Events & Programs
- WESTSIDE WATERBIRDS
Join trip leaders Jerry Smith and John Wyatt for a six-hour round trip from Bangor to Belfast, with stops in Hampden, Winterport, Frankfort, Stockton Springs, Searsport, and Belfast, checking for waterfowl in open water and late autumn passerines throughout. Meet at the Bangor Waterfront parking lot on Front St. at 8:00 a.m.; leave your vehicle there and ride with Jerry or John. We’ll stop to stretch our legs, but little or no distance walking is required. Bring beverage and snacks/lunch, or eat at the Belfast Food Co-op (delicious lunch). Please call the Fields Pond Audubon Center at 989-2591 to let us know you are coming.
- ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY & NATURE PHOTO EXPO
Tis the season for PVC’s annual Holiday Party! “Heavy” (supper-worthy) hors d’oeuvres will be served, along with an assortment of party beverages to put everyone in the holiday spirit. Winning bidders in PVC’s Online Auction can pick up and pay for their items, and additional items will be available at the party for silent and active auction bidding. Early birds can visit the Fields Pond Nature Store throughout the day for Double Discount Day, when Maine Audubon members get a double discount (20 percent!) off retail prices for unique nature-related gift items, including many special holiday items brought up from the larger Falmouth store especially for this event.
The evening’s highlight will be a nature photography expo. Professional and amateur photographers will have the opportunity to showcase and describe some of their favorite wildlife and outdoor travel photos from 2017. Bring along your own digital photos and movies on a thumb drive (or your own laptop) if you’d like to participate in the expo, or just come to appreciate the natural wonders captured on camera by your fellow PVC members.