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Grassland Birds of Kennebunk Plains

$15

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Jun 17, 2019 at 7 am

Members: $10 Nonmembers: $15

Kennebunk Plains is one of Maine's top destinations for birders to visit annually as state-rare and uncommon species are regular nesters here. Our targets will include Grasshopper, Vesper, Field, and Savannah sparrows, Upland Sandpipers, Brown Thrashers, and Eastern Towhees, among other grassland-specialty species. 

Gilsland Farm Summer Camp: Sprouts
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Gilsland Farm Summer Camp: Sprouts

$285

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Jun 17, 2019 at 9 am
3 additional sessions through Aug 12, 2019

Member: $228 Nonmember: $285

Ages 3-5

9am-1pm

Location: Gilsland Farm

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Our half-day camps provide a gentle introduction to camp for children ages three through five. We will spend each week learning about the plants and animals at Gilsland Farm through hands-on exploration, outdoor play, art, music, and more! Our daily adventures will foster an understanding of and appreciation for the natural world.

Preschool Camp Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

Through the generosity of local businesses, organizations and individuals, partial scholarships are available for Maine residents who need financial assistance. For more information, please call: (207) 781-2330, ext. 273 or email scholarships@maineaudubon.org. You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf). 

Dates and themes:

June 17-21: Who’s Home?
What is a habitat? How do plants and animals survive in different habitats? From meadow to marsh, pond to forest, we will explore all that Gilsland Farm has to offer this week!

July 8-12: Our Five Senses
Why does a slug feel slimy? Can you tell the song of a chickadee from a robin? Join us for a week of sensory exploration as we challenge ourselves to look, listen, hear, and feel more carefully while learning about animals with super-senses, too.

July 22-26: Butterflies and Bees
How do bees make honey? Why are pollinators important? Learn about the life cycles of these fascinating insects and the important role they play in the life cycle of a plant, too!

August 12-16: Wildlife Wonders
What animals live in Maine? What makes them special? We’ll search high and low for wildlife around Gilsland Farm and learn what life is like from their points of view.

Peony Bloom & Ice Cream Social Member Celebration
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Peony Bloom & Ice Cream Social Member Celebration

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Calendar Next session starts Jun 19, 2019 at 4 pm

We're celebrating YOU, our members with our Annual Peony Day Celebration.  

This fun annual party is just for Maine Audubon members. Bring your membership card (or we can check your name at the entrance). New members can join and walk right in, too!

Come celebrate our amazing community with ice cream, art, live music -- and of course the iconic peonies of Gilsland Farm. See you there!

Not a Member yet?  Join today!

Forestry for Maine Birds
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Forestry for Maine Birds

Free

with Sally Stockwell

Calendar Next session starts Jun 22, 2019 at 9:30 am

Forestry for Maine Birds (FFMB) approach integrates bird conservation into forest management and planning. You will learn how to:

• Improve habitat for priority forest birds and a variety of other wildlife species

• Take care of your woodland

• Work with other forest management goals

• Enhance the value and enjoyment of Maine woodlands for many generations to come

Location: Somerset SWCD with a field site visit to Yankee Woods

To register, please contact Jennifer Brockway at (207) 679-7306 or somersetswcd.outreach@gmail.com

Daily Guided Canoe Tour
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Daily Guided Canoe Tour

$13
Calendar Next session starts Jun 22, 2019 at 10 am

Members $11, Nonmembers $13
Children $9

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 smac@maineaudubon.org or call 207-883-5100.

Gilsland Farm Summer Camp: Saplings
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Gilsland Farm Summer Camp: Saplings

$345

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Jun 24, 2019 at 9 am
3 additional sessions through Aug 19, 2019

Members: $276, Nonmembers: $345

9am-3pm

Ages 4-5

Location: Gilsland Farm

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Take a closer look at nature with full-day camps designed for a preschooler's pace! Each day includes indoor and outdoor play, plenty of hands-on exploration, art, music, and quiet rest time. 

Preschool Camp Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

Through the generosity of local businesses, organizations and individuals, partial scholarships are available for Maine residents who need financial assistance. For more information, please call: (207) 781-2330, ext. 273 or email scholarships@maineaudubon.org. You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf).

Dates and themes:

June 24-28 Habitat Heroes
We’ll flex our stewardship superpowers this week as we learn about native plants and habitat restoration, as well as ways that we can help wildlife at home.

July 15-19 Earth Art
There is so much to discover at the intersection of science and art! This week we will experiment with different techniques and perspectives, all while creating our very own nature journals.

August 5-9: Pollinator Patrol
Why do plants need pollinators and how do they attract them? This week we will celebrate pollinators of all shape and sizes while learning what we can do to help them.

August 19-23: Biodiversity Bonanza
Mammals, birds, and amphibians, oh my! We’ll explore how different types of animal protect themselves, find food, and care for their young.

 

Forestry for Maine Birds

Free

with Sally Stockwell

Calendar Next session starts Jun 25, 2019 at 4 pm

Forestry for Maine Birds (FFMB) approach integrates bird conservation into forest management and planning. You will learn how to:

• Improve habitat for priority forest birds and a variety of other wildlife species

• Take care of your woodland

• Work with other forest management goals

• Enhance the value and enjoyment of Maine woodlands for many generations to come

Location: Sewall Woods Preserve, Whiskeag Road, Bath

Sunset Canoe Tour
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Sunset Canoe Tour

$14
Calendar Next session starts Jun 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm
3 additional sessions through Aug 30, 2019

Members $12, Nonmembers $14

Experience the marsh at this beautiful time of day.  See the reflection of the setting sun on the calm waters of the Dunstan River, observe the herons and shorebirds flying back to their roosts, and enjoy the sounds of the evening marsh.

Please arrive before 6:30 PM.

Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100.





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