Events & Programs: Fields Pond


216 Fields Pond Road [Map]
Holden, ME 04429
(207) 989-2591
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  • August
  • Painting Workshop with Plein Air Artist
    • Saturday Aug 23, 2014 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $15.00 - Non-members: $20.00

    Come and be inspired as you engage your mind, your heart and your artistry. Michael Vermette, our upcoming featured fall artist, will lead a workshop for both watercolor and oil painters.

    Michael will assist in helping capture a Plein Air technique and style in your work. Allow the landscape of Fields Pond to serve as the perfect muse.

    Please call to register.

  • Turtle Exploration
    • Saturday Aug 23, 2014 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Price: $5.00

    Meet Jean Adamson and her rescued turtles. Learn all about these ancient creatures and then take a peak in our frog pond to see if any of our turtles are there.

    All ages welcome.

     

  • Paddle and Hiking Adventure
    • Saturday Aug 30, 2014 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $15.00 - Non-members: $20.00

    Join co-directors Holly Twining and Cyndi Kuhn for a Saturday adventure on water and land. We will paddle with canoes and kayaks out to the island on Fields Pond and then take a hike.

    Then, we’ll continue our explorations on the water to look out for eagles, osprey, herons, loons, and much more.

    Please bring your lunch and call to let us know you’re coming.

  • September
  • Fields Pond Lunchtime Yoga
    • Wednesday Sep 3, 2014 – Wednesday Nov 19, 2014
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Wednesdays
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $7.00 - Non-members: $10.00

    Come to the nature center to stretch, energize and relax. You’ll enjoy the gorgeous views from the windows. Beginners welcome.

    Leader: Holly Twining, certified yoga instructor

  • Mushrooming Workshop
    • Saturday Sep 6, 2014 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $17.00 - Non-members: $22.00

    Join the Mushroom Maineiac, David Spahr, as he takes you on a journey through the world of fungi. Time will be spent both indoors and outdoors learning about mushroom identification, folklore, collecting, and cooking. David’s book will be available for purchase.

    Leader: David Spahr, author of Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada

    Please call to register.

  • Nighttime Paddle
    • Monday Sep 8, 2014 6:00 pm – 7:30 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.

  • Raptor Identification
    • Wednesday Sep 10, 2014 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $5.00 - Non-members: $6.00

    With our annual Hawk Watch right around the corner, join Doug Hitchcox, Maine Audubon Naturalist, as he prepares you for the fall migration of hawks. Near or far, raptors can be an identification challenge. Doug will explain techniques for identifying hawks, eagles, and falcons by size, color, and gestalt. We will also look at how weather and timing play important roles in a productive day hawk-watching.

  • Fields Pond Book Discussion Group: The Galapagos by Henry Nicholls
    • Thursday Sep 11, 2014 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    • Orono Public Library
    • Free

    The Galapagos were once known to the sailors and pirates who encountered them as Las Encantadas: the enchanted islands, home to exotic creatures and dramatic volcanic scenery. Henry Nicholls offers a lively history of the archipelago, charting its evolution from deserted wilderness to scientific resource and global ecotourism hot spot.

    Leader: Joyce Rumery

     

     

     

  • Monthly Bird Walk
    • Saturday Sep 13, 2014 8:00 am – 9:30 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.

  • Hawk Watch
    • Sunday Sep 14, 2014 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    Venture up to Cadillac Mountain to watch amazing migrating raptors. Get expert help identifying accipiters, buteos, and falcons. Bring binos, water, and lunch.

    Please call FPAC to register.

  • Great Maine Outdoor Weekend Celebration
    • Saturday Sep 27, 2014 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    ANDREE KEHN Reiche fall 04Celebrate the impending arrival of fall with free activities for all ages! We’ll be offering ongoing hikes, scavenger hunts and children’s activities. Feel free to bring your canoe or kayak and enjoy Fields Pond Audubon Center

    Cost: Free. Donations welcome.

     

     

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  • Nature Time for Children: Fall Session
    • Monday Sep 29, 2014 – Monday Nov 10, 2014
      10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Mondays
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $50.00 Child Non-members: $60.00

    The fall is a fascinating time to get outdoors and go adventuring. Preschoolers with their caregivers, come to a nature-based program with stories, movement, art and an outdoor adventure.

  • October
  • Nature Journaling with a Sense of Wonder
    • Saturday Oct 4, 2014 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $10.00 - Non-members: $15.00
    • Children under 12 free

    Our writing journey at Fields Pond begins with meditative exercises to open our senses. We will explore the fields, forest, and shoreline for signs of animal life and the many ways our landscape prepares for winter.

    Moments of internal reflection, writing, and drawing will be interspersed with group sharing and feedback. Ideas for continuing your journaling exercise onward through the changing seasons will be offered.

    Please bring your lunch.

     

     

  • Night Walk
    • Tuesday Oct 7, 2014 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Price: $5.00

    Fall evenings at Fields Pond are magical. Bundle up and join us for a guided exploration of the nocturnal world that most of us never experience. The moon may even make an appearance.

    Please call to register.

  • Fields Pond Book Discussion Group: The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos by Brian Greene
    • Thursday Oct 9, 2014 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    • Orono Public Library
    • Free

    “There was a time when universe meant all there is,” writes Greene, but soon we may have to redefine that word, along with our own meager understanding of the cosmos.

    A theoretical physicist and celebrated author, Greene offers intrepid readers another in-depth yet marvelously accessible look inside the perplexing world of modern theoretical physics and cosmology.

    Leader: Joyce Rumery

  • Monthly Bird Walk
    • Saturday Oct 11, 2014 8:00 am – 9:30 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.

    Dress for the weather.

  • Fall Work Party
    • Saturday Oct 11, 2014 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. Please call for details.

    If you have a group that you’d like to set up for a Work Party on a different date, let us know.

  • Nature Time for Homeschoolers
    • Thursday Oct 16, 2014 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $40.00 Child Non-members: $50.00
    • Siblings half-price

    Perspective: Zooming in, Zooming out

    Homeschool scholars are invited to a daylong expedition of art and science with Lead Educator Cyndi Kuhn.

    During this daylong educational program, scholars will be challenged and engaged in high quality outdoor and conservation education intended to enhance your family’s current curricula. The group will be learning new material as well as applying their existing knowledge about our wonderful world.

    This is an outdoor day filled with a morning session of collecting information followed by lunch and downtime. In the afternoon we return to the field to express and apply our learning in creative ways. Drop off only. Bring lunch, snack and fresh water to drink, plus a change of clothing and shoes, as we may get wet and muddy.

  • Birds To Bears At Nome
    • Wednesday Oct 22, 2014 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $5.00 - Non-members: $8.00

    Come and experience Alaska – the expanses of tundra covering the plains, hills and mountains provide a breathtaking backdrop for birding and wildlife adventures.

    Maine travelers marveled at the brilliant breeding plumages of 75 species of birds, and were astonished by the herds of reindeer and muskox grazing the tundra. Bird species and large grazers, as well as grizzly bears were photographed from a safe distance.

    Presenters: Ron and Lee Davis, Al and Nancy Larson

  • Volunteer Appreciation Gathering
    • Saturday Oct 25, 2014 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    Join Cyndi and Holly for a get together; we want to thank you for all of the great work you do for the nature center. Enjoy socializing, refreshments, and a nature walk. Family members are welcome!

    Please call and let us know you’re coming.

  • November
  • Celebrating Sturgeon
    • Saturday Nov 1, 2014 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Price: $5/ind; $7/family

    Come and learn from an amazing team about the insightful and intriguing research on sturgeon.

    Two species of sturgeon are native to the Atlantic coast of the U.S., the shortnose sturgeon and Atlantic sturgeon. In the Gulf of Maine, both species are the focus of a collaborative research program between the University of Maine, the Maine Department of Marine Resources, the University of New England, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

    In 2005 a recreational angler in Bangor, Maine landed a sturgeon and provided the impetus for NOAA and the University of Maine to begin research on the Penobscot River.

    Presenters: Megan Altenritter, scientific research assistant; Catherine Johnston, graduate research assistant; Alexandra Cuadros, undergraduate research assistant; Rachel Kocik, high school research assistant

     

  • Celebrating Sturgeon
    • Wednesday Nov 5, 2014 7:00 pm – 8:00 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Price: $5.00

    Come and learn from an amazing team about the insightful and intriguing research on sturgeon.

    Two species of sturgeon are native to the Atlantic coast of the U.S., the shortnose sturgeon and Atlantic sturgeon. In the Gulf of Maine, both species are the focus of a collaborative research program between the University of Maine, the Maine Department of Marine Resources, the University of New England, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

    In 2005 a recreational angler in Bangor, Maine landed a sturgeon and provided the impetus for NOAA and the University of Maine to begin research on the Penobscot River.

    Presenters: Megan Altenritter, scientific research assistant; Catherine Johnston, graduate research assistant; Alexandra Cuadros, undergraduate research assistant; Rachel Kocik, high school research assistant

     

  • Monthly Bird Walk
    • Saturday Nov 8, 2014 8:00 am – 9:30 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.

  • Yoga & Nature
    • Sunday Nov 9, 2014 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $30.00 - Non-members: $40.00

    Join us for a fall yoga workshop during the magical occurrence of dusk turning to evening. Om Land Yoga teachers will offer up a movement journey. We will nourish ourselves with healthy food, and go on an outdoor exploration.

    Beginners are welcome.      

  • Fields Pond Book Discussion Group: Olives: The Life and Lore of a Noble Fruit by Mort Rosenblum 
    • Thursday Nov 13, 2014 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    • Orono Public Library
    • Free

    In this delightful and comprehensive account, Rosenblum tells us about his travels throughout the Mediterranean countries, where the fruit is grown, in search of the olive’s history and horticulture. The book is rich in details of the characters of growers he met, where much of their joys and sorrows center around the crops. Rosenblum also explores the national and international politics that affect the trade.

    Leader: Joyce Rumery

  • Survival in the Forest
    • Saturday Nov 29, 2014 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $7.00 - Non-members: $10.00

    Tom Copeland will lead a walk and demonstrate many techniques of survival in the Maine woods. He will teach what is edible, how to make a shelter, build a fire, and more!

    This program takes place outdoors, please dress accordingly (warm coats, boots, etc).