Established in 1970, the objective of the chapter is to foster an appreciation of our natural environment, with a focus on birds. The chapter sponsors programs, field trips and scholarships. You automatically become a member of the Merrymeeting Chapter when you join as a member of Maine Audubon and your address is within the designated membership area. As a member of our Chapter, you will all the benefits of Maine Audubon membership, and you will receive our chapter newsletter, “The Call“.

Coming Next

Field Trip: Green Point Farm, Dresden

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015,  6:30am – 12:00pm

This 432 acre farm, now owned and managed by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, was protected in 2000 by the original owner Bob Gleason and the work of the Maine Wetlands Protection Coalition. Expect a wide variety of migrant birds in the woodlands, orchard, fields, and wild-rice flats of this diverse area.  Warblers and other woodland birds, sparrows and other field birds, waterfowl, and raptors may be seen on this walk. Waterproof footwear is recommended. Meet at Bath CVS at 6:30 a.m. to carpool; or at Green Point Farm by the green shed, at  7:00 a.m. FMI call Carol Jack at 729-0220.

 Field Trip: Capt. William Fitzgerald Recreation and Conservation Area, Brunswick

    • Sunday, May 24, 2015 6:30am – 12:00pm

This first of two easy walks along sandy paths are on one of the few sandplain grasslands remaining in Maine. Join us as we explore this rare natural area for birds such as Field and Vesper Sparrows, Eastern Meadowlarks, Eastern Towhees and Prairie Warblers. We also will be on the lookout for unusual reptiles and butterflies.

    Meet at the iron gate on Lindbergh Crossing Road at 6:30 a.m. Park along the road before the iron gate. NOTE: Due to a controlled burn at this location, on a TBD date, please check our website, or call Gordon Smith at 725-0282 for a updates.

      Directions: Lindbergh Crossing is off the Old Bath Road in Brunswick and will be on your right if coming from Brunswick, on the left if coming from Bath. If you are using Google Maps the road is mislabeled as Wilderness Way so search for Wilderness Way, Brunswick, ME.  When you arrive there, the street signpost will read : “Lindbergh Landing”  NOT Wilderness Way. Drive to the end along a field choked with milkweed. Park along road before the iron gate.

       

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      Scholarship Programs

      ScholarshipsMMAS annually offers three residential ecology camp opportunities – Hog Island Camp, The Maine Conservation Schools at Bryant Pond Forest and Tanglewood 4-H Camp. Learn More →

      Board Meetings

      Board Meetings, unless noted, are hosted by Ted Allen, held at 7:00 pm and open to the public.  For directions, please contact us.

      • Tuesday, April 7, 2015
      • Tuesday, May 5, 2015 hosted by Chuck Huntington