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Nonesuch River Brewing Fundraiser
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Nonesuch River Brewing Fundraiser

Free
Calendar Next session starts May 21, 2019 at 4 pm

Fundraiser for the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center at Nonesuch River Brewing, 201 Gorham Rd, Scarborough.

Join the Celebration!  Enjoy a wonderful meal, great music by Shanna Underwood, discounts, door prizes and more.  A portion of all the sales goes to the center.  Just tell your server you are there with the Nature Center.

Sign-up for the Snowy Egret 5K race and pick up your T-shirt and Bib. 

May 21, 4:00-9:00pm

Check out Nonesuch River Brewing.

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

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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

Season Opening Celebration at Scarborough Marsh
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Season Opening Celebration at Scarborough Marsh

Free
Calendar Next session starts May 25, 2019 at 9 am

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

Snowy Egret 5K Run/Walk
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Snowy Egret 5K Run/Walk

$20
Calendar Next session starts May 27, 2019 at 8:30 am

The 11th Annual Snowy Egret 5K returns to Scarborough Marsh and the Eastern Trail on Memorial Day 2019! 

Register at snowyegret5k.com!

$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! 

Time

  • Kids 1K Fun Run starts at 8:30 am  
  • 5K Run/Walk (ages 12+) starts at 9:00 am     

Location

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.     

Parking

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.     

Entry Fees

  • 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.

 

Pollinator Parade and Festival
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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.

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)

Daily Canoe/Kayak Rentals
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Daily Canoe/Kayak Rentals

$20
Calendar Next session starts Jun 15, 2019 at 9 am

Discover the meandering Dunstan River on your self-guided exploration. We'll provide a canoe/kayak, map, and life jackets.

Cost: $20/hour; $28/1.5 hours; $35/2 hours

($45 maximum; Dicounts on Fridays and for members)

June Full Moon Canoe Tour
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June Full Moon Canoe Tour

$16
Calendar Next session starts Jun 15, 2019 at 8 pm
2 additional sessions through Jun 17, 2019

Members $14, Nonmembers $16

Experience the sights and sounds of marsh creatures under the full moon. Watch for Black-crowned Night Heron along the bank or Snowy Egret flying back to a nearby island for the evening. We may even see a harbor seal or a muskrat playing in the water.

Arrive no later than 7:30 pm

Advanced Registration Necessary. Call (207) 883-5100





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