Events & Programs

  • April
  • Annual Meeting and Program “Capturing the Spirit of Birds”
    • Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Location: Curtis Library Morrell Rm.

    Wildlife photographer/author Marie Read will present “Capturing the Spirit of Birds”. Sharing the backstories to her compelling bird images, many of which appear in her new book Mastering Bird Photography: the Art, Craft and Technique of Photographing Birds and their Behavior, Marie reveals what it takes to portray the essence of these colorful, lively creatures. Signed copies of Marie’s book will be available for purchase after the talk.

  • Field Trip: Whiskeag Creek, Bath
    • Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 7:30am – 10:00am
    • Location: Whiskeag Creek, Thorne Head, Bath

    Join Merrymeeting Audubon and the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) to explore Whiskeag Creek where it empties into the Kennebec River at Thorne Head.

    Meet at the Bath Shopping Plaza parking lot, across from McDonald’s, to carpool or, at Sewall Woods on Whiskeag Road at 8:00 a.m.

    FMI call Ted Allen at 729-8661.

  • Maine Bird Atlas Workshop
    • Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 3:00pm – 5:00pm
    • Location: Curtis Library, Morrell Room

    Join the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust for a workshop to develop your birdwatching skills to support The Maine Bird Atlas, an effort to survey and map the distribution and abundance of breeding and wintering birds in Maine. It is a project of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, in partnership with the Maine Natural History Observatory, Maine Audubon, the Biodiversity Research Institute, and the public. The project will run from 2018-2022 and will enable conservationists and researchers to assess changes in the distribution of birds species and populations around the state.

    This workshop will teach the importance of understanding bird populations, while giving participants the tools to claim a site, add their site to the Maine Bird Atlas, and help with this important citizen science project.

  • Field Trip: Green Point Farm WMA, Dresden
    • Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 7:30am – 12:00pm
    • Location: Green Point Farm WMA

    We’ll search for early Spring migrants in the woodlands, fields and wild rice flats of this diverse State Wildlife Management Area. We will walk paths, farm roads and open fields (about 2.5 miles total). Wear footwear suitable for walking in dew-covered grassy fields which may contain ticks.

    􏰀Meet at the Bath Shopping Plaza parking lot, across from McDonald’s, at 7:30 a.m. or, at Green Point Farm by the green shed at 8:00 a.m.

    FMI call Gordon Smith at 725-0282.

  • May
  • Field Trip: Androscoggin River Trail, Lisbon
    • Saturday, May 4, 2019 7:00am – 11:00am
    • Location: Androscoggin River Trail

    We will walk an easy paved path (up to 3 miles total) along the Androscoggin River to observe early Spring migrants.

    Meet at Brunswick Hannaford at 7:00 a.m., or at the Sabattus River boat launch parking lot off Rt. 196 at Frost Hill Ave. at 7:30 a.m.

    FMI Gordon Smith at 725-0282.

  • Field Trip: Green Point Farm, Dresden
    • Sunday, May 5, 2019 7:00am – 12:00pm
    • Location: Green Point Farm WMA

    Expect a variety of early returning migrants in the woodlands, fields and waters of this diverse State Wildlife Management Area. We will walk paths, farm roads and open fields (up to 2.5 miles total). Wear footwear suitable for walking in dew-covered grassy fields.

    Meet at the east end of Bath Shopping Center (2 Chandler Dr, Bath, ME 04530) across from McDonald’s at 7:00 a.m., or at Green Point Farm by the green shed off Rt. 128 at 7:30 a.m.

    FMI call Gordon Smith at 725-0282.

  • Field Trip: Crystal Spring Farm, Brunswick
    • Thursday, May 9, 2019 7:00am – 11:00am
    • Location: Crystal Spring Farm

    This walk is through a variety of habitats including fields, forests and ponds. We hope to see sparrows, Bluebirds, Bobolinks and several species of warblers.

    Meet at Crystal Spring Farm on Pleasant Hill Rd. in Brunswick at 7:30 a.m.

    FMI Ted Allen at 729-8661.

  • Field Trip: World Migratory Bird Day, River Point Conservation Area
    • Saturday, May 11, 2019 6:45am – 12:30pm
    • Location: River Point Conservation Area

    World Migratory Bird Day, River Point Conservation Area.

    Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with Biodiversity Research Institute. Activities include bird-banding demonstrations and guided bird walks. Restrooms available nearby.

    Meet at Brunswick Hannaford at 6:45 a.m., or at River Point Conservation Area at 7:30 a.m (park at Hannaford off Rt. 100 in West Falmouth).

    FMI Gordon Smith at 725-0282.

  • Field Trip: Curtis Farm Preserve, Harpswell
    • Sunday, May 12, 2019 6:30am – 12:00pm
    • Location: Curtis Farm Preserve

    We will explore this Harpswell Heritage Land Trust preserve for land migrants as well as waterfowl on Basin and Curtis coves. Expect to walk on mostly easy trails (up to 2 miles total), including a visit to the amazing “Pebble”. Portable toilet available nearby at Mitchell Field.

    Meet at Brunswick Hannaford at 6:30 a.m., or at Curtis Farm Preserve lower parking lot off Basin Point Rd. at 7:00 a.m.

    FMI Gordon Smith at 725-0282.

  • Field Trip: Viles Arboretum, Augusta
    • Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:00am – 10:00am
    • Location: Viles Arboretum

    The 224-acre arboretum includes woods, fields and ponds that are easily reached. A twenty-warbler day is not uncommon in May. Wetland species, found in May, include Virginia Rails and Sora.

    Meet at Brunswick Hannaford at 6:00 a.m. to carpool, or meet at the kiosk in the Arboretum parking lot at 7:00 a.m.

    FMI John Berry at 632-7257 or Berry.John@comcast.net.