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Moonlight Paddle on Fields Pond
Members $8, Nonmembers $10
Location: Fields Pond
Spend the evening in the glow of moonlight along with fellow paddlers on Fields Pond for a guided naturalist paddle. Meet at the Fields Pond Landing with your own water craft (canoe, kayak), or reserve a seat on one of our canoes (there is an extra $5 reservation fee).
Native Plant Walk: Coffin Wildflower Reservation
with Heather McCargo
The Coffin Wildflower Reservation in Woolwich is one of nine owned by the Native PLant Trust (formerly New England Wildflower Society). Hilly woods, a brook, and 1,256 feet of sandy shore and tidal marsh make up the 177-acre area, which borders lovely Merrymeeting Bay, well-known for its diversity of waterfowl. Hike the woodland trails along the east side of the bay to a large, old stand of bigtooth aspen and fascinating freshwater estuary plants that are limited to this rare habitat type.
This program is co-sponsored by the Native Plant Trust and Wild Seed Project, and will be led by Heather McCargo of Wild Seed Project.
Nature Journaling - Wildflowers
with Andrea Lani
Members price: $30, Nonmembers $40
Location: Fields Pond, Holden
June is an extra-special time at Fields Pond Audubon Center, when the woodland wildflowers can be seen on the forest floor. Join Maine Master Naturalist, Andrea Lani as we seek out, identify, draw, and write about some of the season’s blooms. We’ll start the day with an introduction to nature journaling, during which participants will learn a variety of drawing techniques designed to help even the most reluctant artist overcome their fears. Then we’ll head out into the woods; we’ll sketch, make observations of, and celebrate these flowers in our journals. If you’re a novice naturalist this class will help you start identifying flowers with your journal as your aid. If you’re an expert botanist you’ll learn ways to record your observations and deepen your appreciation through journaling.
Please bring a blank book, notebook, or journal and your preferred writing and drawing tools (pencil, pen, colored pencils), as well as lunch, water, and snacks. We will spend time both indoors and outdoors and will walk up to a mile or more in search of flowers, so please dress accordingly and consider wearing a hat, sunscreen, insect repellant, and whatever tick-proof clothing you prefer. You might also want to bring a folding camp chair, sit mat, or extra jacket for sitting on the ground.
Nature Notes from Maine book signing with local author Ed Robinson
Local Orr’s Island resident and author Ed Robinson is signing his new book Nature Notes from Maine: River Otters, Moose, Skunks & More. Book will be available for purchase in our Nature Store.
Call to reserve your copy today - 207-781-2330 x201.
We’ll also have some shade grown, bird friendly coffee on tap!
Members $7, Nonmember $9
Location: Scarborough Marsh
Explorers search the marsh for natural artifacts like shells, grasses and flowers and incorporate these treasures into their own handmade pottery.
Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100
Nature Sketching by Canoe
with Sally Powers
This guided canoe tour will give artists of all ages a unique opportunity to practice nature sketching.
Night Hike & Bats!
Location: Scarborough Marsh
On this family-oriented hike, participants will use their senses to discover the night life at the marsh. We will try to find many different species of wildlife including a special night mammal, the bat. Participants will be able to use Wildlife Acoustics Echo Meters (www.EchoMeterTouch.com) to detect them and may want to download the free smartphone app in advance.
Advanced reservations are required. Please call 207-883-5100.
Peony Bloom & Ice Cream Social Member Celebration
We're celebrating YOU, our members with our Annual Peony Day Celebration.
This fun annual party is just for Maine Audubon members. Bring your membership card (or we can check your name at the entrance). New members can join and walk right in, too!
Come celebrate our amazing community with ice cream, art, live music -- and of course the iconic peonies of Gilsland Farm. See you there!
Not a Member yet? Join today!