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Insect Monitoring

Free
Calendar Next session starts Aug 10, 2019 at 8 am

Join us for insect monitoring day at Scarborough Marsh

Help us survey the habitat around the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center.  We have been doing this survey for 7 years and our data is shared with scientist to help determine the health of the marsh and to notice any changes or new trends that are developing.

Our day will begin with an orientation and materials will be provided to aid in identification and recording data.   We will have a knowledgeable leader with each group. Beginners are welcome! Snacks will be provided. 

Please email smac@maineaudubon.org or call 207-883-5100 and Press 0 for more information or to sign up for this event!

July Full Moon Canoe Tour
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July Full Moon Canoe Tour

$16
Calendar Next session starts Jul 15, 2019 at 8 pm
1 additional session on Jul 16, 2019

Members $14, Nonmembers $16

Location: Scarborough Marsh

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 7:00 pm

Advanced Registration Necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

June Full Moon Canoe Tour
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June Full Moon Canoe Tour

$16
Calendar Next session starts Jun 16, 2019 at 8 pm
1 additional session on Jun 17, 2019

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

Kayak Tour
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Kayak Tour

$13
Calendar Next session starts Jul 20, 2019 at 9:30 am

Member $11, Nonmember $13

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Discover the wildlife and plants of Scarborough Marsh as you paddle the Dunstan River. Gliding 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 mummichugs swimming in the water. A trained naturalist will show you the numerous marsh plants and even give you a taste of an edible one. Must be 16 or older.

Please arrive at 12:30 pm.

Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

 

Live Animal Show: Predators

$15

with Center for Wildlife

Calendar Next session starts Feb 22, 2019 at 10:30 am

Adult Member: $10,  Adult Nonmember: $15

Member Child: $5, Nonmember Child: $10 

Location: Gilsland Farm

 Join Maine Audubon and our friends at Center for Wildlife as we get an up close look at several fascinating species of wildlife, including birds, reptiles, mammals, and other critters. With the live animals and interactive discussion, we’ll learn more about these animals up close, and explore our connection to them.  

 Please note: This program entails a formal presentation involving live animals, and is most appropriate for school-aged children and older. Guests are asked to remain still and quiet throughout the 45-minute presentation so as not to disrupt the animals and other people. Thank you!

Cancellation Policy

Mexico: Oaxaca Birding Trip
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Mexico: Oaxaca Birding Trip

$2,475

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Mar 16, 2019

Escape Maine’s winter doldrums on a week-long tour with Field Guides Inc and Maine Audubon to Oaxaca, Mexico. This tour offers excellent birding in an area of Mexico with a high concentration of endemic species around a city with a rich archaeological and cultural heritage. The city is located at the crossroads of several major biogeographic regions of Mexico, and its bird life is influenced by all of these. Among the resultant mixture are two dozen species endemic to Mexico, including West Mexican Chachalaca, Boucard's and Gray-barred wrens, Dusky and Beautiful hummingbirds, Bridled and Oaxaca sparrows, Gray-breasted Woodpecker, Russet Nightingale-Thrush, Red Warbler, and Slaty and Dwarf vireos. We'll look to see them against Oaxaca's rich backdrop of culture and ruins.

A full trip itinerary is available here: Maine Audubon Oaxaca Tour Itinerary

More information including past trip lists and registration info is available here: MEXICO: OAXACA IN 2019 with MAINE AUDUBON

Nature Tuesday Group
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Nature Tuesday Group

Free

with Davida Sky

Calendar Next session starts Jan 22, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Next meeting: January 22, 1:30-3 pm

We will explore another section on the trail of the Mill Brook Preserve. The trail follows the beautiful stream with amazing ice formations.  Parts of the trail are hilly so be sure to bring snow shoes, spikes and/or poles depending on the conditions after Sunday’s snow. We’ll be looking for animal signs as well.  On our prewalk we saw tracks of deer and scat of mink and coyote. 

The parking lot is at the junction of Methodist Road and 302.

About Millbrook Preserve 

Millbrook Map 

See you then, Davida 776-1876 and Kiya

 

Piping Plover Beach Party
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Piping Plover Beach Party

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available
Calendar Next session starts Mar 16, 2019 at 4 pm

A beach party in March! Why? Why not? The birds are migrating so we need to stop hibernating! It's the perfect party to shake away the winter blues and get ready for spring.

Join us to learn about Maine Audubon's Piping Plover Project and shorebird initiatives. At the same time you will enjoy:

  • Food & Drinks
  • Music 
  • Beach Volleyball, Bocce, and more Games
  • Hands-on Educational Activities 
  • Silent Auction
  • Bird Walks
  • Beach Clean-up

...and more!

The evening benefits a scholarship program for Maine Audubon's shorebird interns, supporting up & coming biologists who will help shape Maine's environmental future.

Maine Audubon adult members & Maine UU members 21+: $20 (includes 2 tickets for beer or wine)

Non-members 21+: $25 (includes 2 tickets for beer or wine)

Members 6 - 20 yrs old: $8

Non-members 6 - 20 yrs old: $10

All children 6 and under - FREE!

Registration will be available soon.





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