We are the only certified green bed and breakfast in downtown Portland Maine. Everyone at the inn is committed to making our environment healthier and green. We have seven rooms that are all cleaned with environmentally friendly cleaning and laundry products. We recycle, compost,buy local and for those items we have to use paper we only use 100% recycled. We have been going green since 2002.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
A Walk at Maine Audubon at Gilsland Farm
Last week I took a beautiful walk at Maine Audubon, Gilsland Farm, which is situated along the Presumpscot River estuary just five minutes from Portland, Maine. it is Audubon’s headquarters and a 65-acre sanctuary with more than two miles of trails winding along a pond and through woods, meadow, orchard and salt marsh. Usually I snowshoe there in the winter when I have more time away from the inn but it was such a beautiful warm fall day and crystal clear blue sky so I had to take a break from the inn and go for a walk.
As I was walking along the trails I saw chipmunks scurrying around gathering food for the winter along with many birds on the water and flying over the fields. Some of the trees had started to turn colors. It was a spectacular day for a walk. I thought how lucky we are to have such a beautiful spot to take a walk so close to us in Portland!
Diane Edwards Wild Iris Inn 273 State Street Portland, ME 04101 800-600-1557 www.wildirisinn.com Diane@wildirisinn.com