Your browser is not optimized for viewing this website.

More information »

Maine Audubon

Filter by Category



E.AAPubFamGF

in Program Code

Family Fun at Gilsland Farm

$150

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Mar 26, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 10 weeks
1 additional session on Mar 26, 2019

Weekly on Tuesdays
9-weeks/session, no class 4/16

Child members: $120
Child non-members: $150
Ages 2-5, siblings under 2 free
Location: Gilsland Farm

Young children and their grown-ups are invited to spend an hour exploring nature together through stories, songs, art, and play. Each week will include both indoor activities and outdoor adventures designed to foster a connection to nature, encourage stewardship, and provide an introduction to group learning settings.

Advanced registration is encouraged! Drop-ins are welcome if space is available. ($15/week for members, $20/week nonmembers)

L.L.Bean & Maine Audubon Birding Festival
Registration Unavailable

L.L.Bean & Maine Audubon Birding Festival

Price not
available
Calendar Next session starts May 24, 2019 at 7 am

Join us for a weekend filled with events and activities for beginner and expert birders of all ages.

Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26

The L.L.Bean Birding Festival partners with Maine Audubon to present opportunities for all birders in beautiful coastal Freeport, Maine. On Saturday and Sunday we offer boat trips, guided walks, live bird presentations, kid’s crafts, activities with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and workshops.

Friday:

  • Our keynote speaker is Laura Erickson. Laura is a scientist, teacher, writer, wildlife rehabilitator, professional blogger, public speaker, photographer, and Science Editor for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. She was the 2014 recipient of the ABA’s prestigious Roger Tory Peterson Award. Since 1986 Laura has produced the “For the Birds” radio program, which is now also available as a podcast.

Saturday:

  • Bird walks at Florida Lake, Pettengill Farm, and Wolfe’s Neck Farm for Agriculture and the Environment
  • Children’s bird walk with Laura Erickson
  • Live bird presentations by Center for Wildlife
  • Bird Sketching with artist Michael Boardman
  • Birds of Casco Bay boat trip
  • Birding by Ear presentation by Jerry Berrier of birdblind.org
  • Feature presentation by Matt Young, Collections Management Leader at Cornell’s renowned Macaulay Library
  • Owl prowl and bat walk

Sunday

  • Bird walks at Florida Lake, Pettengill Farm, and Tidebrook  
  • Birder’s Social, hosted by Robin Robinson, the founder, and admin of the Maine BIRDS Facebook page that has over 21,000 followers
  • Ray’s Talkin’ Birds live broadcast
  • Birds of Casco Bay boat trip
  • Live bird presentation by Chewonki
  • Bird comics workshop by Rosemary Mosco, science writer, naturalist and comic artist at birdandmoon.com

A full schedule of events is available at llbean.com/birding

Picnic at the Pond - POSTPONED to June 7

$8
Calendar Next session starts Jun 7, 2019 at 5 pm

This event has been postponed to June 7 due to rain.

Members $5, non-members $8 (optional boxed dinner available for an additional $12 each)

Location: Gilsland Farm

Don’t miss this special chance to visit Gilsland Farm at dusk as we explore a favorite aquatic ecosystem!

Schedule

5-6pm Family Picnic and Concert!
We'll set the tables and put out picnic blankets for an al fresco dining experience! BYO food or reserve a boxed dinner while purchasing tickets.  Matt Loosigian of Earth Jams will perform some of his playful, funny songs about ecology and being green during this time, too! 

6-8pm Activities and Exploration
Scoop for, and observe, pond critters with Maine Audubon educators, learn about community science opportunities, join a bird walk around the pond, tackle a turtle obstacle course, and more!

Boxed Dinner from Leavitt & Sons includes:

1 wrap sandwich (3 options)

  • Roast Beef, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato 
  • Turkey, Muenster, Lettuce, Tomato 
  • Caprese: Mozzarella, Tomato, Balsamic and fresh Basil
  • A beverage (bring your own container for lemonade or water)
  • chips
  • a cookie or brownie

(A Gluten Free wrap is available at no extra charge)

Pollinator Parade and Festival
Registration Unavailable

Pollinator Parade and Festival

Free
Calendar Next session starts Jun 1, 2019 at 10 am

Free!

Location: Deering Oaks Park, Portland

Join Maine Audubon, Birth Roots, and Portland Rec for the 5th annual Pollinator Parade and Festival! We’re bringing this favorite event to Deering Oaks Park in Portland this year and hope you’ll come ready to learn, march with us while dressed as your favorite pollinator, and leave ready to take action.

Schedule:

10-11:30am Family Festival
Crafts, games, face painting, costume making, a pollinator scavenger hunt, and more!

11:30am-12pm Fifth Annual Pollinator Parade
We will march through Deering Oaks and the Farmers’ Market to show our support for pollinator habitat. Costumes encouraged!

12-1pm BYO Picnic
Participants are invited to stay and enjoy a BYO picnic. We encourage those who wish to buy food to visit the Farmers’ Market. Bring a picnic blanket and please be prepared to pack out any garbage.





Forgot password?