Events & Programs


  • Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walks
    • Thursday, Apr 7, 2016 – Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
      7:00am – 9:00am
    • Thursday
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Members: $5.00 - Non-members: $8.00

    ***There will be no walk on August 18th. Sorry for any inconvenience***

    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

  • Family Fun: Fall Frolic
    • Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 – Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016
      10:00am – 11:00am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • Price: Members: $70/family, Nonmembers $105/family

    Seven Wednesdays

    Children ages 2-5 with caregiver. Up to 3 children per adult please. Join us for seven weeks of nature based learning and play with your children. Be a part of the nature movement and let us help you help your child establish a long-lasting connection with nature. Each hour long program includes age appropriate activities, crafts and an outdoor exploration.

  • Family Fun: Signs of Fall (Tuesdays 9:15am)
    • Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 – Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
      9:15am – 10:15am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $90.00, Child Non-members: $130.00
    • Children under 2 free
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    Bring your young family to participate in one hour of playful activities designed to encourage self-discovery, a sense of place, and a budding awareness of the natural world. Come prepared to adventure outside!


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  • Family Fun: Signs of Fall (Tuesdays 10:30 am)
    • Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 – Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
      10:30am – 11:30am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $90.00, Child Non-members: $130.00
    • Children under 2 free
    signs of fall

    Bring your young family to participate in one hour of playful activities designed to encourage self-discovery, a sense of place, and a budding awareness of the natural world. Come prepared to adventure outside!


    Learn more

  • Nature Tuesday Group
    • Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 – Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
      1:30pm – 3:00pm
    • 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month
    • Location: Higgins Beach
    • Free

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    Come join the Nature Tuesday Group!  We will meet to explore the outdoors at Gilsland Farm and other locations. Adults with any level of knowledge are welcome… we will learn from each other.

    Walks are the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 1:30 – 3:00 PM and meet rain or shine.

    Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 1:30PM, we will meet at Higgins Beach in Scarborough and do some tide pooling.  The wildlife in the pools is limited these days, but we will see what is there. We recently saw Hermit crabs munching on amphipods, and an isopod catching and eating something (another isopod?) and lots of baby moon snails, sea weed of course, bryozoan and more.

    We will be walking in low water and a bit on seaweed covered rocks.  It would be good to wear water shoes, sneakers that can get wet, or boots. Bring your 10X (hand lens) and binocs if you want. There was a great blue heron checking the tide pools with me.

    Directions are in the link above. There is some parking on the road along the beach at a lot on the road down to the beach (on the left).

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