Osprey Watch

2 p.m. in Freeport

Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park offers nature programs on weekends at 2 p.m. Most programs start at the circle of benches at the end of the second parking lot unless otherwise noted, and may include walks, talks and activities. Nature programs are free with park admission, which ranges from $1 to $3. Today’s program will focus on the osprey nest and resident osprey on Googins Island. To learn more, call 865-4465. 


A Life Lived Outdoors


Noon in Portland

Join former Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine director and author George Smith at the Portland Library for a reading from his recently released book, “A Life Lived Outdoors.” Smith’s book presents a collection of hand-picked essays by one of Maine’s longstanding outdoor writers, exploring the way life should be and sometimes is lived in Maine. The collection considers approaching life with humility and humor, as well as a passion for adventure. No cost. All welcome. The talk is in the Rines Auditorium. 


Scarborough Marsh Search

7 a.m. in Bath

Merrymeeting Audubon is hosting a birding trip through the Scarborough Marsh in search of migrating waterfowl, sandpipers, herons, egrets, glossy ibis and sparrows. Bring a lunch or snack. Meet at the Bath CVS at 7 a.m. or at the Brunswick Hannaford at 7:20 a.m. to carpool. No cost. All welcome. Call 389-2585. 



AMC Chapter Meeting

7 p.m., April 17, Brunswick

The Appalachian Mountain Club’s chapter meeting will feature lighthouse keepers Mary Hillary and Greg Guckenburg, who will share their story about being volunteer lighthouse keepers on Sequin Island. The program is at Curtis Memorial Library, and is free and open to the public. For more information, go to


Fly Fishing Workshop


6:30 p.m., April 15, Falmouth

Come to the Falmouth Memorial Library, where fly casting instructor Rod McGarry will lead a presentation about how to become a “thinking fly fisher.” No cost. All welcome. 


Migrating ducks and geese

11 a.m., April 13, Dresden

The “Abby” in Dresden is renowned for concentrations of spring migrating ducks and geese. The ice must be moving out to support this migration phenomenon. But the timing should be right next weekend, and York County Audubon is leading a trip. Meet at Green Point Wildlife Management Area on Brown Point Road in Dresden. For information, call 284-5487. 

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