Bringing Nature Home

Nanotagging Monarch Butterflies — Very, Very Carefully — at Fields Pond

Once inside the front door of the Nature Center, summer visitors to the Fields Pond Audubon Center have been greeted by a display of Monarch Butterflies.  Beginning as either eggs or small caterpillars, we collected these from the plethora of milkweed plants that grow all around the Nature Center.  …

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August Plants Sale Update

August 2021 Plants Sale Update: Make the dog days of this summer about cats -- caterpillars that is! August 1 always marks the halfway point of what we consider Maine’s growing and planting season (May 15 to October 15), essentially the five-month space between hard frosts. This year, the rainy …

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It’s Mayhem: Maine Audubon is busting out all over

In the same way that blossoms started to unfurl and migratory birds began to appear, so too did restless Maine Audubon staffers, tentative at first, and then all at once in a glorious riot of activity.  May was the busiest month we’ve seen in ages, in terms of our interaction with the public. …

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Native plants sale begins today

The 2021 Native Plants Sale is officially underway!  We’ve started taking orders at shop.mainenativeplants.org, and contactless curbside pick-ups begin this Thursday and Friday.  We will run our sales and pick-ups at Gilsland Farm through September, and we will be making new plants available …

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