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Eyes on Owls

$15
Calendar Next session starts Dec 9, 2018 at 10:30 am
2 additional sessions through Dec 9, 2018

Adult Member: $10,  Adult Nonmember: $15
Member Child: $5, Nonmember Child: $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!

Three Shows:

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

 

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Late Fall Native Seed Sowing Workshop

$30

with Heather McCargo

Calendar Next session starts Dec 8, 2018 at 10 am

Nonmembers: $30, Members (Maine Audubon and Wild Seed Project) $20

Location: Gilsland Farm

In this workshop, Heather McCargo of Wild Seed Project leads a hands-on experience in native plant propagation, from ecologically-responsible seed collection and storing procedures to germination techniques. We will learn about perennial wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, and trees with an emphasis on outdoor seed sowing in pots or growing beds. Be prepared to dig your hands deep into the diversity of native seeds! Participants will go home with several pots sown with native seeds.

Let's Go Birding

$30

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Dec 5, 2018 at 8 am

Members: $20, Nonmembers: $30

Join us on a "leader's choice" van trip to birding locations in southern Maine. The exact destination hasn't been chosen yet but we will take advantage of recently reported rarities or hotspots that will make our morning most productive.

We will leave Gilsland Farm in Falmouth at 8 am and plan to be back around 11 am but we ask that people are flexible with the return time. We make stops for bathrooms as needed, which can add time to the trip, and sometimes the birding is too good to wrap up on time!

New Year, New Birds

$40

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Jan 12, 2019 at 8 am

Members: $30, Nonmembers: $40

Kick off the year with a van trip to see as many FOY (First of Year) birds we can see. The route is yet to be determined but will likely explore the coast of York and Cumberland Counties or target lingering rarities.

We will leave Gilsland Farm in Falmouth at 8:00AM and plan to be back around 1:00PM but we ask that people are flexible with the return time. We make stops for bathrooms as needed, which can add time to the trip, and sometimes the birding is too good to wrap up on time!

Relief Printing with Natural Imagery
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Relief Printing with Natural Imagery

$90

with Sherrie York

Calendar Next session starts Feb 3, 2019 at 10 am

Nonmembers $90, Members $75

Registration coming soon!

Linocuts, or linoleum block prints, offer countless creative possibilities and can be created with the simplest of tools, entirely by hand, at your kitchen table! Many people recall making block prints in grade school, but this humble medium need not have been abandoned after age 12.

This workshop will cover the basics of image design, plate preparation, and printing with a focus on birds and images from nature. Participants will edition a small one-color print. 

 

 

Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walk
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Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walk

$8

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Nov 29, 2018 at 8 am

Location: Gilsland Farm

Join us each Thursday for an easy stroll through Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm Sanctuary.  We will walk the property primarily looking for birds but won’t ignore any other wildlife or plants. Bring your binoculars and dress to be comfortable outside for two hours. Our total walk is usually 1.8 miles but people can leave early if needed.

We meet near the main parking lot. If you arrive late we are typically by the pond for the first 15-20 minutes before heading into the West Meadow. Walks last approximately 2 hours.

A list of the most recent bird sightings from Gilsland Farm can be found here: ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L251783

Contact: Doug Hitchcox - (207) 781-2330 x237

Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walk
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Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walk

$8

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Dec 6, 2018 at 8 am
6 additional sessions through Jan 31, 2019

Location: Gilsland Farm

Join us each Thursday for an easy stroll through Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm Sanctuary.  We will walk the property primarily looking for birds but won’t ignore any other wildlife or plants. Bring your binoculars and dress to be comfortable outside for two hours. Our total walk is usually 1.8 miles but people can leave early if needed.

We meet near the main parking lot. If you arrive late we are typically by the pond for the first 15-20 minutes before heading into the West Meadow. Walks last approximately 2 hours.

A list of the most recent bird sightings from Gilsland Farm can be found here: ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L251783

Contact: Doug Hitchcox - (207) 781-2330 x237

Winter Solstice Celebration at Gilsland Farm

$7
Calendar Next session starts Dec 20, 2018 at 7 pm

Members; $5, Nonmembers: $7

Join Maine Audubon and Evelyn Rysdyk and Allie Knowlton from Spirit Passages to honor nature by celebrating the Winter Solstice. We will have storytelling by Margi Huber, rituals from around the world, a fire ceremony, and more. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Registration is not required, but is helpful.

 

Photo: Dance of the Firebugs by Flickr user Jay Joslin, used under the CC-By-2.0 license

 





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