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Nature Tuesday Group (Fall)
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Nature Tuesday Group (Fall)

Free

with Davida Sky

Calendar Next session starts Nov 26, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Next meeting: November 26

Hope to see you there.

Davida 776-1876 and Kiya

Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walk
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Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walk

$8

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Nov 21, 2019 at 7 am

Members: $5, Nonmembers: $8
Location: Gilsland Farm

Registration not required, cash only

Join us each Thursday for an easy stroll through Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm Sanctuary.  We will walk the property primarily looking for birds but won’t ignore any other wildlife or plants. Bring your binoculars and dress to be comfortable outside for two hours. Our total walk is usually 1.8 miles but people can leave early if needed.

We meet near the main parking lot. If you arrive late we are typically by the pond for the first 15-20 minutes before heading into the West Meadow. Walks last approximately 2 hours.

A list of the most recent bird sightings from Gilsland Farm can be found here: ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L251783

Contact: Doug Hitchcox - (207) 781-2330 x237

Managing our parks and neighborhoods with birds in mind
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Managing our parks and neighborhoods with birds in mind

Free
Calendar Next session starts Nov 22, 2019 at 9 am

Location: Stevens Avenue gate to Baxter Woods
Friday, November 22, 9–11 am

Registration not required. Optional sign up here.

Featuring staff from the City of Portland and Maine Audubon

An interactive walk and discussion in Portland’s Deering Center with Jeff Tarling of the City of Portland and Eric Topper of Maine Audubon to explore and envision bird habitat in the midst of diverse other uses. 

We’ll meet at the Stevens Avenue gate to Baxter Woods.  Please come prepared for up to two hours outdoors. Free and open to the public.

Presented as part of the "Mapping Portland: The Complete City" exhibition sponsored by the Portland Society for Architecture.

Full-Moon Snowshoe Hike
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Full-Moon Snowshoe Hike

$8

with Sophia DeMaio

Calendar Next session starts Jan 10, 2020 at 6 pm

Bundle up and join the Fields Pond Audubon staff for a moonlit walk along the Sanctuary trails.  Hot beverages will be available indoors following the walk.  Snowshoes will be available for those in need, but pre-registration is required to reserve a set.

Winter Tree Identification

$10

with Sophia DeMaio

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 18, 2020 at 9 am

Come join staff Environmental Educator and Forest Ecologist, Sophie DeMaio, to look at trees a little more closely. We will use ID keys to begin recognizing our favorite trees, even in winter. 

Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walk
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Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walk

$8

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Dec 5, 2019 at 8 am
12 additional sessions through Feb 27, 2020

Members: $5, Nonmembers: $8
Location: Gilsland Farm

Registration not required, cash only

Join us each Thursday for an easy stroll through Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm Sanctuary.  We will walk the property primarily looking for birds but won’t ignore any other wildlife or plants. Bring your binoculars and dress to be comfortable outside for two hours. Our total walk is usually 1.8 miles but people can leave early if needed.

We meet near the main parking lot. If you arrive late we are typically by the pond for the first 15-20 minutes before heading into the West Meadow. Walks last approximately 2 hours.

A list of the most recent bird sightings from Gilsland Farm can be found here: ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L251783

Contact: Doug Hitchcox - (207) 781-2330 x237

Bird Walks at Scarborough Marsh
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Bird Walks at Scarborough Marsh

$5

with Noah Gibb

Calendar Next session starts May 13, 2020 at 7 am

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Registration not required.

Join us for this Wednesday morning Bird Walk.  We meet at the Nature Center and check out the birds there and head to local hot spots in Scarborough.  We may hit Pine Point, the Eastern Trail, Pelreco and Dunstan Landing. 

 

Snowy Egret 5K Run/Walk
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Snowy Egret 5K Run/Walk

$20
Calendar Next session starts May 25, 2020

The 11th Annual Snowy Egret 5K returns to Scarborough Marsh and the Eastern Trail on Memorial Day 2019! 

Register at snowyegret5k.com!

$20 for Adults ($22 on the day of the race)
$5 for Kids Fun Run

The Snowy Egret 5K is the primary annual fundraiser for Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, with additional proceeds benefiting Eastern Trail Alliance. The 5K course covers both pavement and dirt paths along the Eastern Trail. This event will take place rain or shine! 

Time

  • Kids 1K Fun Run starts at 8:30 am  
  • 5K Run/Walk (ages 12+) starts at 9:00 am     

Location

Kids 1K Fun Run will start and end at the Pine Point end of the Eastern Trail.  5K Run/Walk will start at Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center and end at Peterson Field.     

Parking

All parking will be at Peterson Field located at 135 Old Blue Point Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074. There is a 1 mile walk from the parking area to the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center for the beginning of the race. Please leave enough time to get to the starting line.     

Directions to the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center and Peterson Field

From the north via the Maine Turnpike, take Exit 42, Scarborough, to Route 1 South. Turn left onto Route 9. Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center is located .8 miles on the left. Continue for an additional .7 miles on Route 9 and take a right onto Old Blue Point Road. Peterson Field will be .1 mile on your right.  

From the south via the Maine Turnpike, take Exit 36 to Route 1 North. Turn right onto Route 9. The Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center is located .8 miles on the left. Continue for an additional .7 miles on Route 9 and take a right onto Old Blue Point Road. Peterson Field will be .1 mile on your right.     

Entry Fees

  • 5K Run/Walk is $20 in advance or $22 on the day of the race.
  • Kids 1K Fun Run is $5 per registrant (12 and under)
  • There will be no refunds of registration fees unless the event is canceled by Maine Audubon.      

Registration and Number Pick-up

Advance registration, t-shirt, and bib number pick-up will take place at Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 9:30 am-5 pm.     

Race day registration, bib number, and t-shirt pick-up will take place at Peterson Field.     

What to Bring
Water and appropriate gear for the weather. This race is rain or shine!        

T-shirts & Medals   

The first 100 adult registrants will receive a t-shirt.
All participants of the Kids 1K Fun Run will receive a medal.

 





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