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January 2020

Moose, Winter Tick and Climate

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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Maine has the most progressive and scientific moose management program in the United States. Join Lee Kanter, Maine’s Moose Biologist with the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, as he explains what the research is telling us about the survival and future of this iconic Maine species. Members free, $8 non-members

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February 2020

GROUNDHOG EVE

February 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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It's almost Groundhog Day! Celebrate with yummy holiday treats and discover fascinating facts about woodchucks, the only rodents with their very own holiday!  Unravel Groundhog Day lore, and learn how differently this holiday was celebrated in the old days. This is a family-friendly event. $5 members (kids $3), $10 non-members (kids $6)

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It Takes A Village: Journey to the Rooftop of Africa – a Kilimanjaro Trek

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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Mainers Betty Jamison, Kris Reid and John Bryant recently travelled to Tanzania to hike and climb to the top of Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Experience the five habitat zones on the way up the mountain, the logistics of getting there, and the beauty of the struggle to 19,400 feet. Note: This presentation is a joint fundraiser for Fields Pond and the Holden Land Trust hiking trails. Donations optional; all proceeds benefit FPAC and Holden Land Trust Thanks for your…

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Winter Fun at Fields Pond

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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A day to celebrate all things winter! Both indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family. A complete schedule will be available closer to the event date. Please call the Fields Pond Audubon Center at 989-2591, or find us on Facebook for more details. FREE

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Environmental Film Series

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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Join us for a monthly environmentally focused film showing on the “big screen” at Fields Pond. Films run in length between 40 and 90 minutes, with time for discussion afterwards. Please call Fields Pond to find out what will be showing this month or check out our Facebook page for details. $5 per person suggested donation

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COSTA RICA BIRDING, MAINE AUDUBON STYLE

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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Sandi and Bob Duchesne embarked on a Maine Audubon/Field Guides birding trip to Costa Rica, with Maine Audubon’s Staff Naturalist Doug Hitchcox guiding their small group. Escape the cold Maine winter with this virtual trip to the tropics, as Sandi and Bob introduce you to the spectacular birding and diverse habitats that Costa Rica offers. Dense jungle, canopied rainforest, high mountain vistas, ranchland, desert, beautiful beaches on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, even several active volcanoes: Costa Rica has…

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AUDUBON VACATION CAMP at FIELDS POND

February 18 @ 9:00 am - February 21 @ 3:00 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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Looking for something to do over school vacation week? Maine Audubon’s winter vacation camp is an opportunity for children in Grades 3-5 to learn about winter wildlife through hands-on activities and outdoor adventure. Our daily schedule includes time for art, hiking, science, games, and stories. Each day will have a different theme, and will include topics about animal adaptations, snow science, tracking, and winter ecology. Tuesday – Friday, February 18–21 (4 days), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students, Grades 3…

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SCHOODIC IN WINTER

February 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$10 – $20

Join Bob and Sandi Duchesne for a trip to the less-traveled mainland tract of Acadia National Park. We will meet at Fields Pond and carpool to Schoodic to look for winter birds, on sea and on land. This is a great trip for novice birders and new residents who want to learn more about Maine’s winter birds, and where to look for them along the Downeast coast. More experienced birders can help us scan for unusual visitors among the large…

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“Who Goes There?” An outdoor tracking walk at Fields Pond

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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Join Sandra Mitchell for a two-hour easy walk around the nature center at Fields Pond, looking for evidence of winter critters in the landscape.  We will look for signs big and small - ranging from tracks in the snow (hopefully) to evidence of animals feeding.  The walk will be slow and easy - often when there is much to see, we actually don't get very far at all! Sandra Mitchell is a Registered Maine Guide and a Cybertracker certified Wildlife…

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