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Owls of Birdsacre
with Grayson Richmond
Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center
Two sessions: 10:30 am and 12:30 pm
$12 Adult Non-member (kids $6); $8 Adult Members (kids $4)
Kids are ages 13 and under.
Preregistration is required!
Come meet the Owls of Birdsacre up close and personal! “Achilles,” the educational, non-releasable Great Horned Owl; “Atticus,” the calm Barred Owl, and “Little Gentleman,” the diminutive Saw-Whet Owl. Hear their stories of personal and species challenges and learn how we can help in the work of owl conservation. This is a family friendly event. Space will be limited due to the comfort of the owls and humans (pre-registration is required).
Eyes on Owls
Adult Member: $10, Adult Nonmember: $15
Child Member: $5, Child Nonmember: $10
Location: Gilsland Farm
Join naturalist Marcia Wilson and photographer Mark Wilson for Maine Audubon’s annual live owl show. Each show includes a hooting lesson, an entertaining slideshow and a close-up look at several different owl species.
People of all ages love this show – come get close and personal with live owls!
This program often sells out, and tickets are selling fast - register today to avoid disappointment.
10:30 – 11:15 am (shorter program, most suitable for young children)
1:00 – 2:15 pm
3:00 – 4:15 pm
The Wilsons (Dunstable, MA) first brought their owls to Maine Audubon in 1999 and have come to Gilsland Farm annually since 2003. Their owl sanctuary is licensed to house up to 22 owls and they typically bring six to eight owls of different species with them when they come to Maine. Learn more at their website.
Children: 12 and under
The Night Tree: Annual Winter Solstice Celebration at Fields Pond
with David Lamon
Member families: $16, Nonmember families: $20
Location: Fields Pond
Join us for a family-oriented celebration of nature in winter as we recreate Eve Bunting’s classic story The Night Tree. We’ll decorate our own night trees to share with Maine’s winter wildlife.
Come relax and spend time with your loved ones on the longest night of the year. Warm cider awaits!
Advance registration is recommended. Drop-ins welcome if space is available.
Note: peanut products will be present during this event.
Contact: (207) 989-2591
Full-Moon Snowshoe Hike
with Sophia DeMaio
Bundle up and join the Fields Pond Audubon staff for a moonlit walk along the Sanctuary trails. Hot beverages will be available indoors following the walk. Snowshoes will be available for those in need, but pre-registration is required to reserve a set.
Maine Audubon Members: FREE
Non-member: $9, Children 2 & under are free
Location: Gilsland Farm
Registration not required.
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, tracking activities, snow science and art, face painting, snowshoeing with L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery School, and more!
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/
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.
Season Opening Celebration at Scarborough Marsh
The season opening weekend will be filled with fun and adventure! We will have canoe and walking tours, nature crafts, used book and bake sale, demonstrations, exhibits, and more! Sunday we will have a free 7:30 bird walk. The weekend will be capped off with our Snowy Egret 5K road race.
The event is free but there will be a cost for some tours. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-883-5100.
Snowy Egret 5K Run/Walk
The 11th Annual Snowy Egret 5K returns to Scarborough Marsh and the Eastern Trail on Memorial Day 2019!
$20 for Adults ($22 on the day of the race)
$5 for Kids Fun Run
The Snowy Egret 5K is the primary annual fundraiser for Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, with additional proceeds benefiting Eastern Trail Alliance. The 5K course covers both pavement and dirt paths along the Eastern Trail. This event will take place rain or shine!
- Kids 1K Fun Run starts at 8:30 am
- 5K Run/Walk (ages 12+) starts at 9:00 am
Kids 1K Fun Run will start and end at the Pine Point end of the Eastern Trail. 5K Run/Walk will start at Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center and end at Peterson Field.
All parking will be at Peterson Field located at 135 Old Blue Point Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074. There is a 1 mile walk from the parking area to the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center for the beginning of the race. Please leave enough time to get to the starting line.
Directions to the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center and Peterson Field
From the north via the Maine Turnpike, take Exit 42, Scarborough, to Route 1 South. Turn left onto Route 9. Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center is located .8 miles on the left. Continue for an additional .7 miles on Route 9 and take a right onto Old Blue Point Road. Peterson Field will be .1 mile on your right.
From the south via the Maine Turnpike, take Exit 36 to Route 1 North. Turn right onto Route 9. The Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center is located .8 miles on the left. Continue for an additional .7 miles on Route 9 and take a right onto Old Blue Point Road. Peterson Field will be .1 mile on your right.
- 5K Run/Walk is $20 in advance or $22 on the day of the race.
- Kids 1K Fun Run is $5 per registrant (12 and under)
- There will be no refunds of registration fees unless the event is canceled by Maine Audubon.
Registration and Number Pick-up
Advance registration, t-shirt, and bib number pick-up will take place at Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 9:30 am-5 pm.
Race day registration, bib number, and t-shirt pick-up will take place at Peterson Field.
What to Bring
Water and appropriate gear for the weather. This race is rain or shine!
T-shirts & Medals
The first 100 adult registrants will receive a t-shirt.
All participants of the Kids 1K Fun Run will receive a medal.