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- Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walks
- Members: $5.00 Non-members: $8.00
Join us each Thursday for an easy stroll through Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm Sanctuary. We will walk the property looking for birds, wildlife and plants. Bring your binoculars and a field guide if you have one. Please dress to be comfortable outside for two hours.
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 out.
There will be no bird walk on Thursday, November 27th. Walks beginning on December 4th will start at 8:00am.
Join our celebration of International Migratory Bird Day. This year’s activities will include bird walks, a children’s activity area with Stillwater Montessori, a nature exploration and more.
All ages, get out in nature and spend some time with us!
7 – 8:30 a.m. Bird Walk w/ Bruce Barker and Jerry Smith
8:30 – 10 a.m. Printmaking: Bird Art w/ Marcella Christensen
9 – 11:00 a.m. Birding by Ear Walk w/ Steve Coleman
10 a.m. – noon Children’s Activity Area w/ Stillwater Montessori
11 a.m. – noon Birding for Children w/ Erik Klausmeyer
noon – 1:00 p.m. Lichen Exploration w/ Kim Robichaud
Children will explore what wildlife needs to survive and what we can do to attract it to our backyards. Pollinators, birds, insects and more are dependent on certain plants and habitats to live. We can help them as well as create opportunities for observations close to home. Each day, we will explore a different connection between wildlife and habitat and children will bring something home to further their learning.
*Drop your child off for this full day program
*Pack a lunch and 2 snacks
Become an Audubon Citizen Scientist! Join local experts for a survey of the marsh for the many different types of plants and insects, including butterflies and dragonflies. We will have a training session before we head out. Participants can choose plants or insects to survey. After the surveys the two groups will reconvene and discuss their results. The data collected will be compared to previous surveys and will serve as an indicator of the health of the marsh.
Advance registration appreciated but not required.