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September 2022

Field Trip: Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge (southern coastal Maine)

September 10 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.  The Rachel Carson Refuge was established to protect estuarine and salt marsh habitat in southern coastal Maine for migrating birds. We will search for Fall migrants at several Refuge Divisions. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Rachel Carson Administrative Headquarters parking area, 321 Port Road in Wells. Once together, we will drive to several locations. There will be some walking on level ground. Directions: Take I-95 to Exit 19 (Wells). From Exit…

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Field Trip: Shorebird Sunday – Wharton Point, Brunswick

September 11 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 8:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. Join us for the last Shorebird Sunday of 2022 as we search for shorebirds at Wharton Point (Maquoit Bay) in Brunswick. We will be observing (a scope is very helpful) the shorebirds foraging on the mudflat as the incoming tide forces them closer to shore. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Wharton Point (head of Maquoit Bay) at the intersection of Maquoit Road and Woodside Road. FMI Gordon Smith 449-8206. For all upcoming…

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Field Trip: Green Point Farm WMA, Dresden

September 18 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 8:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. We will search for Fall 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 miles total). The grassy fields may be wet/dew-covered. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Green Point Farm by the green shed off Rt. 128. FMI Gordon Smith 449-8206. For all upcoming field trips, Maine and/or federal CDC outdoor guidelines then in…

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Field Trip: Androscoggin River Trail, Lisbon

September 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 8:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. We will walk an easy paved path (up to 3 miles total) along the river to observe Fall migrants. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Sabattus River boat launch parking lot off Rt. 196 at Frost Hill Avenue. FMI Gordon Smith 449-8206. For all upcoming field trips, Maine and/or federal CDC outdoor guidelines then in effect will be followed. However, if you have any symptoms of illness, please stay home.

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Public Program: Ed Robinson, “The Mystery of Maine’s Wildlife”

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, Public Program: 7:00 – 8:00 P.M. (Board Meeting: 5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.) Location: Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Room, Brunswick. Born in the Finger Lakes region of New York, Ed has a life-long love for wild creatures and the natural world around us. For 18 years he has been improving wildlife habitat at an old farm near Ithaca, NY. Ed is involved with several respected conservation groups in- cluding Trout Unlimited and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.…

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October 2022

Field Trip: Capt. William Fitzgerald Recreation and Conservation Area / Bay Bridge Landing Wetland Park, Brunswick-

October 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 8:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. We’ll explore these two Town-owned properties for Fall migrants. The “Fitzgerald Preserve” is one of the few sandplain grasslands remaining in Maine. We’ll walk easy sandy paths (up to 2 miles) exploring this unusual natural area.  Following, we’ll visit the nearby Bay Bridge Landing Wetland Park on the Androscoggin River. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the iron gate at the end of Lindbergh Crossing Road (off Old Bath Road), 1.3 miles northeast…

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Field Trip: The Big Sit!, Wharton Point (Maquoit Landing), Brunswick

October 9

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, DAWN TO DUSK (All are welcome to join for any part of the day) Join Merrymeeting Audubon for this fun event. We will be staking out a 17- foot diameter circle, and from within the circle we will attempt to observe/hear all birds in the surrounding area. Observation/listening will begin at dawn and continue until dusk. Anyone is welcome to join The Big Sit! at any time during the day and stay as long as desired. Meet…

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Field Trip: Work Morning at Hamilton Sanctuary, West Bath

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. As conditions allow, we will be pruning, removing invasive plants and doing trail maintenance. Directions: Take the New Meadows exit off US Route 1 in West Bath. Turn left onto New Meadows Road and go straight ahead to the traffic signal at Bath Road. Proceed across Bath Road onto Foster’s Point Road and follow it nearly to the end. You will see the Sanctuary sign and a parking area on the right.…

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Public Program: Nick Lund, Bird-Friendly, Bird-Safe: Making Your Property a Haven for Birds

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Maine Audubon’s Nick Lund for an in-depth look at how to turn your home landscape into a year-round bird sanctuary. The program will include the best types of plants to use to attract birds and how to mitigate bird collisions with building structures.  Nick will also be available to sign his new book, “Field Guide to Birds of Maine.” (Copies will be available for sale.) Location: Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Room, Brunswick Board Meeting: 5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.…

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Field Trip: Waterfowl at Sabattus Pond, Sabattus

October 30 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

SUNDAY OCTOBER 30, 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. John Berry will lead this trip to Sabattus Pond. In the Fall, this pond hosts large concentrations of migrating waterfowl, including Ruddy and Ring-necked Ducks, Hooded Mergansers, scaup and coots. Meet at Martin’s Point Park in Sabattus. From the intersection of Rt. 9 and Rt. 126, take High Street north approximately .4 mile to Elm Street. Turn right on Elm Street and proceed .2 mile to Lake Street. Turn right on Lake…

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