Acadia Senior College


Field Trip to Bad Beaver Farm

May 6, 2023

1:00 p.m

Bad Beaver Farm, Ellsworth

This trip is a follow-up to Carol Leonard's Food for Thought talk on lichens. Preference will be given to those who attend her presention on April 28th, and if space allows, we will open this up to the general ASC community.

Bad Beaver Farm is a 400-acre parcel of pure Downeast wilderness. The owners, Carol Leonard and her husband, Tom Lajoie, have put in miles of woods roads for nature viewing. ASC visitors will be treated to a naturalist’s “Bad Beaver Safari” to see how many plant and animal species can be observed. (The name “Bad Beaver” came soon after Carol and Tom realized they were hosting about 200 beavers on the land that they argue about on a daily basis.) The farm also has a large greenhouse that is actively being planted right now.

Please note: we will be walking about 2 miles on good, even, gravel woods roads. 

There is no charge for this outing.

Please email or call 207-288-9500 to sign up and receive directions to the farm.

Field Trip to Bad Beaver Farm