Events & Programs: Fields Pond


216 Fields Pond Road [Map]
Holden, ME 04429
(207) 989-2591
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  • May
  • Neighborhood Bird Walks
    • Friday May 22, 2015 – Friday May 29, 2015
      7:00 am – 8:30 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    Rubber boots or waterproof shoes are recommended due to wet grass and occasional muddy conditions.  In consideration of wildlife and fellow birders, no pets please on the bird walks.

    Friday, May 8:  Indian Trail and Penobscot County Conservation Assn., Brewer

    Leaders:  Gordon Russell, Jane Rosinski

    Meet at Penobscot County Conservation Assn., North Main St.

    Saturday, May 9 (Spring Fest – Int’l Migratory Bird Day):  Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

    Leaders:  Bruce Barker, Jerry Smith

    Meet in Fields Pond Audubon Center parking lot.

    Tuesday, May 12:  Bangor City Forest, Bangor

    Leaders:  Paul Markson, Gloria Vollmers

    Meet at parking lot in BCF at end of Kittredge Rd.

    Wednesday, May 13:  Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor

    Leaders:  Jim and Kathy Zeman

    Meet in the parking area inside the State St. entrance.

    Friday, May 15:  Saxl Park, Bangor

    Leaders:  Laura Levenson, Elizabeth Payne

    Meet in Cascade Park parking lot, just off State St.

    Monday, May 18:  Leonard’s Mills, Bradley

    Leader:  Sandi Duchesne

    Meet at the junction of Government Rd and Rt. 178.

    Wednesday, May 20:  Bangor City Forest, Bangor

    Leader:  Paul Corcoran

    Meet at parking lot in BCF at end of Tripp Dr.

    Thursday, May 21:  Essex Woods, Bangor

    Leaders:  Robert Ostrowski, Gordon Russell

    Meet in the parking lot at the end of Watchmaker Rd.

    Friday, May 22:  Caribou Bog area, Orono

    Co-sponsored by Orono Land Trust

    Leaders:  Elizabeth Payne, Holly Twining

    Meet at OLT parking area 0.3 mi in on Taylor Rd. from Forest Ave.

    Saturday, May 23:  Technology Park, Orono

    Leaders:  Jerry Longcore, Jim Bird

    On Godfrey Dr., across from the Black Bear Inn, go past Lixus Nexus on left, turn left after next white bldg., meet in the rear parking lot.

    Tuesday, May 26:  West Penjajawoc Preserve, Bangor

    Co-sponsored by Bangor Land Trust

    Leaders:  Elizabeth Payne, Gordon Russell

    Meet at the dead end of Fox Hollow Lane, off Essex St.

    Wednesday, May 27:  Kenduskeag Stream Trail, Bangor

    Leaders:  Hope Brogunier, Gordon Russell, Jane Rosinski

    Meet in the 2nd parking lot upstream of the intersection of Valley Ave. and Bruce Rd.

    Thursday, May 28:  University of Maine, Orono

    Leader: Sandi Duchesne

    Meet in the parking lot on Route 2 (Park Street), approximately one mile north of Rangeley Road campus entrance

    Friday, May 29: Stillwater River Trail, Orono

    Leaders: Elizabeth Payne, Holly Twining

    Meet at the parking lot at the intersection of Bennoch Road and Noyes Drive.

  • Birding by Canoe
    • Saturday May 23, 2015 7:00 am – 8:30 am
    • Hirundo Wildlife Refuge
    • Members: $5.00 - Non-members: $10.00

    Enjoy three diverse habitats in kayaks or canoes at Fields Pond, Hirundo, and Sunkhaze.

    Saturday, May 23, 7:00 a.m. at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge with Rad Mayfield

    Includes talk about Hirundo’s bird habitat and birds you might encounter over breakfast. Reserve you seat in one of the 28′ foot canoes, in a 16 foot canoe or bring your own boat.

    Call to register 394-2171 Registration deadline: May 22

    Saturday, June 13, 7:30 am at Sunkhaze National Wildlife Refuge with Daniel D’Auria

    Call to register 394-2171 Registration deadline: June 12

    Saturday, June 20, 8 a.m. at Fields Pond with Holly Twining

    Call 989-2591 to register. Registration deadline: June 19

     

  • Outdoor Photography Workshop
    • Saturday May 23, 2015 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $7.00 - Non-members: $12.00

    Search, find, and photograph with Andy Anderson. We’ll focus on nature up close as we take a look at macro photography. Please bring along a tripod for your camera if you own one.

    For a sample of Andy’s photography, visit kingfisherphotography.com.

    Leader: Andy Anderson, Nature Photographer

  • Fields Pond Paddle
    • Friday May 29, 2015 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Price: $5.00

    Join us on a paddle as day shifts into night. Loons, eagles, and herons may grace your trip. Bring your own canoe or kayak or rent a canoe from us.

    Loon with chicks

    Please register by calling FPAC at 207-989-2591.

  • Herbal Adventure 
    • Saturday May 30, 2015 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $20.00 - Non-members: $25.00

    Take an herb walk with Jessi Sader then blend herbal tea of your own. Learn about local plants with health benefits and how to plan your own medicinal herb garden.

    Cost includes herbs and fillable tea bags.

  • June
  • Monthly Bird Walk
    • Saturday Jun 6, 2015 7:00 am – 8:30 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    Join experienced birders and explore the mixed habitats that surround the nature center. Each month will bring different birds to the forefront. Please dress for the weather.

  • Sparrow Tour
    • Sunday Jun 7, 2015 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Take Stillwater Ave to Tripp Road and meet in Bangor City Forest parking lot.
    • Members: $10.00 - Non-members: $20.00

    Need help improving your sparrow identification skills? Sparrows are small and not very “flashy” so they can be challenging to recognize. Join us for a tour of Orono Bog, Prospect, and Frankfort, visiting the bog, Mendall Marsh, and nearby blueberry barrens.

    In addition to the more common sparrows, we’ll look for Lincoln’s, Vesper’s and Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrows.

    Leader: John Wyatt

    Please call FPAC to register.

     

  • Nature Time Drop In
    • Monday Jun 8, 2015 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $5.00 Child Non-members: $7.00

    Take your preschooler out exploring at our drop in nature time class. We’ll share stories, movement, and art.

    Most of the program will be outdoors.

     

  • Fields Pond Book Discussion Group: Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise by David Rothenberg
    • Thursday Jun 11, 2015 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    • Orono Public Library
    • Free

    With their seemingly endless mathematical noisemaking, insects laid a foundation for human music making. Rothenberg is both philosophical and technical, alternately telling us what insects mean when they sing and, using sonograms and anatomical illustrations, describing in detail how they produce their remarkable sounds.

    Leader: Joyce Rumery

  • Homeschool Field Trip
    • Friday Jun 12, 2015 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $50.00 Child Non-members: $75.00

    We aim to nurture the natural curiosity of children through experiential learning, exploration and play. Every field trip includes a focus question which sets the stage for investigating solutions or providing alternatives. Scholars participate in indoor and outdoor experiences that incorporate academic and social skill building in a small group setting.

     

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    zooming in on lichen

    Discovering Opportunities: Our exploration of the diverse habitats at Fields Pond will set the groundwork for learning about the opportunistic nature of living things.  We will investigate decomposers in the forest, predator-prey relationships in the pond and bird behavior in the meadow.

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    morning exploration on a homeschool field trip

     

  • Birding by Canoe
    • Saturday Jun 13, 2015 7:30 am – 9:00 am
    • Sunkhaze National Wildlife Refuge
    • Members: $5.00 - Non-members: $10.00

    Enjoy three diverse habitats in kayaks or canoes at Fields Pond, Hirundo, and Sunkhaze.

    Saturday, May 23, 7:00 a.m. at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge with Rad Mayfield

    Includes talk about Hirundo’s bird habitat and birds you might encounter over breakfast. Reserve you seat in one of the 28′ foot canoes, in a 16 foot canoe or bring your own boat.

    Call to register 394-2171 Registration deadline: May 2220120531_193744

    Saturday, June 13, 7:30 am at Sunkhaze National Wildlife Refuge with Daniel D’Auria

    Call to register 394-2171 Registration deadline: June 12

    Saturday, June 20, 8 a.m. at Fields Pond with Holly Twining

    Call 989-2591 to register. Registration deadline: June 19

     

  • Wild Edibles 
    • Saturday Jun 13, 2015 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $15.00 - Non-members: $20.00

    ​This workshop​ will include walking the woods to find edible wild food along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of the plants.

    David Spahr has been foraging for 60 years. He is the author of Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada and a member of the Maine Mycological Assoc​iation. ​

     

  • Birding by Canoe
    • Saturday Jun 20, 2015 8:00 am – 9:30 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $5.00 - Non-members: $10.00

    Enjoy three diverse habitats in kayaks or canoes at Fields Pond, Hirundo, and Sunkhaze.

    Saturday, May 23, 7:00 a.m. at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge with Rad Mayfield

    Includes talk about Hirundo’s bird habitat and birds you might encounter over breakfast. Reserve you seat in one of the 28′ foot canoes, in a 16 foot canoe or bring your own boat.

    Call to register 394-2171 Registration deadline: May 22

    Saturday, June 13, 7:30 am at Sunkhaze National Wildlife Refuge with Daniel D’Auria

    Call to register 394-2171 Registration deadline: June 12

    Saturday, June 20, 8 a.m. at Fields Pond with Holly Twining

    Call 989-2591 to register. Registration deadline: June 19

     

  • Nature Time Drop In
    • Monday Jun 22, 2015 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $5.00 Child Non-members: $7.00

    Take your preschooler out exploring at our drop in nature time class. We’ll share stories, movement, and art.

    Most of the program will be outdoors.

     

  • Summertime Work Party
    • Saturday Jun 27, 2015 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    Let’s move to action and work as a team to make improvements to our beloved building and grounds. Individuals, families and groups are welcome to join us to chip away at our ‘to do’ list. No job is too big or small.

    Cyndi Kuhn, Lead Educator, will be on hand to move both adults and youngsters to action.

    Lunch will be served or bring your own. Please call 989-2591 for details or if you’re group would like to set up a Saturday Work Party in July or August.

  • Nighttime Paddle
    • Tuesday Jun 30, 2015 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Price: $5.00
    • Children under 10 free

    Float along the lake shore, as waning day becomes moonlit night. Loons, eagles, and herons may grace your trip. Bring your own canoe, kayak, or paddleboard or, rent one of our canoes.

    Please call to register.

  • July
  • Elements – Nature Camp
    • Monday Jul 6, 2015 – Friday Jul 10, 2015
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $200.00 Child Non-members: $250.00

    Like detectives hot on the trail, we will be investigating patterns in nature and learning how form fits function while expressing ourselves the best way we know how.

    Explore, play, and learn this summer with Fields Pond day camps. Our camps feature outdoor explorations, kidsmagnifyglassgames, stories, and arts activities designed to build children’s knowledge of and connection to nature.

    Our camps maintain small camper groups that allow us to build a community of cooperating and caring.

     

     

  • Perspective – Nature Camp
    • Monday Jul 13, 2015 – Friday Jul 17, 2015
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $200.00 Child Non-members: $250.00

    From minuscule larvae in the pond up to the tops of the tallest trees we will experience how perspectives can change in a blink while discovering the connectedness of large and small things.

    Explore, play, and learn this summer with Fields Pond day camps. Our camps feature outdoor explorations, games, stories, and arts activities designed to build children’s knowledge of and connection to nature.

    Our camps maintain small camper groups that allow us to build a community of cooperating and caring.

  • Natural Expressions – Nature Camp
    • Monday Jul 27, 2015 – Friday Jul 31, 2015
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $200.00 Child Non-members: $250.00

    This is a fast paced high energy week of ecosystem explorations filled with movement, writing and performance. Guest artists will be sharing their skills with us throughout the week.

    Explore, play, and learn this summer with Fields Pond day camps. Our camps feature outdoor explorations, games, stories, and arts activities designed to build children’s knowledge of and connection to nature. Our camps maintain small camper groups that allow us to build a community of cooperating and caring.

     

     

     

  • August
  • Landscapes – Nature Camp
    • Monday Aug 3, 2015 – Friday Aug 7, 2015
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $200.00 Child Non-members: $250.00

    kidsonrocksFPYoung naturalists will practice observing, appreciating and loving their environment like never before. Learn to interpret natural landscapes to determine prior land use.

    Explore, play, and learn this summer with Fields Pond day camps. Our camps feature outdoor explorations, games, stories, and arts activities designed to build children’s knowledge of and connection to nature. This week is driven by ecosystems and habitat. Young naturalists will learn to look at, appreciate and love their environment like never before.

    Our camps maintain small camper groups that allow us to build a community of cooperating and caring.

     

     

    Financial assistance is available. Application available at maineaudubon.org.