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June Full Moon Canoe Tour
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June Full Moon Canoe Tour

$16
Calendar Next session starts Jun 16, 2019 at 8 pm
1 additional session on Jun 17, 2019

Members $14, Nonmembers $16

Experience the sights and sounds of marsh creatures under the full moon. Watch for Black-crowned Night Heron along the bank or Snowy Egret flying back to a nearby island for the evening. We may even see a harbor seal or a muskrat playing in the water.

Arrive no later than 7:30 pm

Advanced Registration Necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

K-5 April Vacation Camp

$75

with Catherine Griset

Calendar Next session starts Apr 15, 2019 at 9 am
4 additional sessions through Apr 19, 2019

Member price $60 per day, Non-member price $75 per day

Sign up for individual days or all week!

Location: Gilsland Farm

We will start our camp day with scientific exploration, make a connection with a book at lunch, have free play, and reconnect with an activity or craft tying into the theme of the day.

Daily Camp themes

 Wetland Explorations (Monday, April 15, 2019)

Insects, amphibians, birds, mammals, and more are some of the things we may spot on our journey to the pond and marsh.  Net and capture some of the critters with us to study them up close!

Birds Bonanza (Tuesday, April 16, 2019)

Campers will fly into an exciting day of flight, song, and bird behavior.  We will put our birding skills to the test and see how many bird species we can find today.

Animal Survival  (Wednesday, April 17, 2019)

Campers will participate in activities that will have them acting like animals using their adaptations to survive in the wild.

Tracking (Thursday, April 18, 2019)

Learn how to identify animals by footprints, scat, and other clues they leave behind.  Become a detective to solve the mystery of who has been here!

Earth Celebration (Friday, April 19th, 2019)

Today we will celebrate the Earth by learning about animal adaptations during our Live Animal Show (10:30-11:30)  provided by the Center for Wildlife!  We will finish our day with an exploration in nature and Earth art.

Cancellation Policy

Kayak Tour
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Kayak Tour

$13
Calendar Next session starts Jul 20, 2019 at 9:30 am

Member $11, Nonmember $13

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Discover the wildlife and plants of Scarborough Marsh as you paddle the Dunstan River. Gliding through the marsh, you will be exposed to its many inhabitants, from the snowy egret catching fish along the edge of the river to the mummichugs swimming in the water. A trained naturalist will show you the numerous marsh plants and even give you a taste of an edible one. Must be 16 or older.

Please arrive at 12:30 pm.

Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

 

L.L.Bean & Maine Audubon Birding Festival
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L.L.Bean & Maine Audubon Birding Festival

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Calendar Next session starts May 24, 2019 at 7 am

Join us for a weekend filled with events and activities for beginner and expert birders of all ages.

Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26

The L.L.Bean Birding Festival partners with Maine Audubon to present opportunities for all birders in beautiful coastal Freeport, Maine. On Saturday and Sunday we offer boat trips, guided walks, live bird presentations, kid’s crafts, activities with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and workshops.

Friday:

  • Our keynote speaker is Laura Erickson. Laura is a scientist, teacher, writer, wildlife rehabilitator, professional blogger, public speaker, photographer, and Science Editor for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. She was the 2014 recipient of the ABA’s prestigious Roger Tory Peterson Award. Since 1986 Laura has produced the “For the Birds” radio program, which is now also available as a podcast.

Saturday:

  • Bird walks at Florida Lake, Pettengill Farm, and Wolfe’s Neck Farm for Agriculture and the Environment
  • Children’s bird walk with Laura Erickson
  • Live bird presentations by Center for Wildlife
  • Bird Sketching with artist Michael Boardman
  • Birds of Casco Bay boat trip
  • Birding by Ear presentation by Jerry Berrier of birdblind.org
  • Feature presentation by Matt Young, Collections Management Leader at Cornell’s renowned Macaulay Library
  • Owl prowl and bat walk

Sunday

  • Bird walks at Florida Lake, Pettengill Farm, and Tidebrook  
  • Birder’s Social, hosted by Robin Robinson, the founder, and admin of the Maine BIRDS Facebook page that has over 21,000 followers
  • Ray’s Talkin’ Birds live broadcast
  • Birds of Casco Bay boat trip
  • Live bird presentation by Chewonki
  • Bird comics workshop by Rosemary Mosco, science writer, naturalist and comic artist at birdandmoon.com

A full schedule of events will be available from L.L.Bean around the end of April

Live Animal Show: Animal Adaptations

$15
Calendar Next session starts Apr 19, 2019 at 10:30 am

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!

Cancellation Policy

Maine Bird Atlas Training

Free

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Apr 20, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Location: Fields Pond

The Maine Bird Atlas is a project to survey and map the distribution and abundance of breeding and wintering birds in Maine. It is a joint effort between the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Natural History Observatory, Maine Audubon, the Biodiversity Research Institute and the public. The project will run from 2018-2022 to enable conservationists and researchers to track changes in bird populations.

Birds are an excellent indicator of environmental health, allowing for an overall understanding of the environmental health of the State of Maine. This workshop will explain the importance of understanding bird populations, what bird populations indicate and how YOU as a citizen scientist can play role in this effort.  Program is free, but pre-registration is required.

Maine Spring LIVE: Wildlife, Science & YOU!
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Maine Spring LIVE: Wildlife, Science & YOU!

Free
Calendar Next session starts Apr 27, 2019 at 10 am

Join us on April 27 for a very special event!

Maine Spring LIVE: Wildlife, Science & YOU!

Hosted in partnership with Maine Public as part of a project with PBS and the acclaimed Nature series, this day-long festival will feature something for everyone, including:

  • Live animal presentations in our Visitor Center
  • Bird and nature walks throughout the day
  • Presentations on citizen science projects and opportunities
  • Birdhouse construction demonstrations (leave with your own kit!)
  • Solar energy tours and information
  • Games, face painting, food trucks

Be a part of this exciting event! Admission is free, but parking is limited.

Maine’s Great Migration

$10

with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts May 6, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Member: $8, Non-Members: $10

Each spring millions of adult alewives make their way up Maine’s rivers and streams and into their natal lakes to spawn.  Along the way, these determined members of the herring family attract the attention of a wide range of wildlife.  Join Maine Audubon’s David Lamon as he leads you through one of Maine’s great natural history events.   We’ll discuss the conservation successes and challenges of restoring Maine’s migratory waterways.

Photo via Flickr user Chesapeake Bay Program





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