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Aquatic Plants of Maine


with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts Jul 25, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Aquatic plants are a vital part of any aquatic ecosystem.  With thousands of lakes and ponds throughout the State, Maine is home to a wide array of aquatic flora.  This program will give you an overview of the role aquatic plants play in their ecosystem and introduce you to some of Maine’s most beautiful and fascinating aquatic flora.  Note: This program will be an excellent primer for the aquatic plant paddle to follow on Saturday. Members Free, Nonmember $8

Celebrate Summer at Fields Pond!

Calendar Next session starts Jul 20, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Join us for a day celebrating Fields Pond during the summer season.  Activitieswill take place on the Pond, along the Fields Pond waterfront and in the Nature Center.  

Some activities include:  Salmon Celebration, Turtles of Maine - Live!, Water quality monitoring on the pond, lakeshore cleanup.  Join the summer fun!   

Detailed schedule coming soon! All programs are free!

Field Botany: Aquatic Plant Paddle


with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts Jul 27, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Pick up a paddle and head out onto Fields Pond to explore the world of aquatic flora.  We get a close-up view of dozens of species, many in bloom that make Fields Pond their home. Meet at the Fields Pond Boat Landing with your own water craft (canoe, kayak), or reserve a seat on one of our canoes (there is an extra $5 reservation fee).  Members $8, Nonmember $10

Field Botany: Tree Walk


with Sophia DeMaio

Calendar Next session starts Aug 24, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Join us for a walk on the Fields Pond Sanctuary property to identify trees and shrubs by their leaves, branching structure, and bark.  Easy to moderate walking.  Members, $8.

Fields Pond Summer Day Camp
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Fields Pond Summer Day Camp

Calendar Next session starts Jul 8, 2019 at 8:30 am
5 additional sessions through Aug 12, 2019

Members: $260/session; Nonmembers $325/session

Location: Fields Pond, Holden

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Fields Pond Audubon Center’s Day Camp provides a uniquehands-on, nature-based experience for campers ages 6-12. Sessions are led by experienced leaders with both educational and environmental backgrounds. Each day highlights a different theme that campers will explore through a variety of activities, including: hikes; creative arts projects; recreational activities; and nature study.

Insect Bio Blitz!


with Sarah Haggerty

Calendar Next session starts Jul 13, 2019 at 10 am

Location: Fields Pond, Holden

Calling all bug catchers! Join in on the fun as we collect data and add to the record of species of insects found at Fields Pond.  You may be the one to discover a new insect species! Instruction will be provided and we will have entomological experts on hand to identify all insects collected.  Come for an hour or stay the whole day.  

Program is free!

IPP Plant Paddler Training
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IPP Plant Paddler Training

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with Roberta Hill

Calendar Next session starts Aug 18, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

The Invasive Plant Patrol (IPP) Paddle is a guided exploration that takes place on shore and on the water. This is a fun, informal way to learn about Maine’s native aquatic plants, as well as the invasive aquatic plants that threaten these beautiful and ecologically-important habitats. Participants will each receive a free “Quick Key to Ruling Out Maine’s Eleven Most Unwanted Invasive Aquatic Plants,” and will the practice skills needed to spot suspicious plants while out recreating on the water.  Program is free, but pre-registration is required. (Please indicate whether you are bringing your own boat or will need to use one of ours.)

Loon Conservation: A "One Health" Approach to Loon Conservation


with Mark Pokras

Calendar Next session starts Jul 12, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Members: FREE, Nonmembers: $8
Location: Fields Pond, Holden

The concept of One Health recognizes that human, environmental, and animal health are all connected.  Join Mark Pokras, Professor Emeritus at Tufts University Center for Conservation Medicine, and Brooke Hafford MacDonald, PhD Student and Research Assistant at the University of Maine for a discussion of current and future research on loons as “sentinel species” and the implications for environmental conservation.  

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