Summer is in full swing for Maine Audubon and we are hosting a variety of programs designed to help people engage with wildlife. One of the best ways to get out and experience the Maine summer is by paddling a canoe or kayak at our Scarborough Marsh facility. You can rent a boat or take a tour with a naturalist. The full moon tours are always a big hit and an unusual way to see this distinct habitat and the creatures who call it home.
This year the demand at Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center has been overwhelming and we are looking for volunteers to help. It’s not the typical desk job and people from all over the world come through this facility so it’s an exciting place to be. All experience levels are welcome and this is a perfect opportunity for students looking to beef up their college application, earn community service hours, or add experiences with nature and science to their resumes.
On August 18, our Speaker Series brings you a Live Birds of Prey show with Hope Douglas from Wind over Wings. At this 21+ event, enjoy a beer or glass of wine while saying hello to the visiting raptors, including Queen Solomon, a Great Horned Owl. These shows are extremely popular so get your tickets soon!
September will be here before you know it, and if you miss the birds of prey show, you can always get your raptor fix by joining us for the Bald Eagles of Merrymeeting Bay cruise sailing out of Boothbay Harbor on September 10. Over 60 eagles were counted during last year’s trip, which is a testament to the rebound of this majestic bird.
When you belong to Maine Audubon, there are so many opportunities to explore Maine’s habitats and experience Maine’s wildlife. Hope to see you outside this summer!
Ole Amundsen became Executive Director of Maine Audubon in March 2016. He brings more than 25 years of experience in conservation leadership, with a focus on landscape scale conservation, environmental education and finance. Amundsen most recently served as program manager for the national land trust, The Conservation Fund.