Saturday, May 25, 2013
Fun in the Park
2 p.m. in Freeport
Daily nature programs are still being held at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park. Meet at the benches at the end of the second parking lot. Free with park admission, which is $1 for ages 5-11, $3 for ages 12-64. Call the day of the program for updates, 865-4465.
7 a.m. in Boothbay Harbor
Join avid birder and Boothbay Region Land Trust volunteer Nancy Bither at Zak Preserve as she searches for birds of all types while focusing on sparrows. This is the time of year some sparrows leave Maine for tropical climates, some hunker down for the winter, and others arrive from Canada. Birders of all levels and abilities are welcome. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring a pair of binoculars. This event is free and open to everyone. Registration requested. Call 633-4818.
Joy of Birding
6:30 p.m. in Wells
Naturalist, educator and registered Maine Guide Mike Shannon will illustrate ways that knowledge of basic bird behavior enhances our understanding of birds and aids us in identification. A former director of the Audubon Ecology Camp on Hog Island, Shannon has also served as master naturalist for the Massachusetts Audubon Society. The program is held in the Mather Auditorium of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, at 342 Laudholm Farm Road. Call 251-1135 or go to www.yorkcountyaudubon.org.
9 a.m. in Orland
Join Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust on a hike of Verona Island's small island. Meet at the state rest area on Route 1 on Verona Island, just before the big bridge. The roughly two-hour walk will meander through meadows and forests. Wear long pants. Call 469-2045. For more information, go to www.greatpondtrust.com.
7-11 a.m. in Sanford
York County Audubon is leading a birding walk around the Sanford Sewage Plant, a site that promises views of duck, waterbirds, sparrows and warblers. The field trip is free but participants must sign in at the front office. To get to the sewage plant, take Gavel Road east of Route. 4 in Sanford. For more information, call 415-0667.
-- Compiled by Deirdre Fleming