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Carbon credits, Climate, and Conservation


with George Jacobson

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 29, 2020 at 7 pm

Location: Fields Pond, Holden

Members: Free,  Nonmember: $8

George L. Jacobson is Professor Emeritus of Biology, Ecology, and Climate Change at the University of Maine.  Since his arrival in Maine in 1979, Dr. Jacobson has been a member of the Climate Change Institute, and he was Director of the Institute for nearly a decade.  His scientific research has focused on long-term climate variability and specifically on forest responses to climate changes during the past 60,000 years.  Prof. Jacobson’s projects have included sites in North America, South America, and Europe.   Among other things, he has served as an outside advisor on climate to the European Science Foundation, and to the Finnish Academy of Sciences.  From 2008 to 2014, he had the honorary designation of Maine State Climatologist.

Woodcock Watch


with David Lamon

Calendar Next available session starts May 5, 2020 at 7 pm

Location:  Fields Pond, Holden

Members: Free,  Nonmember: $8

Learn about the wonders of the American Woodcock in a short presentation revealing secrets of our weirdest shorebird. After the program we will proceed outdoors to the fields around Fields Pond to experience one of spring's delights— the dazzling displays of courting woodcocks!  Hear the “peents” and twittering of the wings while watching the amazing spiral sky dance.  Dress warm and bring binoculars.

Buildings with Birds in Mind


with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next available session starts May 8, 2020 at 7 pm

Location: Fields Pond, Holden

Members: Free, Nonmember: $8

Nick Lund, Maine Audubon Outreach Manager, will talk about which architectural features are most dangerous to birds and what architects and municipalities can do to reduce their impact.

World Migratory Bird Day

Calendar Next available session starts May 9, 2020 at 8 am

Location:  Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with a birding adventure at the Fields Pond Audubon Center!  The wetlands, forests, and open field habitats of Fields Pond attract a wide range of bird species that are easily accessible for viewing along our miles of trails.  Join Maine Audubon’s Doug Hitchcox, members of the Penobscot Valley Chapter, the Fields Pond Young Birders Club, and other Maine Audubon staff for this annual birding blitz!

In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day the Nature Store at Fields Pond will be having a special binocular sale: 15% off of all in-stock Nikon binoculars and 10% of all in-stock Zeiss binoculars.  

How to Be a Naturalist in the Digital Age


with Nathaniel Wheelwright

Calendar Next available session starts May 13, 2020 at 7 pm

Location: Fields Pond, Holden

Members: Free,  Nonmembers: $8

Nathaniel T. Wheelwright, Bass Professor of Natural Sciences, Emeritus, and Maine Audubon Society Trustee, and author of The Naturalist's Notebook (with Bernd Heinrich), will talk about how mindfulness and curiosity can make anyone a naturalist. 

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