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Bird Walks at Scarborough Marsh
with Noah Gibb
Location: Scarborough Marsh
Registration not required.
Join us for this Wednesday morning Bird Walk. We meet at the Nature Center and check out the birds there and head to local hot spots in Scarborough. We may hit Pine Point, the Eastern Trail, Pelreco and Dunstan Landing.
June Full Moon Canoe Tour
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
Pollinator Parade and Festival (Postponed)
Location: Deering Oaks Park, Portland
This program will be rescheduled for later in the year.
Join Maine Audubon, Birth Roots, and Portland Rec for the 6th annual Pollinator Parade and Festival! We’re bringing this favorite event back to Deering Oaks Park in Portland and hope you’ll come ready to learn, march with us while dressed as your favorite pollinator, and leave ready to take action.
10-11:30am Family Festival
Crafts, games, face painting, costume making, a pollinator scavenger hunt, and more!
11:30am-12pm Sixth Annual Pollinator Parade
We will march through Deering Oaks and the Farmers’ Market to show our support for pollinator habitat. Costumes encouraged!
12-1pm BYO Picnic
Participants are invited to stay and enjoy a BYO picnic. We encourage those who wish to buy food to visit the Farmers’ Market. Bring a picnic blanket and please be prepared to pack out any garbage.
Media Sponsor: Down East Magazine
This event made possible by L.L.Bean.
Speaker Series: Flora for Fauna with Arthur Haines
with Arthur Haines
Join renowned botanist and naturalist, Arthur Haines, for his most popular and acclaimed lecture: "Flora for Fauna"
Arthur’s talk "Flora for Fauna" will address the human need to interact with wild plants to prevent the loss of these plants and concurrently promote human health. To illustrate this, examples of the nutritional superiority of wild plants and their role in protecting from chronic disease will be discussed. Examples of eco-conscientious practices of harvesting and evidence-based herbal medicine will be highlighted.
Arthur Haines, author of A New Path and Ancestral Plants Volume 1 & 2, is a registered Maine guide, TEDx speaker, botanical researcher, and modern day hunter-gatherer. He resides in Canton, ME at Wilder Waters Community where he teaches human ecology, foraging, wildcrafting medicine, and primitive living skills.
Seabirds of Matinicus Rock 2020
with Doug Hitchcox
Members: $80 Nonmembers: $100
A 32-acre island 18 miles offshore at the mouth of Penobscot Bay, Matinicus Rock is one of Maine’s most important seabird nesting colonies. Here, Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Common Murres, Black Guillemots, Arctic and Common Terns, and Laughing Gulls all gather to nest. Motoring out of New Harbor aboard the Hardy III, we’ll cross the mouth of Muscongus Bay, passing close by the seabird colony at Eastern Egg Rock where roseate terns nest. With plenty of open-water habitat along our route, we could see a good array of pelagic species, including Wilson’s Storm-petrels, Northern Gannets, phalaropes, Great and Sooty Shearwaters, Black-legged Kittiwakes, and jaegers.
Information Packet: Seabirds of Matinicus Rock 2020 Info Packet
Daily Canoe/Kayak Rentals
Discover the meandering Dunstan River on your self-guided exploration. We'll provide a canoe/kayak, map, and life jackets.
Cost: $20/hour; $28/1.5 hours; $35/2 hours
($45 maximum; Discounts on Thursdays and for members)
Forestry For Maine Birds
with Sally Stockwell
Location: Robbin's Hill Scenic OverlookOld Canada Road (Route 201), Solon, ME
Woodland management with the birds in mind!
The 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
Our instructors will be Sally Stockwell, Director of Conservation at Maine Audubon and forester Logan Johnson with the Maine Tree Farm Program. Category 1 CFE credits are pending.
Hosted by Somerset County SWCD in partnership with Old Canada Road, Forest Stewards Guild, Maine Audubon, Maine Forest Service and Maine Woodland Owners - Upper Kennebec Valley Chapter.
The workshop is free, but advanced registration is required as space is limited.
To register or for more information, contact Jennifer Brockway at 207-679-7306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Skowhegan: Travel north on US-201 for 10.3 miles. The access drive for Robbins Hill Scenic Area is on the left, 0.5 miles past the junction with ME-43.
From Bingham: Travel south on US-201 for 12.2 miles. The access drive for Robbins Hill Scenic Area is on the right near the crest of the hill.
There are two parking lots at Robbins Hill. Please use the second lot, located at the end of the access drive at the top of the hill next to the picnic area and bathroom.
Daily Guided Canoe Tour
Members $11, Nonmembers $13
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 email@example.com or call 207-883-5100.