BELFAST — Coastal Mountains Nature Program presents Insect Bonanza on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Head of Tide Preserve in Belfast.

The popular Coastal Mountains Nature Program is a series of monthly naturalist-led walks and talks exploring the natural history of Midcoast Maine.

This is a joint field trip with the Maine Entomological Society to explore and learn about the insects of the Head of Tide Preserve. This preserve has exceptional insect diversity, combining fields, woods, and a riparian (river) environment.

Dr. Kathy Murray, retired pest management specialist with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry will lead the field trip, assisted by other MES members, including Roger Rittmaster, Land Trust board member.  Meet at the Head of Tide Preserve on Doak Road in Belfast.

Directions: Heading north on Route 1, take the exit for routes 7 and 137. At the stop sign, turn left onto Waldo Avenue. Turn right onto Doak Road. Parking area is on Doak Road, immediately after Doak’s Machine Shop.