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September 2021

Field Trip: Morse Mountain, Phippsburg

September 11, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Bates Morse Mountain Conservation Area is a great spot for watching the Fall migration of raptors. Maurice and Cathie Dauphin will help you identify the birds as they fly overhead. After the view from the top, an optional walk to Seawall Beach (up to 3 miles total) is possible. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Morse Mountain parking lot off Rt. 216.  The ending time will vary depending on whether you wish to make the optional beach walk. FMI…

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Field Trip: Androscoggin River Trail, Lisbon

September 26, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

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 The outdoor guidelines/restrictions of the Covid-19  of the Maine and/or federal CDC in effect at the time of the event will be followed.  At the time of this writing, there are no outdoor COVID restrictions for field trip participants.…

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October 2021

Field Trip: Green Point Farm, Dresden

October 3, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Sunday, October 3, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Field Trip: Green Point Farm, Dresden 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. The outdoor guidelines/restrictions of the Covid-19  of the…

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

October 10, 2021

Join us for the day, an hour, or only a few minutes - as much or as little time as you choose. 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…

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Field Trip: Work Morning at Hamilton Sanctuary, West Bath

October 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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. If you plan to participate, please contact the Sanctuary manager, Glenn Evans at 443-9652 prior to the day, for planning purposes. The…

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Field Trip: Waterfowl at Sabattus Pond, Sabattus

October 31, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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 Street and proceed to the Park at the…

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December 2021

Field Trip: Waterfowl Walk, Giant Stairs, Bailey Island

December 4, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Join John Berry for a look at the winter waterfowl of eastern Casco Bay from one of Harpswell’s most scenic locations. Directions: From Harpswell Islands Road (Rt.24), turn left onto Washington Avenue. Proceed approximately .1 mile to a small parking area for 4 or 5 cars at All Saints by-the- Sea Chapel. If this lot is full, proceed down Washington Avenue to additional parking at Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s McIntosh Lot Preserve. FMI John Berry 632-7257. The outdoor guidelines/restrictions of…

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February 2022

Field Trip: Work Morning at Hamilton Sanctuary, West Bath

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 9:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M. As conditions allow, we will be pruning apple trees, 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…

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Board Meeting MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, – Postponed

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Previously scheduled board meeting is postponed.

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Program: Jeff Wells, The Biggest Bird Conservation Story You’ve Never Heard – the Boreal Forest of North America

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please note this program will be offered in ZOOM. This is the link you want to click to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6lCuIJRCTyeS1Rv_R4yilQ The Boreal Forest of North America is one of the world’s last, large intact forest regions is the Boreal Forest of North America, stretching from Alaska east to Newfoundland. Supporting between one and three billion birds, the Boreal Forest is aptly named North America’s “Bird Nursery”. Few people know that some of the world’s largest land conservation actions, to protect birds…

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