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Healthy Hikes at Fields Pond
Join neighbors and 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.
Labor Day Weekend Extravaganza
Join us for fun on our last full weekend! We will have an end of the season sale in the store, door prizes, a used book sale, crafts for the kids, a bake sale on Saturday, children’s activity day on Sunday, and much more.
Maine Deer: Winter Weather Warriors
with Nathan Bieber
Learn about wintering deer in Maine and efforts by the Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) to monitor wintering deer. Learn in the field how winter severity is measured and see what gear is used to capture and collar deer. See deer movement and mortality data gathered from the MDIFW deer collaring project. Presenter is Nathan Bieber, Wildlife Biologist and Deer Specialist with the Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Free for members.
Mushrooms of Maine
with David Spahr
Join local favorite David Spahr as he takes you on a journey through the world of fungi. Time will be spent both indoors and outdoors learning about mushroom identification, folklore, collecting, and cooking. David’s book will be available for purchase. Be prepared for a moderate amount of physical activity while outdoors. Leader: David Spahr, author of Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada. Space is limited, pre-registration required.
Nature Tuesday Group
with Davida Sky
Next meeting: August 13
Our next Nature Tuesday will be at Maine Audubon in Falmouth on August 13 from 1:30 to 3:00. We’ll explore pollen, pollination, pollinators, and check out the honey bees. Hope to see you there!
Good to bring your: binoculars, 10X loupe
Nature Tuesday Group (Fall)
with Davida Sky
Next meeting: August 27
Late summer flowers are blooming. Lets walk around Audubon in Falmouth and see what we can see. Identify what’s blooming, review the families we have learned: Mint (Lamiaceae), Dogbane (Apocynaceae) and Composite (Asteraceae) and maybe add another family group if we are feeling daring.
It would be good to have available your 10X magnifier, binoculars and flower field guide, but feel free to come with just your curiosity! See you soon.
Davida 776-1876 and Kiya
Plants Out of Place: Ecology and Identification of Invasive Plants of Maine
with Nancy Olmstead
Invasive plants can over-run habitats, change soil ecology, reduce the abundance of food for beneficial insects, and be an eyesore on the landscape. Come learn how these aggressive species got to Maine, which ones are of top concern, and what you can do to make a difference. Presenter: Nancy Olmstead, Invasive Plant Biologist, Maine Natural Areas Program, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.
Speaker Series: Untrammeled -- The Case For Wild Nature in a Changing World
with Northeast Wilderness Trust
Conserving land as "Forever Wild" is increasingly important as many organizations focus on lands' uses. Northeast Wilderness Trust and other organizations are doing this work, including here in Maine. Conservation leaders Tom Butler and Mark Anderson will make a lively presentation addressing the science and spirit of forever-wild conservation with a question and answer session to follow.
This event co-sponsored by Northeast Wilderness Trust.
See speakers bios below:
Tom Butler is Vice President of Conservation Advocacy at the Foundation for Deep Ecology. He is a longtime conservation activist and writer who has concentrated primarily on wilderness and biodiversity. He is the former longtime editor of Wild Earth journal. His books include Wildlands Philanthropy, Plundering Appalachia, Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of Earth, and ENERGY: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth. Tom was a founding board member, former president, and is a current member of the board of directors of Northeast Wilderness Trust.
Mark Anderson is Director of Conservation Science for The Nature Conservancy’s eastern U.S. region. Mark provides science leadership, ecological analysis, and landscape assessment tools for conservation efforts across eighteen states. His current research interests include ecological resilience, disturbance processes, geophysical landscape properties, and seafloor mapping. Mark joined the board of directors of Northeast Wilderness Trust in 2016.