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Earth Day Film Festival
Members: $12, Nonmembers: $15
PLEASE NOTE: We're working out the details of making this an online event. Please check back for details.
Maine Outdoor Film Festival presents the seventh annual special conservation-themed version of the popular film tour. Join us for a curated selection of short independent films featuring the outdoors, a beverage, and an evening celebration of Earth Day.
Titles are still being determined. Check back for more information.
Sponsored by Allagash Brewing, and Chickadee Wine.
This event is 21+.
Earth Day 50th Anniversary Celebration
Our theme is: What Can you Do Today That Tomorrow Will Thank You For?
We'll have programs and displays, crafts and activities - all about what you can do to support the first two R's of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This event is for all ages.
Here's a sample of some of the organizations and people that will be here:
ReVision Energy will be on hand to talk solar energy
ecoMaine will display some of the Upcycle 2020 Challenge submissions https://www.ecomaine.org/upcycle2020/
Master Food Preservers from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will be here to demonstrate how to preserve foods to reduce waste
Anna Hewitt, a Master Food Preserver, will share her passion for finding the satisfaction of making things by hand and finding abundance from what might seem like waste.
Cathryn Falwell - Maine author of the new book "A Space for Me" and many other children's classics.
This event is sponsored by ReVision Energy
World Migratory Bird Day
Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden
Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with a birding adventure at the Fields Pond Audubon Center! The wetlands, forests, and open field habitats of Fields Pond attract a wide range of bird species that are easily accessible for viewing along our miles of trails. Join Maine Audubon’s Doug Hitchcox, members of the Penobscot Valley Chapter, the Fields Pond Young Birders Club, and other Maine Audubon staff for this annual birding blitz!
In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day the Nature Store at Fields Pond will be having a special binocular sale: 15% off of all in-stock Nikon binoculars and 10% of all in-stock Zeiss binoculars.
Maine Audubon 12-Hour Birdathon
We've designed this fundraising event to be fun & educational for all levels of birders. Don't dismay if you are not an expert birder. Most people can ID more birds than they realize.
Put together a team and head out on May 16 to see how many birds you can spot between 6 am - 6 pm. We ask for a suggested minimum donation of $50 per person so please ask your friends & family to support you - and Maine Audubon. All money raised goes to Maine Audubon to support our mission of conserving wildlife and wildlife habitat.
We'll have categories for:
Best Story of the Day ※ Best Photo ※ Best Team Name
Most Birds Seen ※ Most Money Raised ※ Most "Green" Team
To sign up your team, or pledge to support a team go to: charity.gofundme.com/maine-audubon-birdathon
If you want some tips & tricks, come to Maine Audubon's Gilsland Farm Friday night, May 15 at 7:00 pm. We will have experienced birders here to give you advice on the best places to look for specific species.
Native Plants Sale at Fields Pond
Help wildlife and improve your home landscape!
Back by popular demand! It’s our second annual native plant sale at Fields Pond. More than twenty varieties of native wildflowers, shrubs, and trees species will be available.
Join us for our spring retail plant sale designed to help gardeners and homeowners integrate native species in yards, gardens and even containers. We work with state and regional vendors to source material that is naturally propagated and easily adaptable to a variety of landscape uses. In addition to the festive atmosphere, experts and resources will be on hand to help both new and experienced gardeners and growers select plants and improve their habitats.
Native Plants Sale & Festival
Join us for our 5th annual retail plants sale designed to help gardeners and homeowners integrate native species in yards, gardens and even containers. We work with state and regional vendors to source material that is naturally propagated and easily adaptable to a variety of landscape uses. In addition to the festive atmosphere, numerous experts and resources will be on hand to help both new and experienced gardeners and growers select plants and improve their habitats.
- Over 60 species of potted native wildflowers, shrubs and trees
- Information tables featuring partners and experts
- Educational workshops and expert advice
- Kids activities, food trucks, and more!
The annual Plants Sale & Festival is the signature program of Maine Audubon’s “Bringing Nature Home” community engagement and native plant restoration initiative. The initiative is based on the best-selling book of that title by entomologist Doug Tallamy, and is funded by a gift from Jim & Ann Hancock.
Snowy Egret Day
Location: Scarborough Marsh
Experience a day of family fun, including an early morning bird walk starting at 7am, a canoe tour, nature crafts, used book sale, nature walks and more. There will be special programs for children as well as displays and information.
Wewill have a large used book sale on a variety of topics inlcuding many bird and nature books. Come join us for this fun-filled day and celebrate all that Maine’s largest salt marsh has to offer!
Fee for some programs.