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Art Reception: John Knight
Join us to celebrate the latest exhibition in the Gilsland Farm Gallery, Growing at Your Feet: Paintings by John Knight
On view January 8 - February 12, 2019
Reception: January 26, 1-3pm
Image: Scarlet Pimpernel
acrylic on canvas
20" x 16"
Bird Feeding Celebration
Join Maine Audubon in preparing to celebrate National Bird Feeding month in February!
Transform your backyard into a bird sanctuary with the help of The Nature Store.
Offering food and water nurtures birds through the harsh winter, and allows us the chance to observe them up close. This is also an excellent opportunity to introduce kids to the natural world right outside our windows. Join us for tips on how!
We will be offering informal talks throughout the day.
Staff will be on hand to answer your questions.
Ecology Club - January
with Stanley Sampson
Students in Grades 6-8 meet weekly from 3:30-5:30 at Gilsland Farm Starting January 8-29.
Students will engage in activities designed to help them learn about local ecosystems and their environment. Activities will include environmental problem solving, advocacy, educating others about protecting ecosystems, conservation, service learning and stewardship all in a fun, experiential, and interactive way.
If signing up for 3 or more sessions, scholarships are available. Please contact Beth Pauls, 207-781-2330 x273.
Family Fun at Gilsland Farm
with Molly Woodring
Weekly on Tuesdays (**please note new times!)
9-weeks/session, no class 2/19
Child members: $120
Child non-members: $150
Ages 2-5, siblings under 2 free
Location: Gilsland Farm
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. ($15/week members, $20/week nonmembers)
New Year, New Birds
with Doug Hitchcox
Members: $30, Nonmembers: $40
Kick off the year with a van trip to see as many FOY (First of Year) birds we can see. The route is yet to be determined but will likely explore the coast of York and Cumberland Counties or target lingering rarities.
We will leave Gilsland Farm in Falmouth at 8:00AM and plan to be back around 1:00PM but we ask that people are flexible with the return time. We make stops for bathrooms as needed, which can add time to the trip, and sometimes the birding is too good to wrap up on time!
Speaker Series: Wildlife 911 with Live Animals
with Center for Wildlife
Members $12, Nonmembers $15
Conservation Medicine: Navigating a Six Lane Highway to Systemic Change
Join Center for Wildlife Executive Director, Kristen Lamb, for a look inside a wildlife medical clinic and education center. Through live animal ambassadors, X-Rays, photographs, and storytelling, participants will learn about real-time challenges our wildlife face such as societal empathy on the decline, rapidly changing climate, and development/habitat loss.
This program may or may not be for the faint of heart, but all will leave feeling empowered and inspired with more knowledge and understanding to be a positive impact on the natural world, beginning today.
Beer and wine is included.
This program is for ages 21+ and is sponsored by Allagash Brewing and Chickadee Wines.
Winter Nature Journaling
with Andrea Lani
Location: Fields Pond
Saturday, January 12th 10am – 2pm
Join Maine Master Naturalist Andrea Lani for a day of journaling. We'll start the workshop indoors with an introduction to nature journaling during which participants will learn some drawing techniques designed to help even the most reluctant artist overcome their fears. From there we'll head outside and explore the Fields Pond property using a variety of journaling techniques that will help us truly see the natural world before us, practice describing nature using all of our senses, and write our way into stories about the winter world around us. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and those with experience in art, writing, or natural history.
Winter Tracking in the Field
with David Lamon
Location: Fields Pond
Saturday, January 19, 9AM – 11AM
How many times have you found strange markings in the snow and wondered what made them? Learn to identify the signs left behind by our wild neighbors and apply your skills from Thursday’s workshop as we head outdoors at Fields Pond for a morning of tracking wildlife.
PLEASE NOTE: Be prepared to be outdoors in winter weather.
Members: $10, Non-Members: $12