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Annual Bird Seed Sale, Fall Bird Feeding Bonanza, Double Discount for Members
We will have extra bags of all our Aspen Song seed blends so you can stock up for the winter.
20% off ALL bird feeding hardware, feeders, and accessories (20% off does not apply to seed) for members during the sale as well!
Not a member, join us and get the Double Discount!
Birding Tour: Louisiana
with Doug Hitchcox
Join this private late-autumn tour on the Gulf Coast targeting Yellow Rails and other migrants and wintering species with Field Guides Inc and Maine Audubon.
Cajun country is one of the primary rice-growing regions of the US, and as such it provides many prairie and taiga pothole breeding birds their winter home: ducks, geese, bitterns, Sedge Wrens, LeConte's Sparrows, and secretive Yellow Rails. These species are found across much of the Southeast, but because of the rice-harvesting schedule of Cajun farmers, the chance of seeing them here is perhaps better than anywhere else--as the rice combines collect the lagniappe (extra) autumn crop, they flush the birds that are otherwise buried deep in marshy grass. In addition to the marsh birds, any hedgerow may have lingering or vagrant migrants, wintering sparrows, or some other surprise!
In the course of our long weekend, we'll also bird the coastal marshes, beaches, and cheniers (tree islands) for late seasonal migrants and wintering species, and we'll visit the nearby pine woods that are home to such southeastern specialties as Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Brown-headed Nuthatch, and Bachman's and maybe even wintering Henslow's sparrows. And don't forget your appetite: Louisiana is rightly known for its tasty cuisine! So why don't y'all come on down and visit?
A full trip itinerary is available here: Maine Audubon Louisiana Tour Itinerary
More information including past trip lists and registration info is available here: Louisiana: Yellow Rails & Crawfish Tails 2019 with Maine Audubon
Book Signing: Richard Louv
Richard Louv’s landmark book, Last Child in the Woods, inspired an international movement to connect children and nature and has now sold over half a million copies. Co-founder of the Children & Nature Network and winner of the Audubon Medal, Louv has become the expert on radically improving mental and physical health through our relationship to the natural world.
In his newest book, OUR WILD CALLING: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform our Lives—and Save Theirs (Publication Date: November 5, 2019; Algonquin Books, $27.95), Louv redefines the future of human-animal coexistence by exploring our deep bonds with other animals and calling for a transformation in how we view, treat, and inhabit our environment.
Louv will have a special pre-release book sales and signing event at Maine Audubon on Wednesday, October 23, from 9 to 11 am at the Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth. FMI: 207-781-2330
For more about the author, visit http://richardlouv.com/about/
Fall Stewardship Day at Fields Pond
Location: Fields Pond, Holden
Join the Fields Pond Staff for a morning of stewardship activities focused on improving our trails and public spaces. Bring work gloves and sturdy footwear. Snacks provided!
Family Fun at Fields Pond
with Sophia DeMaio
Ages 2-5, Siblings Under 2 Free
Location: Fields Pond
Young children and their grown-ups are invited to spend an hour exploring nature through stories, songs, art and play. Each week with include both indoor activities and outdoor adventures designed to foster a connection to nature, encourage stewardship, and provide an introduction to group learning settings. Ages 2-5.
Family Fun at Gilsland Farm
with Molly Woodring
Weekly on Wednesdays (new day!)
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)
Healthy Hikes at Fields Pond
Location: Fields Pond, Holden
Join neighbors and Maine Audubon Staff for a weekly brisk walk this fall season along one of our beautiful Fields Pond trails. Bring appropriate footwear and meet at the Nature Center Headquarters.
Nature Tuesday Group (Fall)
with Davida Sky
Next meeting: October 22
Hi there Nature enthusiasts,This Tuesday, November 22, We will explore what comes in from the storm at Kettle Cove Beach in Cape Elizabeth from 1:30 to 3:00. The fresh seaweed has been piling up at the beach and many types are there to be enjoyed, identified and possibly eaten. Creatures may also have washed up in the wrack. Perhaps the shape of the beach will have changed. Lets check it out!
Directions: Kettle Cove Beach
64 Kettle Cove Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME, 04107
Hope to see you there.
Davida 776-1876 and Kiya