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Bird Walk at Fort Williams

$5

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts May 20, 2019 at 7 am

Join us for a bird walk around the picturesque Fort Williams Park during the peak of spring migration. This coastal park is a great spot to see migrating songbirds as they make landfall after their noctural migrations, as well as a great diversity of seabirds just offshore. 

Birding by Ear

$15

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts May 22, 2019 at 7 pm

Members: $10, Nonmembers: $15

Being able to identify birds by their songs literally adds a new dimension to your birding. In this evening program, Maine Audubon's Staff Naturalist, Doug Hitchcox, will present tools and techniques for learning bird song. New this year, the program will also cover basics of recording and visualizing bird songs with spectrograms.

Birds of Casco Bay Boat Trip

$75
Calendar Next session starts May 25, 2019 at 9 am
1 additional session on May 26, 2019

Members: $65, Nonmembers: $75

Please meet at 95 Main St., Freeport by the L.L. Bean Boot by the Flagship Store entrance. The shuttle bus will pick people up at 9 am, so please arrive by 8:30 to allow time for parking and gathering.

Thank you!

In conjunction with the L.L. Bean Freeport Birding Festival, we are offering two trips with Captain Peter Milholland to explore the bird life around Casco Bay.

Our tentative route will leave from Freeport Town Landing and head towards Sister Island, looping around towards Goose Island then southward towards the Goslings and Irony Island. Then we'll pass between Whaleboat Island and Little Whaleboat Island (if time permits) on our way towards Green Island, or cut across the bay southwesterly from the Goslings directly towards Green Island. Our route may change based on the birds (and other sealife) we encounter.

About our captain: Captain Peter Milholland, principal owner and operator of Seacoast Tours of Freeport, is an experienced, professional mariner and marine educator with over twenty-five years of expertise in developing and maintaining marine educational programs. Peter wants to pass his knowledge of Casco Bay on to others and he states, “Seacoast Tours of Freeport is a way for locals and visitors to directly experience the spectacular beauty and wonders of Casco Bay.”

Family Fun at Fields Pond – Spring

$14

with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts May 23, 2019 at 9:30 am
1 additional session on 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 

Family Fun at Gilsland Farm

$150

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Mar 26, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 10 weeks
1 additional session on Mar 26, 2019

Weekly on Tuesdays
9-weeks/session, no class 4/16

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 for members, $20/week nonmembers)

Forestry for Maine Birds

Free

with Sally Stockwell

Calendar Next session starts May 23, 2019 at 12 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

 Host: Waldo County SWCD

Location: Head of Tide Preserve (of the Coastal Mountains Land Trust), Doak Road, Belfast (1/4 mile from the intersection of Doak Road and Head of Tide Rd. We will meet in the preserve parking lot). 

 

Gentle Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Deb Cook

$15
Calendar Next session starts May 20, 2019 at 5:15 pm

Members: $10/class, Nonmembers: $15/class

Location: Gilsland Farm

Join Deb Cook for the return of longer days, springtime energies, and Monday Night Yoga. Beginning Monday, March 25, Deb will lead a weekly class blend of Meditation, Gentle Yoga and Yoga Nidra/Deep Relaxation as we tune in to the emergence of spring. This popular class is open to all levels, no experience and all experience is welcome.  

Class begins at 5:15pm with a 10-minute guided meditation to cultivate relaxation and awareness. This is followed by a mix of gentle yoga and ends with a Yoga Nidra (a guided relaxation that relaxes and restores core energy). Participants can come for the full 75 minutes or arrive at 5:30 as schedules allow.

Deb is a Kripalu-certified Yoga Teacher and Kripalu-certified Yoga Nidra Guide, and has been leading meditation and yoga classes and retreats at beautiful nature-based locations in Maine for 20 years.  Please bring your own mat and any props you may like to use in your practice. Feel free to contact Deb for more information at liveyourpractice@gmail.com.

To become a member and save 33%, please click here.

 

Guided Nature Walks at Fields Pond

$5

with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts May 24, 2019 at 8:30 am
1 additional session on May 31, 2019

Join us on Friday morning's this spring for an easy walk along the Sanctuary trails at Fields Pond.  We'll be sure to see plenty of birds, so bring your binoculars and dress to be comfortable outdoors.  We'll meet at the kiosk in front of the Nature Center.  Walks typically last 1&1/2 hours.  Free for Members.





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