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AARP Canoe Tour

Calendar Next session starts Aug 13, 2019 at 12 pm
1 additional session on Aug 13, 2019

Join us for a canoe tour especially for AARP members.  We will meet at the nature center and canoe together on the Dunstan River looking at the migrating birds and the other wildife of the marsh.

Must be AARP members to register for this event.  To join AARP go to:

Aquatic Plants of Maine


with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts Jul 25, 2019 at 7 pm

Location: Fields Pond
Members Free, Nonmember $8

Aquatic plants are a vital part of any aquatic ecosystem.  With thousands of lakes and ponds throughout the State, Maine is home to a wide array of aquatic flora.  This program will give you an overview of the role aquatic plants play in their ecosystem and introduce you to some of Maine’s most beautiful and fascinating aquatic flora.  Note: This program will be an excellent primer for the aquatic plant paddle to follow on Saturday. 

Artist Reception: Jackie Johnson and Mary McKone
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Artist Reception: Jackie Johnson and Mary McKone

Calendar Next session starts Aug 4, 2019 at 1 pm

Please join us to celebrate two artists, Jackie Johnson (painting & illustration) and Mary McKone (ceramics), who each focus their work on endangered species.

“Creatures of the Woods and Waters”
Environmental Illustrations & Oil Paintings by Jackie Johnson will be on view in the Gilsland Farm Gallery from July 22 - September 7.

“The Maine EndangeredSpecies Project”
Mary McKone’s new porcelain functional ware with illustrations by Jackie Johnson will be available in the Nature Store.

The Maine Endangered Species is a collaborative project that aims to raise awareness of the growing list of endangered species and habitats in Maine.

August Full Moon Canoe Tour
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August Full Moon Canoe Tour

Calendar Next session starts Aug 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm
2 additional sessions through Aug 15, 2019

Members $14, Nonmembers $16

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Experience the sights and sounds of marsh creatures under the full moon. Watch for black-crowned night heron along the bank or snowy egret flying back to a nearby island for the evening. We may even see a harbor seal or a muskrat playing in the water.

Arrive no later than 6:30 pm

Advanced Registration Necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

Bar Harbor Pelagic 2019


with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Sep 14, 2019 at 6 am

Members: $135 Nonmembers: $175

Maine Audubon’s annual fall pelagic trip out of Bar Harbor has long been a must-do outing for the region’s birders. The trip is so eagerly anticipated because of a great boat, great camaraderie, and, of course, great sightings of birds and marine mammals!

Past trips have encountered all three jaeger species, both Great and South Polar Skuas, thousands of shearwaters and storm-petrels, gannets, puffins, Razorbills, and Common Murres. Beyond birds, the marine mammal and fish show can be equally stunning with six different whale species, porpoises and dolphins, gray seals, and schools of tuna seen over the years.

Information packet available here: Maine Audubon Bar Harbor Pelagic 2019

Registration questions: Beth Pauls – (207) 781-2330 x273

Bird Monitoring
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Bird Monitoring

Calendar Next session starts Aug 17, 2019 at 7 am

Change in Bird Monitoring at Scarborough Marsh

On Saturday with the heat index, it is suppose to be 107 degrees with high humidity, after talking with several other people, we decided that we should not do the bird monitoring on Saturday as usual. We can not postpone it until next weekend since we will be doing the Insect and Plant Biodiversity Day on July 27 (We hope people will consider coming to that.) So I thought we might be creative, if anyone is interested in doing a section, please be in touch and I will give you the materials for that section. You can reach me at or call 207-883-5100 and press 0.

Also please put August 17 from 7-10 for the next bird monitoring event on your calendar.Thank You, Linda

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Join us for a marsh-wide bird survey.  Participants will go on foot, canoe or kayak.  Novices welcome and will be paired with advanced birders.  We have been doing this survey for over 20 years.  All the data collected helps researchers determine the health of the marsh and is entered into eBird.

Advanced registration appreciated biut not required.  Call 207-883-5100 and press zero or e-mail

Borestone Naturalist Weekend 2019


with Gary Roberts

Calendar Next session starts Sep 6, 2019

Members: $300, Nonmembers: $360

Join this weekend retreat to Borestone Mountain Sanctuary, located just 20 miles south of Moosehead Lake. There we will stay in the sanctuary’s historic Adirondack style lodges, which are accessible only by boat or on foot, lending an extra sense of remoteness and tranquility to this special place.

The sanctuary is a 1600 acre North Woods preserve with outstanding natural features. Centered around rock-topped Borestone Mountain, the sanctuary encompasses remarkable granite outcroppings and cliffs, clear mountain ponds, and old growth forest stands carpeted by luxuriant mosses and lichens.

Canoe Tour with LEA
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Canoe Tour with LEA

Calendar Next session starts Aug 9, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Members $12, Nonmembers $14
Children $10

Experience the wildlife and plants of Scarborough Marsh as you paddle the Dunstan River. Paddling through the marsh, you will be exposed to its many inhabitants, from the snowy egret catching fish along the edge of the river to the mummichogs swimming in the water. A trained naturalist will show you the numerous marsh plants and even give you a taste of an edible one.

This tour is suitable for both novice and experienced paddlers. 

No reservations are needed.  If you have questions, you can e-mail or call 207-883-5100.

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