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September 2020

Foraging Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants in Maine with David Spahr

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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(Online via Zoom; registrants will be sent online access information.) Learn about wild plants, mushrooms and other natural treasures that can be foraged for food, medicinal use, and other purposes. Presenter: David Spahr, author of Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada Free for members; $7 for nonmembers

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Mushroom Walk

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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A journey through the world of fungi! Join Maine mushroom expert David Spahr for outdoors learning about mushroom identification, folklore, collecting, and cooking. Be prepared for a moderate amount of physical activity. Group size is strictly limited, and COVID-19 safety precautions will be followed. Presenter: David Spahr, author of Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada $25 for members; $30 for nonmembers

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October 2020

Fall Foliage 5K Fun Run at Fields Pond

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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Join us for our second annual Fields Pond 5K fun run/walk. This challenging course will take you up through our beautiful wooded trails and down scenic backroads for the perfect foliage tour! For registration information please call 989-2591.

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Fall Stewardship Day

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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Join the FPAC Staff for a morning of stewardship activities focused on improving our trails and public access spaces. Bring work gloves and sturdy footwear. Snacks provided! Call 989-2591 to register.

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Backyard Spiders of Maine with Dana Wilde

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online via Zoom

(Online via Zoom; registrants will be sent online access information.) Join us for fascinating facts about spider families found in Maine and the Northeast. Presenter: Dana Wilde, author of Backyard Book of Spiders and the “Backyard Naturalist” column for the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel. Free for members; $7 for nonmembers

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November 2020

Fall Native Seed Sowing Workshop at Fields Pond

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

(Live and/or Zoom, TBD near time of presentation) Grow your own native plants from seeds! Propagating your own plants is the cheapest and most sustainable way to restore habitat for birds and other wildlife at home. This hands-on workshop (yes, your hands will get dirty) will introduce participants to the plants, practices, and perks of sowing native plants in small outdoor pots over the winter. In the live presentation, each participant will go home with several pots sown with native…

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