Events & Programs
- Fields Pond Family Discovery Series: Fall Reading Rambles
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!
- Family Fun Series at Fields Pond
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.
- Nature Tuesday Group
Walks are the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 1:30 – 3:00 PM and meet rain or shine. We start in the Environmental Center, but plan to spend most of the time outdoors.
Bring binoculars and hand lens if you have them.
- Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walks
Walks will start at 8am beginning on December 1st.
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.
A list of the most recent bird sightings from Gilsland Farm can be found here: ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L251783