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Nature Tuesday Group
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Nature Tuesday Group

Free

with Davida Sky

Calendar Next session starts Apr 23, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Next meeting: April 23, 1:30-3 pm

This time we will meet in Yarmouth at the Spear Farm estuary preserve. In a short distance it has a great variety of environments, from estuaries and a fresh water pond to hemlock woods. This time of year ponds and estuaries are just coming to life so we should see some interesting things. Wear boots to walk on the estuary and bring binoculars as it should be a good migratory bird stop. 

We will meet at the parking lot. Please see link below with directions.

Happy Spring,

Kiya (831-0651) and Davida 

https://www.mainetrailfinder.com/trails/trail/spear-farm-estuary-preserve 

https://rrct.org/preserves-trails/spear-farm-estuary-preserve/

 

Family Fun at Fields Pond – Spring

$14

with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts Apr 25, 2019 at 9:30 am
5 additional sessions through May 30, 2019

Location: Fields Pond, Holden

Members; $10, Nonmembers: $14

9:30–10:30 am

Weekly on Thursdays. 6-weeks/session for children ages 2-5.

Drop-ins are welcome if we have room: $10/session for Members, and $14/session for Nonmembers

Young children and their grown-ups are invited to spend an hour exploring nature together through stories, songs, art, and play. Each week will include both indoor activities and outdoor adventures designed to foster a connection to nature, encourage stewardship, and provide an introduction to group learning settings. 

Advanced registration is encouraged! Drop-ins are welcome if space is available.

Siblings under 2 free 

Woodcock Watch

$10

with Lynn Havsall

Calendar Next session starts Apr 26, 2019 at 7 pm

Member: $8, Non-member: $10

Location: Fields Pond, Holden

Learn about the wonders of the American Woodcock in a presentation revealing secrets of our weirdest shorebird. After the program we will check out the fields around Fields Pond to experience one of spring's delights— the dazzling displays of courting woodcocks!  Hear the “peents” and twittering of the wings while watching the amazing spiral sky dance.  Dress warm and bring binoculars.

Maine Spring LIVE: Wildlife, Science & YOU!
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Maine Spring LIVE: Wildlife, Science & YOU!

Free
Calendar Next session starts Apr 27, 2019 at 10 am

Join us on April 27 for a very special event!

Maine Spring LIVE: Wildlife, Science & YOU!

Hosted in partnership with Maine Public as part of a project with PBS and the acclaimed Nature series, this day-long festival will feature something for everyone, including:

  • Live animal presentations in our Visitor Center
  • Bird and nature walks throughout the day
  • Presentations on citizen science projects and opportunities
  • Birdhouse construction demonstrations (leave with your own kit!)
  • Solar energy tours and information
  • Games, face painting, food trucks

Be a part of this exciting event! Admission is free, but parking is limited.

Join us to learn about Maine Audubon's citizen science projects and the work being done by all these great organizations:

  • Signs of the Seasons
  • Wild Seed Project
  • Acadia Birding Festival 
  • ReVision Energy
  • Maine Conservation Voters
  • Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Stanton Bird Club
  • Lake Stewards of Maine
  • Maine Public
  • Lyseth School 
  • Scarborough Land Trust
  • Book Fairy Pantry Project
  • Down East Spring Birding Festival
  • The Ecology School
  • Garbage To Garden
  • Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership
  • Maine Young Birders Club
  • ecomaine
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service

Spring Nature Journaling ~ Birds!

$40

with Andrea Lani

Calendar Next session starts Apr 27, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Member: $30, Non Member: $40

Location: Fields Pond, Holden

10 am-2 pm

In this workshop we'll use our nature journals to learn more about the birds that populate our fields and forests.  Maine Master Naturalist, Andrea Lani, will lead participants through a variety of nature journaling techniques—from field sketching to detailed drawings, note-taking to poetry-writing—that will help you become acquainted with our feathered friends. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and experienced journal keepers. We'll start with an introduction to nature journaling during which participants will learn a variety of drawing techniques designed to help even the most reluctant artist overcome their fears. From there we'll explore a different aspect of the natural world using a variety of journaling techniques specific to bird-watching.

NOTE: We will spend time both outdoors and inside, so please dress accordingly. Bring a blank book, notebook, or journal and your preferred writing and drawing tools (a # 2 pencil is sufficient, but a drawing pen and colored pencils are welcome, if desired), and something to sit on outdoors (lightweight camp chair, sit mat, extra jacket, etc.). If you have binoculars and/or a field guide to birds, please bring them as well.

Earth Day Clean-up
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Earth Day Clean-up

Free
Calendar Next session starts Apr 28, 2019 at 9 am

Location: Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center

Spring will be here before we know it and it will be time to clean up the marsh, beaches, Nature Center, and grounds for the new season. Join Maine Audubon, Friends of Scarborough Marsh, Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and the Scarborough community for a work day, and help make our corner of the earth a better place. Groups are welcome!

This year we are partnering with Project G.R.A.C.E. to collect food. Bring some nonperishable food or a store gift card to the clean-up and help the human neighbors of the marsh.

This event is Free! Registration is helpful for planning for food and supplies, but you are welcome to drop in. 

Sign up today!

If you have any questions you can contact Linda at  smac@maineaudubon.org or call 781-2330 ext 213.

Maine Bird Atlas Training

Free

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Apr 28, 2019 at 9 am

Hosted by Augusta Bird Club.
Free but space is limited. Please register.

Beginning in 2018, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (DIFW) is launching the "Maine Bird Atlas" - a new statewide project to document the birds that call Maine home. This in-depth training will be focused on how to document birds during the upcoming breeding season. It will involve an overview of the project, including background and objectives, explain various ways to participate, and take hands-on look at how to use eBird (the database for collecting Maine Bird Atlas sightings).

We will spend time indoors reviewing materials and procedures, then finish with a short walk outside to practice atlasing. We suggest dressing in layers as the temperature will vary throughout the day. Boots or waterproof footwear is recommended while we are outside. Snacks and drinks will be provided but please bring any additional food items you'll want.

Intro to Warblers

$15

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts May 1, 2019 at 7 pm

Members: $10, Nonmembers: $15

As spring migration ramps up, the color gems of the North American forests return to breed. Among the most beautiful and captivating are the warblers. This evening program by Maine Audubon's Staff Naturalist, Doug Hitchcox, will give tips on how to identify these brightly colored but sometimes difficult to see, fast moving song birds. Beyond identification, we'll also learn some warbler songs and natural history.

Warbler Walks at Evergreen Cemetery: May 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16 (M-Th)

Warbler Walks at Capisic Pond: May 10 & 17 (Fridays)





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