Monday, April 21, 2014
Full Moon Walk 3 p.m. in Cape Elizabeth
Enjoy the setting sun and the rising full moon from the beach at Kettle Cove and Crescent Beach with the Maine Chapter of the Sierra Club. Meet at the Kettle Cove parking lot. Registration required. Call 892-4332 or write to email@example.com.
Moonlight Madness walk 7 p.m. in Biddeford
The Eastern Trail faithful will be out for a moonlight walk on the Biddeford section of the ET. Meet at the rear of the Southern Maine Medical Center parking lot. This walk will be lit exclusively by natural light. Dogs are discouraged. Wear sturdy footwear and warm layers. To learn more, call 283-4487.
Birding in The County 7 p.m. in Brunswick
Join Merrymeeting Audubon at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick for a presentation on birding The County with Bill Sheehan. The author of a comprehensive Northern Maine Birding Blog, Sheehan also is a specialist on birds of Aroostook County. For more information, call 807-3679.
Blue Heron Stories 7 p.m. in Wells
York County Audubon hosts a lecture about Maine’s largest colonial wading bird and its close relatives. The great blue heron is often touted as one of the most widespread and adaptable birds in North America. In Maine they are widespread, but data suggest a decline in their breeding population along the coast. Concerns over a population decline prompted the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to conduct a survey of breeding colonies in 2009 and to begin a statewide adopt-a-colony program called the Heron Observation Network. The evening program is free and open to the public. Go to www.yorkcountyaudubon.org.
Owl Adventure, starts at 10:30 a.m., Dec. 14, Falmouth
Join Maine Audubon for a live owl presentation at Gilsland Farm. Naturalist Marcia Wilson and photographer Mark Wilson will give a hooting lesson and a close-up look at owl species. There are three shows – at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. To learn more, call 781-2330. Cost is $15 for adults; $10 for children.
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