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Family Fun at Gilsland Farm

$150

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Current session started Jan 8, 2020 at 9:30 am, runs for 10 weeks
1 additional session on Jan 8, 2020

Weekly on Wednesdays, no class 2/19 
9-weeks/session

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)

Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walk
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Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walk

$8

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Jan 23, 2020 at 8 am
5 additional sessions through Feb 27, 2020

Members: $5, Nonmembers: $8
Location: Gilsland Farm

Registration not required, cash only

Join us each Thursday for an easy stroll through Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm Sanctuary.  We will walk the property primarily looking for birds but won’t ignore any other wildlife or plants. Bring your binoculars and dress to be comfortable outside for two hours. Our total walk is usually 1.8 miles but people can leave early if needed.

We meet near the main parking lot. If you arrive late we are typically by the pond for the first 15-20 minutes before heading into the West Meadow. Walks last approximately 2 hours.

A list of the most recent bird sightings from Gilsland Farm can be found here: ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L251783

Contact: Doug Hitchcox - (207) 781-2330 x237

(No walk on Thursday, December 26)

Speaker Series: 21+ Live Animals Presentation

$15

with Center for Wildlife

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 23, 2020 at 7 pm

Members $12, Nonmembers $15

Join Center for Wildlife Executive Director, Kristen Lamb, for a look inside a wildlife medical clinic and education center.  Through live animal ambassadors, X-Rays, photographs, and storytelling, participants will learn about real-time challenges our wildlife face such as societal empathy on the decline, rapidly changing climate, and development/habitat loss. 

This program may or may not be for the faint of heart, but all will leave feeling empowered and inspired with more knowledge and understanding to be a positive impact on the natural world, beginning today.   

Beer and wine is included.

This program is for ages 21+ and is sponsored by Allagash Brewing and Chickadee Wines.

Birding Basics: Finding Birds

$15

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 28, 2020 at 7 pm

Members: $10, Nonmembers: $15

Back by popular demand, we will spend a few weeks revisiting the basics of birding. This is the perfect opportunity for people newly interested in birding, novices needing a refresher, and for even the 'pros' to learn something new. Every two weeks we will cover a different topic that is essential to birding. You can review the courses and join us for the topics that interest you!

You've got the tools, you know how to identify them, but where are they?! This class will focus on how to attract birds to your yard and how to find birds.

Other sessions:

February 11 - Birding Basics: Behavior

February 25 - Birding Basics: Making it Count (eBird intro)

Winter Wildlife Tracking

$70

with Dan Gardoqui

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 9, 2020 at 9 am

Members: $55 Nonmembers: $70
Location: Gilsland Farm, Falmouth

The winter landscape is a fabulous time to connect with the lives of our local wildlife. Mammals, birds (even winter insects) leave behind tracks, trails and signs of their presence. Spend the morning exploring the fields and forests of Gilsand Farm with certified wildlife tracker Dan Gardoqui, learning to interpret the abundant clues of our wild neighbors. Dan is the founder of Lead with Nature has been teaching wildlife tracking for over 25 years and is an engaging and enthusiastic naturalist and Registered Maine Guide.

Participants should be dressed to be outdoors for the entire 3 hours – regardless of temperature. Dress in layers. Bring snacks and a drink. Program runs regardless of snow cover. For adults & interested teens. Group size is limited, so sign up quickly.

Birding Basics: Behavior

$15

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 11, 2020 at 7 pm

Back by popular demand, we will spend a few weeks to revisit the basics of birding. This is the perfect opportunity for people newly interested in birding, novices needing a refresher, and for even the 'pros' to learn something new. Every two weeks we will cover a different topic that is essential to birding. You can review the courses and join us for the topics that interest you!

When we go birding, we get a quick glimpse into the lives of those birds. This week we will focus on learning about bird behavior and analyzing exactly what it is birds are doing throughout the day.

Members: $10, Nonmembers: $15

Other sessions:

February 25 - Birding Basics: Making it Count (eBird intro)

Speaker Series: Artist's Journal from the Arctic

$15

with Michael Boardman

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

Location: Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
Members $12, Nonmembers $15

Local artist and Maine Audubon friend Michael Boardman was the Artist in Residence for Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR) last summer.  This interactive presentation will include Michael's stories, artwork, and lessons from one of the Earth's most imperiled landscapes.  

Winter Carnival
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Winter Carnival

$9
Calendar Next session starts Feb 15, 2020 at 10 am

Maine Audubon Members: FREE
Non-member: $9, Children 2 & under are free

Location: Gilsland Farm

Registration not required.

Join us for a celebration of winter weather and wildlife! Learn, create, and play at a variety of indoor and outdoor activity stations, including a winter wildlife touch table, tracking activities, snow science and art, face painting, snowshoeing with L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery School, and more!

This event made possible by L.L.Bean.

Media sponsor: Down East Magazine. 

No pre-registration required. 

Non-members, or lapsed members, can sign up now to avoid long lines at the door.  https://www.maineaudubon.org/support/membership/

 





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