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April Vacation Camp at Fields Pond


with David Lamon

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 20, 2020 at 9 am
4 additional sessions through Apr 24, 2020

Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

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April 20-24 (5 days), 9 am–3 pm

Non-member: $50 per session.  Members: $40 per session. Scholarship assistance available.

Students, grades 2–5

Looking for something to do over school vacation week?  Maine Audubon April vacation camp is an opportunity for children in grades 2–5 to learn about wildlife through hands-on activities and outdoor adventure. Our daily schedule includes time for art, hiking, science, games, and stories.  Each day will have a different theme and include topics about animal adaptations, science, and the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.

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. 

Maine Audubon 12-Hour Birdathon
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Maine Audubon 12-Hour Birdathon

Calendar Next session starts May 16, 2020 at 6 am

We've designed this fundraising event to be fun & educational for all levels of birders. Don't dismay if you are not an expert birder. Most people can ID more birds than they realize.

Put together a team and head out on May 16 to see how many birds you can spot between 6 am - 6 pm. We ask for a suggested minimum donation of $50 per person so please ask your friends & family to support you - and Maine Audubon. All money raised goes to Maine Audubon to support our mission of conserving wildlife and wildlife habitat.

We'll have categories for:

Best Story of the Day ※ Best Photo ※ Best Team Name 

Most Birds Seen ※ Most Money Raised ※ Most "Green" Team

And more...

To sign up your team, or pledge to support a team go to:

If you want some tips & tricks, come to Maine Audubon's Gilsland Farm Friday night, May 15 at 7:00 pm. We will have experienced birders here to give you advice on the best places to look for specific species. 

Native Plants Sale at Fields Pond
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Native Plants Sale at Fields Pond

Calendar Next session starts May 30, 2020 at 10 am

Help wildlife and improve your home landscape! 

Back by popular demand! It’s our second annual native plant sale at Fields Pond. More than twenty varieties of native wildflowers, shrubs, and trees species will be available. 

Join us for our spring retail plant sale designed to help gardeners and homeowners integrate native species in yards, gardens and even containers.  We work with state and regional vendors to source material that is naturally propagated and easily adaptable to a variety of landscape uses.  In addition to the festive atmosphere, experts and resources will be on hand to help both new and experienced gardeners and growers select plants and improve their habitats.

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