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May 5: Annual Wildflower Walk and Plant Sale

Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary Annual Wildflower Walk and Plant Sale May 5th 1-3 pm Wildflower Walk: starts at 1pm Led by Master Naturalists Penny Jessop and Christine Murray Meet in the parking lot on Montello Street Plant Sale – at the Read More…

March 2: Snowshoe-a-thon

When: Saturday, March 2, 10:00 am Where: Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary Who: Everyone of all ages and all experience levels Come Saturday, March 2, to snowshoe or take a winter walk on the trails at Thorncrag. there will be a winter Read More…

February Meeting: “Winter Tracking”

Winter Tracking with Ben Nugent, District Supervisor, USDA Wildlife Services in Maine Monthly Education Meeting February 5, 2024 4 pm-6 pm Auburn Public Library Ben will be sharing photographs on winter wildlife tracking, with pictures and examples from the wildlife Read More…

December Meeting: “Birds of Costa Rica”

Monthly Education Meeting December 4th, 2023 4 pm-6 pm Auburn Public Library Stanton Bird Club members Dana Little, Doug Boyd, and Bob Kleckner will share photographs and tales of their experiences while visiting Costa Rica in November 2022. The public Read More…

Annual Meeting on Sunday October 8th, 2023

Michael Boardman, Naturalist/Artist “The Birds of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge” Sunday, October 8th, 2023 L/A Arts, 168 Lisbon St, Lewiston  Wildlife artist and Maine master naturalist, Michael Boardman is known for his watercolor bird portraits and nature journal sketches. Read More…

Riverside Trail – Lewiston

This morning our Wednesday Walk was along the Riverside Trail in Lewiston. Fifteen people attended. We did reasonably well finding birds, Gordon lists 37 species below. One hi-light was a perched Bald Eagle but in general the birds seem quiet. Read More…

Androscoggin River Trail – Lisbon

Today’s walk was on the Androscoggin River Trail in Lisbon. Thirteen people attended. The weather was near perfect, the walk was great, the people were great, and the birds were great. We found 50 species but four were nesting. In Read More…

Hallelujah Farm – Lisbon

This morning 18 people walked the Hallelujah Farm in Lisbon. This was our first walk here and it is a fabulous location. Many fields all filled with Bobolinks, lots of Baltimore Orioles, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Eastern Kingbirds, and swallows nesting … Read More…

Warren Warbler Walk – 5-18

The day was dreary, but the occasional rain showers never kept the 7 participants from finding the 63 species that we had. Many of the birds we had were seen heard but not seen. And there were a number of Read More…

Ina Small’s Home – Litchfield

Wednesday May 15 We had a great walk this morning at Ina Small’s home in Litchfield. Nineteen people walked in great weather, no rain and some sun. Ina’s feeders were full … of birds. I swear there were a dozen Read More…

Papermill Trail – Lisbon

Wednesday May 8 A good morning on the Papermill Trail in Lisbon. Nineteen people turned out in early sun which quickly faded to clouds. When we returned to the cars at 10:45 there were a few drops falling. We made Read More…

Schott Preserve, Greene

May 1, 2024 This morning we walked at the Schott Preserve in Greene, a great way to start the year. The drizzle ended quickly but the sun never came out and it was a bit cool. Eleven people attended, fewer Read More…

April 30: Bates to Riverside Cemetery Bird Walks Return

The first week of the annual Bates-to-Riverside Cemetery Bird Walks returns Tuesday, April 30. Beginners welcome! Join us at 6:30 AM on the steps of Hathorn Hall on the Bates College campus on Tuesday, April 30.  We will walk to Riverside Cemetery via Mountain Ave. Read More…

Nature Week at Thorncrag

Thorncrag is a place to explore the hidden wonders of the natural world. Get your child singed up today. Download a registration form.