A Voyage to a Little-Known Jewel of Frenchman Bay

Sorrento, ME– When one hears the name “Frenchman Bay Conservancy”, it is hard not to think of the body of water for which it’s named. Bound by the peaks of Mount Desert Island, the Schoodic Peninsula and the jagged fingers of the Mount Desert Narrows, there are few places on the coast that can rival… Read more

2022 FBC Trail Explorer Passport!

The FBC Trail Explorer Passport Challenge is back for 2022! We’re challenging you to explore four trails this summer in Mariaville, Gouldsboro, Lamoine, and Hancock — for prizes! Here’s how it works: Register at the link below, and you’ll be sent a Passport to complete! The Passport will contain the names of the four preserves… Read more

Announcing: 2023 Calendar Photo Contest

Calling all Maine photographers! We’re excited to announce that today officially marks the beginning of the 2023 Frenchman Bay Conservancy Calendar Contest! We’re seeking photographers to submit their FBC photos to help show off the beauty of our preserves and support our mission to protect the land that you love. Whether you’re someone that’s been… Read more

Field Observations with Maine Outdoor School

  Join Hazel Stark from Maine Outdoor School as she teaches you how to test your observation skills and memory at Frances B. Wood Preserve in Gouldsboro, ME! Follow along with these drawing activities in a notebook, on an FBC preserve or in any outdoor space! Draw alone, or test yourself against a friend! Happiness… Read more