Public Walks & Talks

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All levels of experience welcome! Curiosity required.


2/21/18 | A Celebration of Maine Birds (Talk)

. . . Photos and Stories from a Birder's Big Year . . .

Photo of Painted Bunting
Painted Bunting | Palermo, ME | 18 May 2017

When: Wednesday, February 21st from 6-7pm (This program was originally scheduled for February 7th, but was rescheduled due to snow.)

Where: Reading Room, Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME (map)

What: How many species of birds can one see in a year in Maine? In 2017, I sought to answer that question, and in this program I'll share photos and stories that take you on a statewide journey of avian appreciation. Along the way, I'll pass on some of my essential bird seeking strategies, on the off chance that you catch the birding bug!

Cost: Free!

 


3/22/18 | A Celebration of Maine Birds (Talk)

. . . Photos and Stories from a Birder's Big Year . . .

Photo of Brown Pelican
Brown Pelican | Scarborough, ME | 21 Jun 2017

When: Thursday, March 22nd from 6:30-7:30pm

Where: Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Rd., Cape Elizabeth, ME (map)

What: See above or click here.

Cost: Free!

 


4/3/18 | A Celebration of Maine Birds (Talk)

. . . Photos and Stories from a Birder's Big Year . . .

Photo of Long-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher | Biddeford, ME | 28 Nov 2017

When: Tuesday, April 3rd from 6:30-7:30pm

Where: Wells Public Library, 1434 Post Road, Wells, ME (map)

What: See above.

Cost: Free!

 


4/17/18 | A Celebration of Maine Birds (Talk)

. . . Photos and Stories from a Birder's Big Year . . .

Photo of Snowy Plover (left) and Piping Plover
Snowy Plover (left) and Piping Plover | Georgetown, ME | 13 Jun 2017

When: Tuesday, April 17th from 6:30-7:30pm

Where: Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library, 952 Main St, Sanford, ME 04073 (map)

What: See above.

Cost: Free!

 


 

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Past Events

2017 Walks/Talks

9/25 -- Tasting the Wild: An introduction to foraging wild plants (Talk) offered through Biddeford Adult Education
8/23 -- Summer Birding: Hills Beach
8/17 -- Summer Birding: Biddeford Pool
8/12 -- Summer Edibles: Kennebunk Plains
7/16 -- Wild Edibles Walk at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center
7/15 -- Summer Birding: Biddeford Pool
7/8 -- Coastal Wild Edibles: Biddeford Pool
6/22 -- Tasting the Wild (Talk) at Thomas Memorial Library
6/11 -- Spring Foraging 5-Week Intensive (Session #5)
5/31-6/4 -- Birding Guide at the Acadia Birding Festival
5/28 -- Spring Foraging 5-Week Intensive (Session #4)
5/21 -- Spring Foraging 5-Week Intensive (Session #3)
5/18 -- KCT Spring Bird Walk 3-20 (view eBird checklist)
5/17 -- KCT Spring Bird Walk 3-19 (view eBird checklist)
5/16 -- KCT Spring Bird Walk 3-18 (view eBird checklist)
5/11 -- KCT Spring Bird Walk 3-15 (view eBird checklist)
5/10 -- KCT Spring Bird Walk 3-14 (view eBird checklist)
5/9 -- Birds of Spring (Talk) at Kennebunk Free Library
5/9 -- KCT Spring Bird Walk 3-13 (view eBird checklist)
5/8 -- KCT Spring Bird Walk 3-12 (view eBird checklist)
5/7 -- Spring Foraging 5-Week Intensive (Session #2)
5/7 -- KCT Spring Bird Walk 3-11 (view eBird checklist)
5/4 -- KCT Spring Bird Walk 2-10 (view eBird checklist)
5/3 -- KCT Spring Bird Walk 2-9 (view eBird checklist)
5/1 -- KCT Spring Bird Walk 2-7 (view eBird checklist)
4/30 -- Spring Foraging 5-Week Intensive (Session #1)
4/30 -- KCT Spring Bird Walk 2-6 (view eBird checklist)
4/27 -- KCT Spring Bird Walk 1-5 (view eBird checklist)
4/25 -- KCT Spring Bird Walk 1-3 (view eBird checklist)
4/24 -- KCT Spring Bird Walk 1-2 (view eBird checklist)
4/23 -- KCT Spring Bird Walk 1-1 (view eBird checklist)
4/8 -- Birding Goose Rocks Beach (view eBird checklist)
4/2 -- Birding Biddeford Pool
3/25 -- Birding Parsons Way (view eBird checklist)
3/18 -- Tasting the Wild: An introduction to foraging wild plants (Talk) for the York County Master Gardener Symposium
2/28 -- Birding Basics: Winter (Talk) offered through RSU21 Adult Education
2/27 -- Birding Basics: Winter (Talk) offered through Biddeford Adult Education
1/29 -- Birding the Saco River (view eBird checklist one & two)
1/15 -- Birding Wells Harbor (view eBird checklist one & two)


2016 Walks/Talks

12/10 -- Birding Parsons Way (view eBird checklist)
10/29 -- Fall Birding: Fortunes Rocks
9/9-10 -- Guided Plant Walks at Maine Primitive Gathering
8/24 -- Introduction to Foraging Wild Plants (Talk) for the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust
7/24 -- Summer Shorebirds: Biddeford Pool
7/17 -- Coastal Nature Tour: Biddeford Pool
7/17 -- Summer Birding: Emmons Preserve, 23 species (view eBird checklist)
7/3 -- Coastal Nature Tour: Biddeford Pool
6/12 -- Spring Foraging: Kennebunk Plains
6/2-4 -- Birding Guide at the Acadia Birding Festival
5/22 -- Spring Foraging: Biddeford Pool
5/15 -- Spring Foraging: Rotary Park
4/24 -- Spring Foraging: Parsons Way
4/22 -- Spring Birding: Sanford Lagoons, 43 species (view eBird checklist)
4/15 -- Harbor Road Nature Walk for Wells Public Library
3/26 -- Parsons Way Bird Walk, 32 species (view eBird checklist)
2/6 -- Winter Birds Along Parsons Way, 28 species (view eBird checklist)


2015 Walks

10/25 -- Tree & Bird ID Walk at Emmons Preserve
9/11-12 -- Guided Plant Walks at Maine Primitive Gathering
9/4 -- Harbor Road Nature Walk for Wells Public Library
7/3/15 -- Wild Edibles Walk at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center
5/1/15 -- Harbor Road Nature Walk for Wells Public Library


2014 Walks/Talks

11/30/14 -- Rotary Park Nature Walk
10/3/14 -- Harbor Road Nature Walk for Wells Public Library
9/27/14 -- Weaving a Tiny Ash Basket at A.C.O.R.N. Festival
9/7/14 -- Primitive Skills in Modern Life (Discussion) at MPG
9/6/14 -- Whittling Wood at Maine Primitive Gathering
9/5/14 -- Knife Safety & Basic Wood Carving at Maine Primitive Gathering
8/10/14 -- Unraveling Marsh Upland Mysteries at the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center
7/27/14 -- McDougal Orchards Bird Walk, 9 species (view eBird checklist)
7/26/14 -- Bird Walk at Wells Reserve, 40 species (view eBird checklist)
6/15/14 -- Wild Edibles Workshop at Frinklepod Farm
6/1/14 -- Wild Edibles Walk at Emmons Preserve
5/20/14 -- An Introduction to Wild Food Foraging (Talk) for the York County Aubudon
5/3/14 -- Bird Walk at Emmons, 21 species (view eBird checklist)
4/27/14 -- Bird Walk at Emmons, 19 species (view eBird checklist)
3/15/14 -- Coastal Nature Walk in Biddeford Pool


2013 Walks

10/5/13 -- Saturday Morning Bird Hour at Plainville Cemetery
8/17/13 -- Wild Edible Plants Walk at Plainville Cemetery
7/27/13 -- Eagle Scout Nature Trail Walk, 17 species (view eBird checklist)
7/9/13 -- Plainville Library Bird Walk,  20 species (view eBird checklist)
6/23/13 -- Ferns and Feathered Friends Walk, 11 fern species (see handout) & 21 species of birds (view eBird checklist)
5/3/13 -- Cemetery Bird Walk, 28 species (view eBird checklist)
4/26/13 -- Cemetery Bird Walk, 29 species (view eBird checklist)
4/19/13 -- Cemetery Bird Walk, 29 species (view eBird checklist)


2012 Plainville Cemetery Bird Walks

12/28/12 -- 25 species (view eBird checklist)
12/14/12 -- 27 species (view eBird checklist)
12/7/12 -- 23 species (view eBird checklist)
11/23/12 -- 26 species (view eBird checklist)
11/16/12 -- 25 species (view eBird checklist)
11/9/12 -- 24 species (view eBird checklist)
11/2/12 -- 27 species (view eBird checklist)
10/26/12 -- 29 species (view eBird checklist)