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Fri, Jul 16


The Mountain in Rome

Geology Hike Part Two with Pete Kallin

Join scientist Pete Kallin for a short hike where we will unravel more of the geologic history of the Belgrades continuing from the previous hike June 14.

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Geology Hike Part Two with Pete Kallin
Geology Hike Part Two with Pete Kallin

Time & Location

Jul 16, 2021, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The Mountain in Rome, Mountain Dr, Rome, ME 04963, USA


About The Event

If you are joining us previously on July 14th, Mel Croft began the Geology Hike Part One on French. He plans to focus less on the science and more on how the landscapes have changed – evolved – over the past 400 million years, all due to fascinating geology which can be read in the rocks and sediments that we’ll be observing. Deep oceans, volcanoes, earthquakes, spectacular cloud piercing mountains, ice – it’s all there in the rocks.

We’ll end up about 13,000 years ago with a naked landscape devoid of living plants or creatures. This event, two days later, 7 Lakes Alliance board member Pete Kallin will lead a hike on July 16 (11 AM: bring a lunch) on the Long Pond Loop of the Mountain Trail where he will explain how life returned to the Belgrades and the bare rocks and melted ice water evolved into the vibrant, forested landscape and lakes teeming with life that we enjoy so much today. He will discuss concepts of ecological succession and explain how pioneering lichens, plants, fish, and animals (including Homo sapiens) gradually created soils, plant communities, and complex ecological communities that continue to evolve today.

Sign up for both hikes, bring your lunch and enjoy a fascinating trip through time.

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