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“One of the best gifts I’ve given myself and others is time spent with Dan cultivating a deeper understanding of how Mother Nature heals, inspires, and teaches us to be more conscious, awake human beings. His knowledge and passion for the wild world makes every adventure a life-changing experience. Spend a day with Dan and you’ll fall in love with birds, animals, tracking, and trees, as well as the rhythms of life, the practice of presence, and the joy of becoming a wise leader.”

New York Times Bestselling Author Cheryl Richardson
Cheryl RichardsonNew York Times Bestselling Author of “Take Time for Your Life”

Upcoming Opportunities

Wonders of Trees: Meet & Appreciate the Arboreal World w/ Dan Gardoqui

Sunday, December 4th, 2022 – 10am-12pm – York Land Trust (York, ME)

It’s easy to take trees for granted. But turns out that they are much more complicated and important than most of us might think. Come spend a late morning outdoors re-meeting, learning about, and finding deep gratitude for our tall, sun-loving, woody neighbors.

Expert naturalist Dan Gardoqui will lead a curated tour of the most common and most amazing trees in our backyards. Learn how trees talk to each other, how they nourish our nervous system and how they’re embedded into the fabric of our lives in the Northeast.

Sponsored and hosted by The York Land Trust.


Can you tell the tracks of a fox from a fisher? Ever trailed a porcupine to its den? Join Certified Wildlife Tracker and Registered Maine Guide Dan Gardoqui for an outdoor adventure. Open to all curious adults (& interested teens). We’ll spend half a day seeking out, interpreting and following the tracks, trails and signs of our wild neighbors living on the Wells Reserve. Bring your own food/snacks and dress warmly.

This program is co-sponsored by York County Audubon and the Wells Reserve, with members of either organization receiving the discounted program pricing.

To Register, call the Wells Reserve at 207-646-1555 x116.

Space is limited, so don’t delay!


Follow the snowy trails of wild animals like Canada lynx, moose, fisher and marten through wild, diverse habitats while blending teaching with a full immersion of your senses in nature.  Located in the rugged Western Maine Mountains and the Moose River Valley, you’ll explore snow-covered landscapes, learning about the lives of northern wildlife and the remarkable habitats that sustain them.

To make the experience and learning personalized, I only take 6 clients per weekend. Click on the button below to secure your spot now. If you have questions, please use the contact form here.


Can you tell the tracks of an otter from a fisher? Would you recognize a bobcat hunting bed? Join expert tracker, Dan Gardoqui as we seek out, interpret and follow the tracks and trails of the diverse wildlife species of the Valentine Farm property in Bethel. We will focus on track identification, trail interpretation, awareness techniques and the reading of subtle clues that help us better connect with our wild neighbors.

~ Registration Fees Support the Mahoosuc Land Trust ~


Dan Gardoqui bio photo. Naturalist. Guide. Trainer. Consultant.

YOUR GUIDE

Dan Gardoqui has been leading people of all ages in nature for 30 years. He is a Registered Maine Guide and Certified Wildlife Tracker. Dan has Wilderness First Aid certification and does his best to give all clients excellent experiences in nature. Feel free to contact Dan with any questions.

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