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April 2020

Birding Basics – Part 1: Identifying Birds

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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$8 – $12

Led by Maine Audubon Staff Naturalist Doug Hitchcox. This class will teach you the essentials of identifying birds from beak to tail. All FIELDS POND SPRING PROGRAMS require pre-registration. Go to maineaudubon.org or call 989-2591 Members: $8 Non-Member: $12  

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Young Birders Club

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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$5

Kids ages 10–16 are invited to join the Maine Audubon staff to learn the ins & outs of birding. Binoculars and field guides will be available. All FIELDS POND SPRING PROGRAMS require pre-registration. Go to maineaudubon.org or call 989-2591.

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Bluebird Nest Box Building Workshop

April 11 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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$22 – $27

In this hands-on, family-friendly workshop, you will build a box from a pre-cut kit, and learn where and how to place bluebird nest boxes. Pre-registration by April 1 is required (due to materials). All FIELDS POND SPRING PROGRAMS require pre-registration. Go to maineaudubon.org or call 989-2591 Non-Member: $27 Members: $22

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DECADES OF CHANGE

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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Free

Bird populations in Maine are constantly changing. Over 460 species have been recorded in Maine. Some have been here for a long time, while others are fairly new. Some are accidental, and others have been introduced. As our state celebrates its bicentennial, Maine Audubon's Staff Naturalist, Doug Hitchcox, will explain some of the major changes and fluctuations that have occurred in our avian fauna species and numbers since Maine’s admission to the Union.

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Birding Basics – Part 2: Finding Birds

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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Free

Led by Maine Audubon Staff Naturalist Doug Hitchcox. This class will focus on how to attract birds to your yard and how to find birds. All FIELDS POND SPRING PROGRAMS require pre-registration. Go to maineaudubon.org or call 989-2591 Members: $8 Non-Member: $12

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A GENTLE DUCK PADDLE TO WELCOME SPRING

April 25 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Bob & Sandi Duchesne and Ellen Campbell will lead a leisurely morning paddle around the Sedgeunkedunk (pronounced Se-JUNK-a-dunk) Marsh. Time permitting, we may also explore a portion of Fields Pond. Bring your own canoe or kayak, and binoculars and/or camera. We will look for spring ducks and other early-arriving waterfowl, aquatic mammals, and interesting marsh plants. All participants should have basic flatwater paddling skills, and children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. We will require all participants to…

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Carbon Credits, Climate, and Conservation

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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Free

George L. Jacobson, Professor Emeritus of Biology, Ecology, and Climate Change at the University of Maine, will discuss the ins and outs of carbon credits. All FIELDS POND SPRING PROGRAMS require pre-registration. Go to maineaudubon.org or call 989-2591

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May 2020

Woodcock Watch!

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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Free

Learn about the wonders of the American Woodcock; after the program, we’ll head outdoors to look for the dazzling displays of courting woodcocks! All FIELDS POND SPRING PROGRAMS require pre-registration. Go to maineaudubon.org or call 989-2591

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RUSTY BLACKBIRD HABITAT IN COMMERCIAL FORESTS – Annual Meeting

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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Free

PVC ANNUAL MEETING and IBERA LECTURE: Thursday, May 7, 6:00 p.m. potluck supper/7:00 p.m. business meeting and program Please join us for a potluck supper to celebrate spring and conduct the PVC Annual Meeting. Following the election of officers and board members for 2020-21, we will hear a presentation from Luke Douglas, MS degree candidate in Forest Resources at the University of Maine and PVC’s Inez Boyd Environmental Research Award (IBERA) winner for 2019. Luke will describe his ongoing academic…

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Teacher Workshop: AQUATIC WILD!

May 8 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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$25 – $27

Learn about AQUATIC WILD and its hands-on approach which engages K-12 students in investigating the world around them, connecting them to conservation careers, and participating in solid STEM activities. All FIELDS POND SPRING PROGRAMS require pre-registration. Go to maineaudubon.org or call 989-2591 $25 Maine Audubon Members $27 Non-Members

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