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Daily Guided Canoe Tour
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Daily Guided Canoe Tour

Calendar Next session starts Jun 23, 2018 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 or call 207-883-5100.

Exploring Nature Through Art
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Exploring Nature Through Art

Calendar Next session starts Jun 26, 2018 at 10:30 am
4 additional sessions through Aug 21, 2018

Through various art projects children will discover the wonder of the salt marsh.  Each session will be different but will inlcude some outside exploration.

Family Nature Walk: Mummichogs & Marsh Muck
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Family Nature Walk: Mummichogs & Marsh Muck

Calendar Next session starts Jun 27, 2018 at 10:30 am
9 additional sessions through Aug 29, 2018

Members $5, Nonmembers $7

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Explore the marsh for plants and animals through discovery-oriented, fun-filled activities that use all five senses. Participants will touch the marsh fish, the mummichog, look for the many migrating and resident birds, and look through algae to discover the minute creatures living there. This program is for "children" of all ages.

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

Gilsland Farm Wild Edibles Walk


with Russ Cohen

Calendar Next session starts Jun 16, 2018 at 9 am

Members: $20, Nonmembers: $25

Southern Maine is home to over 100 species of edible wild plants, many of which are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts. Join Russ Cohen, wild edibles expert and author of Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten, on a three-hour ramble through Gilsland Farm to learn about at least two dozen species of edible wild plants. Plants expected to be encountered will range from native edible species (i.e., species you might want to add to your landscape) to non-native weeds and invasive species (i.e., plants you would not want to add to your landscape, but nevertheless can offer abundant and tasty foraging opportunities).

Pending favorable weather conditions, several edible mushroom species may be encountered as well. Keys to the identification of each species will be presented, along with information on edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation methods, as well as guidelines for safe and ecologically-responsible foraging.

Intro to Native Plants for Your Landscape


with Eric Topper

Calendar Next session starts Jun 12, 2018 at 7 pm

Come learn the basics of how to get started using native species of wildflowers, shrubs, and trees in your garden or yard.  Eric Topper, who helps lead Maine Audubon's "Bringing Nature Home" initiative will introduce some of the plants, practices, and perks of restoring ecology in developed landscapes.  

This program is designed specifically as a primer for Maine Audubon's Native Plants Sale & Festival on Saturday, June 16th.

June Full Moon Canoe Tour
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June Full Moon Canoe Tour


with Linda Woodard

Calendar Next session starts Jun 28, 2018 at 8 pm
2 additional sessions through Jun 30, 2018

Members $14, Nonmembers $16

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 7:30 pm

Advanced Registration Necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

Maine Bird Atlas Training


with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Jun 10, 2018 at 9 am

Free but space is limited. Please register.

Location: Fields Pond, Holden

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.


Native Plant Walk: Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge


with Heather McCargo

Calendar Next session starts Jun 6, 2018 at 9:30 am

Members of Maine Audubon and Wild Seed Project: $20
Nonmembers: $25

Come learn about the interesting native wildflowers, ferns, trees and understory shrubs that grow in this beautiful mature woodland overlooking the salt marsh with views to the Atlantic.

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge -- Wells, Maine

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