Events & Programs

  • June
  • Field Trip: Brunswick Town Commons North, Brunswick
    • Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 6:30am – 12:00am
    • Location: Brunswick Town Commons
    • Gordon Smith

    Maine Bird Atlas Breeding Bird Survey—

    Participate in a citizen science project to survery breeding birds. We will walk easy trails/paths (about 2.5 miles total) along this Town-owned and Bowdoin College property looking and listening for breeding birds. Weather conditions, such as wind and/or rain might cause this event to be cancelled. No restroom facilities available.

    Meet at the Brunswick Town Commons parking area off Harpswell Rd. (Rt. 123) at 6:30 a.m. FMI Gordon Smith at 725-0282.

  • Field Trip: Brunswick Town Commons South, Brunswick
    • Sunday, Jun 24, 2018 6:30am – 11:00am
    • Location: Brunswick Town Commons
    • Gordon Smith

    Maine Bird Atlas Breeding Bird Survey—

    Participate in a citizen science project to survery breeding birds. We will walk easy trails/paths (about 3 miles total) along this Town-owned property looking and listening for breeding birds. Weather conditions, such as wind and/or rain might cause this event to be cancelled. No restroom facilities available.

    Meet at the Brunswick Town Commons parking area off Harpswell Rd. (Rt. 123) at 6:30 a.m. FMI Gordon Smith at 725-0282.

  • Volunteer Day: Hamilton Sanctuary, West Bath
    • Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 8:00am – 11:00am
    • Location: Hamilton Sanctuary, West Bath
    • Glenn Evans

    Cut back new growth from trails and remove non-native invasive plants to maintain native habitat. Prepare Sanctuary for up- coming Family Birding Programs.

    Directions: Take the New Meadows exit off US Route 1 in West Bath. Turn left onto New Meadows Road and go straight ahead at the stop sign. Here New Meadows Road turns into Foster Point Road. Follow it three miles to the sanctuary sign and parking area on the right.

    FMI Glenn Evans at 443-9652. Please call if you are planning on coming.

  • July
  • Field Trip: Capt. William Fitzgerald Conservation Area & Bay Bridge Landing Park, Brunswick
    • Sunday, Jul 1, 2018 6:30am – 11:00am
    • Gordon Smith

    We will explore these two Town-owned properties for breeding birds. The first property (“Fitzgerald Preserve”) is one of the few sandplain grasslands remaining in Maine. We will walk an easy, sandy path (about 2 miles total) exploring this unusual natural area for Prairie Warblers, Eastern Towhees, Field Sparrows and the rare Clay-colored Sparrow. Following, we will visit the nearby Bay Bridge Landing Wetland Park on the Androscoggin River. No restroom facilities available.

    Meet at the iron gate at the end of Lindbergh Crossing Road (off Old Bath Rd.), 1.3 miles northeast of the Bath Rd./Old Bath Rd. intersection at 6:30 a.m. FMI Gordon Smith at 725-0282.

  • Hamilton Sanctuary Family Birding/Nature Program (1st Session)
    • Saturday, Jul 7, 2018 7:30am – 10:30am
    • Location: Hamilton Sanctuary, West Bath

    This program is geared for grades 3–6 beginning birders with their parents. Participants will have the opportunity to observe nature including resident summer birds and to have the birds light upon a feeding tray held by their gloved hands.

    Pre-registration is required and limited to 8 children and their parents per session.  (Two sessions are being offered July 7th and 28th.)

    Meet at Hamilton Sanctuary parking area at 7:30 a.m. Directions: Take the New Meadows exit off US Route 1 in West Bath. Turn left onto New Meadows Road and go straight ahead at the stop sign. Here New Meadows Road turns into Foster Point Road. Follow it three miles to the sanctuary sign and parking area on the right.

    FMI and to register, contact Glenn Evans or Marianne Warner at 443-9652 or e-mail warnerevans20@yahoo.com.

  • Hamilton Sanctuary Family Birding/Nature Program (2nd session)
    • Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 7:30am – 10:30am
    • Location: Hamilton Sanctuary, West Bath

    This program is geared for grades 3–6 beginning birders with their parents. Participants will have the opportunity to observe nature including resident summer birds and to have the birds light upon a feeding tray held by their gloved hands.

    Pre-registration is required and limited to 8 children and their parents per session.  (Two sessions are being offered July 7th and 28th.)

    Meet at Hamilton Sanctuary parking area at 7:30 a.m. Directions: Take the New Meadows exit off US Route 1 in West Bath. Turn left onto New Meadows Road and go straight ahead at the stop sign. Here New Meadows Road turns into Foster Point Road. Follow it three miles to the sanctuary sign and parking area on the right.

    FMI and to register, contact Glenn Evans or Marianne Warner at 443-9652 or e-mail warnerevans20@yahoo.com.