Forest Ecology Walk with Tom Wessels (a fundraiser for the Seaweeds of Maine)

Saturday, June 24, 2023 - 4:30pm
Maine Natural History Observatory
Little Long Pond Preserve carriage roads
Event Format: 
In person

Join Tom Wessels (renowned ecologist and author of many books including Reading the Forested Landscape) on a guided walk of the Little Long Pond Preserve carriage roads and help raise funds for the Seaweeds of Maine field guide project. You will learn about the natural history of the area and how to interpret natural features and what they tell us about the past.

Tom Wessels is a well-known, local author and ecologist. He is professor emeritus at Antioch University where he founded their master's degree program in Conservation Biology. He is best known for his work with forests, but also has strong interests in desert, arctic, and alpine ecosystems. Tom has published six books, with his best known being Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England. He has conducted workshops on ecology and natural history throughout the country for over 3 decades. People who would like to get a sense of what it might be like to be on an interpretive walk with Tom, can check out his videos on youtube.

This workshop is a fundraiser! All proceeds will support the Seaweeds of Maine project which will promote seaweed appreciation and stewardship by collecting baseline seaweed data and creating a user-friendly, photographic field guide to Maine seaweeds. Seaweeds of Maine is a project of Maine Natural History Observatory. Learn more at


Tom is conducting two identical walks on Saturday the 24th of June. One is from 2 - 4 pm and the other is from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Please sign up for one OR the other. There are 20 spots available on each walk.

Parking is available at the Little Long Pond upper parking lot and along the road. PARKING IS VERY LIMITED! Please carpool if possible.