For Immediate Release
September 22, 2015
Contact: Michelle Smith, Communications & Marketing Manager
(207) 781-2330 x209
Mobile: (207) 838-0511
Maine Audubon to Release Children’s Book at 28th Annual Apple Day Celebration
“A Little Brown Bay Story” addresses Maine’s declining bat population
Falmouth – Maine Audubon invites members and the general public to celebrate the fall season at their family-
friendly Apple Day celebration on Saturday, October 3, from 10 am to 2 pm. The 28th annual celebration will take place at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road in Falmouth. The event is free for members and $7/person for the general public. Children under 2 are free.
The seasonal celebration will feature crafts, live music, a scavenger hunt, apple toss, cider press, face painting, and food from the Wicked Good food truck and refreshment from Green Bee Craft Beverages. There will also be interactive activities to learn about bats, bees and pollinator habitat.
The nonprofit will also release “A Little Brown Bat Story,” the second book in the new children’s book series, Wildlife on the Move. Maine has lost over 90% of its cave bat population and the Northern long-eared and little brown bat were added to the state’s endangered species list this year. Published in partnership with Islandport Press, the goal of the series is to bring well-written, engaging stories about wildlife migration, conservation and respectful human interaction with nature to a pre-k through second grade audience. There will several readings and book signings throughout the event. Ten percent of the book’s sales will be used to support Maine Audubon educational outreach programs that benefit underserved preschools statewide.
Additional details about the festivities and book can be found at maineaudubon.org/appleday
About Maine Audubon
Maine Audubon’s science-based approach to conservation, education and advocacy advances wildlife and wildlife habitat conservation in Maine. Our citizen science programs connect Maine people to engaging volunteer opportunities that make meaningful contributions to conservation research. The largest Maine-based wildlife conservation organization, Maine Audubon has eight centers and wildlife sanctuaries and serves over 50,000 people annually, with 15,000 members and 2,000 volunteers.
Conserving Maine’s wildlife.
Please visit www.maineaudubon.org for more information.