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Rangeley Birding Festival (Virtual)
Free festival June 4 & 5
On the mornings of Thursday and Friday, June 4 and 5, Maine Audubon and the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust are hosting a series of speakers and presentations about the amazing birdlife in the Rangeley Lakes area.
Here’s the exciting lineup:
Thursday, June 4:
The Birds of Rangeley — 9am
Doug Hitchcox, Maine Audubon Staff Naturalist. Join Doug as he explores the birds and birding hotspots of the Rangeley area.
Mt Abraham from Valley Hardwood to Alpine Tundra — 10am
Pete McKinley, The Wilderness Society. Explore the diversity of habitat in the Rangeley area, via a virtual walk though major forest, subalpine, and alpine ecological communities and species encountered on a walk of Mt. Abraham in western Maine’s High Peaks near Saddleback Mountain.
Virtual Loon Cruise — 11am
Kevin Sinnett, Rangeley Region Lakes Cruises. Join Kevin and his crew for an amazing video journey to find Common Loons on Rangeley Lake.
Friday, June 5
The State of the Loons — 9am
Nick Lund, Maine Audubon. Nick will give an informative presentation on how different populations of Maine birds have fluctuated over the years. Learn which species have risen in number, and which have fallen, and why?
Wildlife Photography 101 — 10am
Nick Leadley, Touch the Wild Photography. Master wildlife photographer Nick Leadley gives a crash course on how to take amazing images of birds and other wildlife.
Taking our lumps before calling it splits: The science behind species and field guides— 11am
Brian Olsen, University of Maine. We are grateful to have Associate Professor Olsen of UMaine’s School of Biology & Ecology finish out the 2020 Festival with a keynote discussion.
Pollinator Parade and Festival (Postponed)
Location: Deering Oaks Park, Portland
This program will be rescheduled for later in the year.
Join Maine Audubon, Birth Roots, and Portland Rec for the 6th annual Pollinator Parade and Festival! We’re bringing this favorite event back to Deering Oaks Park in Portland and hope you’ll come ready to learn, march with us while dressed as your favorite pollinator, and leave ready to take action.
10-11:30am Family Festival
Crafts, games, face painting, costume making, a pollinator scavenger hunt, and more!
11:30am-12pm Sixth Annual Pollinator Parade
We will march through Deering Oaks and the Farmers’ Market to show our support for pollinator habitat. Costumes encouraged!
12-1pm BYO Picnic
Participants are invited to stay and enjoy a BYO picnic. We encourage those who wish to buy food to visit the Farmers’ Market. Bring a picnic blanket and please be prepared to pack out any garbage.
Media Sponsor: Down East Magazine
This event made possible by L.L.Bean.