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Bird Monitoring
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Bird Monitoring

Free
Calendar Next session starts Jul 20, 2019
1 additional session on Aug 17, 2019

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Join us for a marsh-wide bird survey.  Participants will go on foot, canoe or kayak.  Novices welcome and will be paired with advanced birders.  We have been doing this survey for over 20 years.  All the data collected helps researchers determine the health of the marsh and is entered into eBird.

Advanced registration appreciated biut not required.  Call 207-883-5100 and press zero or e-mail smac@maineaudubon.org

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

$7
Calendar Next session starts Jun 26, 2019 at 10:30 am, runs for 10 weeks
2 additional sessions through Aug 21, 2019

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 email smac@maineaudubon.org or call 207-883-5100.

Groundhog Day Celebration
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Groundhog Day Celebration

Free
Calendar Next session starts Feb 2, 2019 at 10 am

Shadow or no shadow?? Will winter end soon, or should we expect 6 more weeks? Punxsatawney Phil is famous for his winter predictions but do you know about our very own Rosewood and all our other groundhogs at Gilsland Farm?

Come visit us for a fun morning of learning about groundhogs, whistle pigs and woodchucks! We'll have books, kids activities and a presentation by Dr. Christine Maher, who has been studying our Gilsland Farm groundhogs for over 20 years. 

Groundhog Eve

$10

with Lynn Havsall

Calendar Next session starts Feb 1, 2019 at 7 pm

Location: Fields Pond, Holden

It's almost Groundhog Day! Celebrate with yummy holiday treats and discover fascinating facts about woodchucks, the only rodent with its very own holiday!  Unravel Groundhog Day lore and learn how differently this holiday was celebrated in the old days.

Members: $8, Non-Members: $10

Night Hike & Bats!
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Night Hike & Bats!

$6
Calendar Next session starts Aug 1, 2019 at 8 pm

Location: Scarborough Marsh

On this family-oriented hike, participants will use their senses to discover the night life at the marsh. We will try to find many different species of wildlife including a special night mammal, the bat. Participants will be able to use Wildlife Acoustics Echo Meters (www.EchoMeterTouch.com) to detect them and may want to download the free smartphone app in advance. 

 

Advanced reservations are required.  Please call 207-883-5100.

Piping Plover Beach Party
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Piping Plover Beach Party

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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.

Snowy Egret Day
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Snowy Egret Day

Free
Calendar Next session starts Aug 17, 2019 at 9 am

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Experience a day of family fun, including a canoe tour, nature crafts, used book sale, nature and bird walks and more. There will be special programs for children as well as displays and information.

A used book dealer has given us a large amount of nature books so our used book sale will be HUGE this year.  We will also have excellent art books donated from the estate of Father Paul Plante.  Come join us for this fun-filled day and celebrate all that Maine’s largest salt marsh has to offer! This event is held in conjunction with the Friends of Scarborough Marsh.

Fee for some programs.

Winter Carnival
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Winter Carnival

$9
Calendar Next session starts Feb 16, 2019 at 10 am

Maine Audubon Members: FREE

Non-member: $9, Children 2 & under are free

Join us for a celebration of winter weather and wildlife! Learn, create, and play at a variety of indoor and outdoor activity stations, including a winter wildlife touch table, giant snow shelter, scavenger hunt, tracking activities, snow science and art, face painting, snowshoeing with L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery School, and more!

Special kid-friendly shows with local musician Amanda Panda at 11:30 and 1:00. Amanda has performed all over the state and has just published her first CD. We are thrilled to have her at Maine Audubon for our Winter Carnival.

This event made possible by L.L.Bean.

No pre-registration required. 

Non-members, or lapsed members, can sign up now to avoid long lines at the door.  https://www.maineaudubon.org/support/membership/

 





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