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May 2020

BRINGING NATURE HOME: WHY NATIVE PLANTS MATTER

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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“Bringing Nature Home” is Maine Audubon’s new community engagement and habitat stewardship initiative, based on the bestselling book of that title by Doug Tallamy.  Join Maine Audubon’s Director of Education, Eric Topper, to explore the plants, practices and perks involved in restoring native food webs in our gardens, yards and communities. Our individual efforts to support pollinators, birds, and other native wildlife can be both intimately rewarding, and broadly beneficial.   NOTE: if you are inspired by Eric’s presentation, please make…

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Annual Native Plant Sale at Fields Pond

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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Back by popular demand! It’s our second annual native plant sale at Fields Pond. More than twenty varieties of native wildflowers, shrubs, and trees species will be available.

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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
Online via Zoom

(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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Fall Nature Walk, Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, Orland

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join Penobscot Valley Chapter President Gordon Russell on this lovely fall hike in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, where we will look for late migrating birds, other wildlife, and enjoy late season foliage. This easy to moderate hike is 4.5 miles out and back, starting at the North Gate entrance on Bald Mountain Road in Orland. We will be on gravel roads, except for the final 0.2 miles, where a trail leads down to Hothole Brook and the pond. A…

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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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