Events & Programs: Fields Pond


216 Fields Pond Road [Map]
Holden, ME 04429
(207) 989-2591
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  • October
  • Film Screening: Urban & Suburban Meadows
    • Thursday Oct 6, 2016 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $5 - Non-members: $7

    meadowscapingJoin us for a screening of the 60-minute film Urban & Suburban Meadows: Bringing Meadowscaping to Big and Small Spaces.

    The independent film outlines the problems caused by the extensive planting of pesticide-ridden, non-native grass lawns across America.

    But there are other landscaping choices. Why not give meadowscaping a try and replace the chemically maintained monoculture of a lawn with an urban or suburban meadow that can support an amazing diversity of life?

    In the film, meadow experts Michael Nadeau, Larry Weanerand Neil Diboll, walk the viewer through meadow site preparation, design, planting and maintenance. Plus, Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, explains the intricate connection between native plants, native insects, and the soil food web.

    There will be a discussion following the screening.

  • Guided Boundary Hike of Fields Pond Audubon Center Property
    • Friday Oct 14, 2016 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    fields-pond-trail1-500x333Join Fields Pond staff on an off-trail adventure on our property. Each year we walk the boundary of our 220-acre sanctuary to ensure access remains clear and well signed. Plan for a four-hour hike in moderate conditions. Fields Pond educators will provide interpretation around the diverse habitats we encounter, signs of resident wildlife and history of the Fields Pond.

    This program is free of charge, but advance registration is requested.  Contact Fields Pond to learn more and sign up.

  • Hunter’s Moon Evening Hike at Fields Pond
    • Sunday Oct 16, 2016 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Adult Members: $7.00 Child Members: $7.00
      Adult Non-members: $10.00 Child Non-members: $7.00
    • Children under 5 free

    Fields Pond Audubon Center offers guided evening hikes on our beautiful 200-acre sanctuary each full moon.  The season and moon month will dictate the particular theme for that month’s walk.

    October features the Hunter’s Moon.

    Come and enjoy a dusky moonlit hike as darkness descends upon us and the Hunter’s Moon rises. Prepare to be enchanted by the sights and sounds only a full moon in October can bring.

  • Fields Pond Family Discovery Series: Fall Reading Rambles
    • Saturday Oct 22, 2016 – Saturday Dec 17, 2016
      10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $15.00/family - Non-members: $20.00/family

    Our family reading rambles enable people of all ages to get outdoors and experience natural settings while enjoying wonderful children’s literature. Kelly Davis will be reading and leading enchanting walks along Fields Pond trails featuring a seasonal title from Usborne Books each month, which will be available for purchase.

    Saturday, October 22 10-11am
    Secrets of the Apple Tree, by A. Nassner

    Saturday, November 19 10-11am
    Waiting for Winter, by S. Maschenmoser

    Saturday, December 17 10-11am
    Bears Don’t Read! by Emma Chichester Clark

    No advance registration is required, drop ins welcome!

  • November
  • Family Fun Series at Fields Pond
    • Wednesday Nov 2, 2016 – Wednesday Dec 21, 2016
      10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $70.00/family - Non-members: $105.00/family

    Based on our popular program elsewhere, Maine Audubon invites families and caregivers with young children to join us weekly at Fields Pond Audubon Center.  Each one-hour session will feature guided activities and adventures designed to cultivate a love and understanding of our natural world.

    The program is geared towards children aged 2-5, but younger siblings are also welcome.

    No charge for siblings under age two
    Maximum of three children per adult

    Seven week session: Wednesdays, November 2 – December 21

    Advanced registration encouraged! Drop-ins are welcome if space is available.

  • Stewardship Day at Fields Pond
    • Saturday Nov 5, 2016 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    Volunteers wanted for a fall day of service at Fields Pond.  Individuals, families, and groups are welcome for routine seasonal maintenance and upkeep of our trails, building and grounds.

    All tools and supplies will be provided. Bring your own lunch; snacks and sweets provided.

    Please call 989-2591 for details or if your group would like to set up a service day on a different date.

  • Volunteer Appreciation Gathering
    • Thursday Nov 10, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    All Fields Pond volunteers are invited to attend an evening celebration to honor the time and effort they devote to making Fields Pond Audubon Center the best it can be. Education volunteers, front desk docents, property stewards, and volunteer naturalists are all welcome. Bring a guest. Please call Fields Pond to RSVP.

  • Beaver Moon Evening Hike at Fields Pond
    • Monday Nov 14, 2016 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Adult Members: $7.00 Child Members: $7.00
      Adult Non-members: $10.00 Child Non-members: $7.00
    • Children under 5 free

    Fields Pond Audubon Center offers guided evening hikes on our beautiful 200-acre sanctuary each full moon.  The season and moon month will dictate the particular theme for that month’s walk.

    November features the Beaver Moon.

    The Beaver Moon, also called the Frost moon, earned its nickname because its arrival meant it was time to set beaver traps before the hard freeze in order to ensure a sufficient supply of warm winter furs. Whether you wear your furs or not, this evening hike will be sure to remind us winter is on its way. Dress warmly!

  • December
  • Member’s Double-Discount Day Fields Pond
    • Friday Dec 2, 2016 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Free
    All Maine Audubon members receive a 20% discount on purchases at our Fields Pond Nature Store. This is a great opportunity to get your holiday shopping done! The store will be filled to the brim with new merchandise to make a dent on those gift and wish lists. (Discount does not apply to binoculars, consignment or art pieces.)
    Free gift wrapping included!
    Not a member of Maine Audubon? Become a member today to make sure you can save this holiday season!
    Remember! The Penobscot Valley Chapter Holiday Party is this same evening, come early to spread some good cheer!
  • Cold Moon Evening Hike at Fields Pond
    • Tuesday Dec 13, 2016 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Adult Members: $7.00 Child Members: $7.00
      Adult Non-members: $10.00 Child Non-members: $7.00
    • Children under 5 free

    Fields Pond Audubon Center offers guided evening hikes on our beautiful 200-acre sanctuary each full moon.  The season and moon month will dictate the particular theme for that month’s walk.

    December features the Cold Moon.

    The approaching Winter Solstice will become crystal clear as we watch the Cold Moon rise. Snowshoes will be available if needed or bring your own.

  • The Night Tree: Annual Winter Solstice Celebration at Fields Pond
    • Wednesday Dec 21, 2016 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $15.00/family - Non-members: $20.00/family

    Night TreeJoin us for a family-oriented celebration of nature in winter as we recreate Eve Bunting’s classic story The Night Tree.  We’ll decorate our own night trees to share with Maine’s winter wildlife.

    Come relax and spend time with your loved ones on the longest night of the year.  Warm cider awaits!

    Advance registration is recommended.  Drop-ins welcome if space is available.

     

    Note: peanut products will be present during this event.