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Live Animal Show: Predators
with Center for Wildlife
Adult Member: $10, Adult Nonmember: $15
Member Child: $5, Nonmember Child: $10
Location: Gilsland Farm
Join Maine Audubon and our friends at Center for Wildlife as we get an up close look at several fascinating species of wildlife, including birds, reptiles, mammals, and other critters. With the live animals and interactive discussion, we’ll learn more about these animals up close, and explore our connection to them.
Please note: This program entails a formal presentation involving live animals, and is most appropriate for school-aged children and older. Guests are asked to remain still and quiet throughout the 45-minute presentation so as not to disrupt the animals and other people. Thank you!
Maine Audubon February Vacation Camp at Fields Pond
with David Lamon
February 19th– 22nd (4 days), 9AM to 3PM
Students, grades 3 – 5
$40/session Members, $50/session Non-member
Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden
Looking for something to do over school vacation week? Maine Audubon winter vacation camp is an opportunity for children in grades 3-5 to learn about winter 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, snow science, tracking, and winter ecology.
Scholarships are available to those who need financial assistance. Please call 207-781-2330 x273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf).
Mexico: Oaxaca Birding Trip
with Doug Hitchcox
Escape Maine’s winter doldrums on a week-long tour with Field Guides Inc and Maine Audubon to Oaxaca, Mexico. This tour offers excellent birding in an area of Mexico with a high concentration of endemic species around a city with a rich archaeological and cultural heritage. The city is located at the crossroads of several major biogeographic regions of Mexico, and its bird life is influenced by all of these. Among the resultant mixture are two dozen species endemic to Mexico, including West Mexican Chachalaca, Boucard's and Gray-barred wrens, Dusky and Beautiful hummingbirds, Bridled and Oaxaca sparrows, Gray-breasted Woodpecker, Russet Nightingale-Thrush, Red Warbler, and Slaty and Dwarf vireos. We'll look to see them against Oaxaca's rich backdrop of culture and ruins.
A full trip itinerary is available here: Maine Audubon Oaxaca Tour Itinerary
More information including past trip lists and registration info is available here: MEXICO: OAXACA IN 2019 with MAINE AUDUBON
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 Tuesday Group
with Davida Sky
Next meeting: January 22, 1:30-3 pm
We will explore another section on the trail of the Mill Brook Preserve. The trail follows the beautiful stream with amazing ice formations. Parts of the trail are hilly so be sure to bring snow shoes, spikes and/or poles depending on the conditions after Sunday’s snow. We’ll be looking for animal signs as well. On our prewalk we saw tracks of deer and scat of mink and coyote.
The parking lot is at the junction of Methodist Road and 302.
See you then, Davida 776-1876 and Kiya
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.
Piping Plover Beach Party
A beach party in March! Why? Why not? The birds are migrating so we need to stop hibernating! It's the perfect party to shake away the winter blues and get ready for spring.
Join us to learn about Maine Audubon's Piping Plover Project and shorebird initiatives. At the same time you will enjoy:
- Food & Drinks
- Beach Volleyball, Bocce, and more Games
- Hands-on Educational Activities
- Silent Auction
- Bird Walks
- Beach Clean-up
The evening benefits a scholarship program for Maine Audubon's shorebird interns, supporting up & coming biologists who will help shape Maine's environmental future.
Maine Audubon adult members & Maine UU members 21+: $20 (includes 2 tickets for beer or wine)
Non-members 21+: $25 (includes 2 tickets for beer or wine)
Members 6 - 20 yrs old: $8
Non-members 6 - 20 yrs old: $10
All children 6 and under - FREE!
Registration will be available soon.
Preschool April Vacation Camp
with Molly Woodring
Member: $48, Nonmember $60
Register for single days or the whole week!
Location: Gilsland Farm
Our half-day (9am-1pm) preschool camps are an opportunity for children ages 3-5 to learn about winter wildlife through play and outdoor adventure. Our daily schedule includes time for art, hiking, free play, games, stories, and songs.
Partial scholarships are available to those who need financial assistance. Please call 207-781-2330 x.273 or email email@example.com. You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf).
Monday: Give Plants a Chance
From catkins above our heads to fiddleheads at our feet, we’ll look high and low for signs of new plant growth and will try to figure out which animals use these plants for food and shelter.
Tuesday: Springtime Birds
Birds are migrating back to Maine, singing, and building nests! We will look and listen for birds and practice building different types of nests.
Wednesday: Frogs and Turtles
Birds and the only animals singing and building nests this time of year. We will explore the life cycles and adaptation of frogs and turtles today.
Thursday: Habitat Connections
What do plants and animals need to survive? How can people protect and provide habitat for wildlife? We’ll explore some special habitats and Gilsland Farm and plant seeds to take home.
Friday: Earth Day
We’ll kick off Earth Day weekend with a celebration of stewardship and a special live animal show with the Center for Wildlife.