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Apr
27
Thu
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Harbingers of Spring – at Schoodic Institute April 27 @ 12 – 1pm
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join our next Brown Bag, April 27, 2017 – Harbingers of spring: wildflowers and migrating birds return to Acadia.
It’s been a long winter with short, cold days and much snow to shovel. But, the days are much longer and warmer now and signs of spring are in the air! Come refresh your memory on some of the spring wildflowers and returning bird species that we haven’t seen in almost a year. Schoodic Institute’s Bird Ecology Director Seth Benz, and Forest Ecology Director Nick Fisichelli lead this fun and informative talk. Moore Auditorium, at Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor. Free and open to the public at Moore Auditorium on the Schoodic Institute campus in Winter Harbor. No registration required.

May
6
Sat
Card Brook Clean Up
May 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

The City of Ellsworth and Frenchman Bay Conservancy are partnering to host a clean-up event for Card Brook. Join us in celebration of Earth Day! Clean-up activities will include walking the banks of Card Brook and picking up litter. All participants will be entered into a raffle for gift cards to local businesses! Breakfast treats and snacks will be provided.

What to Bring: Participants should wear sturdy footwear that can get wet/muddy and bring work gloves.

Sign-Up: We encourage all participants to sign-up ahead of time so that we can plan the work day activities accordingly.
Please contact Eileen Bader Hall at eileen@frenchmanbay.org or 422-2328

DIRECTIONS: Participants will meet at the parking lot on the west side of Hannaford Supermarket (right side if you are facing the store) in Ellsworth, across from the Ramada Inn to sign-in, enter the raffle, and receive further directions.

May
9
Tue
Schoodic’s Returning Songbirds! May Bird Watching 8-10am at Frazer Point in Winter Harbor.
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

May is the premier month to witness the return of warblers and other songbirds. Frazer Point will be the meeting place, and is often the best place for birds, whether they are passing through or settling in to nest. These two hour outings from 8am to 10am, will focus on ID by sight and song as well as the latest conservation news about these returning migrants. We’ll check out some new birding apps too. Dress for the weather. Bring Binoculars. Group size is limited so please register in advance by calling 288-1310. Don’t be late, catch the songbird wave! Sponsored by Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park. May 9, 11 and 23.

May
11
Thu
Schoodic’s Returning Songbirds! May Bird Watching 8-10am at Frazer Point in Winter Harbor.
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

May is the premier month to witness the return of warblers and other songbirds. Frazer Point will be the meeting place, and is often the best place for birds, whether they are passing through or settling in to nest. These two hour outings from 8am to 10am, will focus on ID by sight and song as well as the latest conservation news about these returning migrants. We’ll check out some new birding apps too. Dress for the weather. Bring Binoculars. Group size is limited so please register in advance by calling 288-1310. Don’t be late, catch the songbird wave! Sponsored by Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park. May 9, 11 and 23.

Schoodic Institute Brown Bag Lunch Series: Wendell Gilley Museum- Where People, Nature & Art Meet, May 11 @ 12 – 1:00 pm
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Schoodic Institute invites the public to join our May 11, 2017 Brown Bag. Wendell Gilley Museum Director Sean Charette presents an interesting program on the history and work of the Southwest Harbor museum. This program will emphasize the connection between people, nature and art with the bird carvings by master carver Wendell Gilley, as well as work by other carvers of all ages. It’s claimed that he carved over ten thousand birds in his lifetime. The museum is committed to preserving and exhibiting. Wendell Gilley’s beautiful carvings – but also to keeping his legacy alive by sharing the story and values of this remarkable man who believed deeply in helping others to explore their own creativity and connect with nature. The museum teaches the art of bird carving and presents art exhibitions and educational programs with a special focus on people, nature and art. We aim to pass along Wendell’s values by inspiring appreciation of the visual arts, engagement in artistic creativity, and respect and care for the natural world. For more information about the museum, visit www.wendellgilleymuseum.org 12pm at Moore Auditorium on the Schoodic Institute campus in Winter Harbor. Free and open to the public.

May
13
Sat
Spring Hike Series
May 13 @ 9:30 am

Join Frenchman Bay Conservancy and Downeast Senior College for a series of hikes this spring! Hikes are free and open to the public! All walks will be led by FBC volunteers or staff and are easy to moderate difficulty level to accommodate a wide range of ability levels. All hikes begin at 9:30 am. For more information: eileen@frenchmanbay.org or 422-2328

May 13, 2017 at Old Pond Railway Trail in Hancock
Directions: The Old Pond Railway Trail is located on Point Road in Hancock (1 mile south from the Hancock side of the bridge) across the road diagonally from the Hancock Town Hall. Fred Yost will lead birding during the walk, bring along binoculars if you’re interested.

May
20
Sat
Spring Hike Series
May 20 all-day

Join Frenchman Bay Conservancy and Downeast Senior College for a series of hikes this spring! Hikes are free and open to the public! All walks will be led by FBC volunteers or staff and are easy to moderate difficulty level to accommodate a wide range of ability levels. All hikes begin at 9:30 am. For more information: eileen@frenchmanbay.org or 422-2328

May 20, 2017 at Simon Trail in Lamoine
Directions: On coastal Rte 1N in Ellsworth, turn right on Douglas Highway (Rt 184) and drive 2.8 miles. Immediate past the Lamoine Town Hall turn left on Pinkam’s Flats Road (Rt 204 which becomes Partridge Cove Rd) and drive 2.3 miles to the Simon Trail parking lot on the right.

National Junior Ranger Day – Saturday, May 20, from 1 – 4pm at Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Celebrate spring with a field day full of family activities and events. Jr. Ranger Day is geared toward children ages 12 and under, accompanied by an adult. Rain or Shine! Start at Eliot Hall, on the Schoodic Institute Campus. Free drop-in programs, games, art, and activities! Fun for the whole family all afternoon! Free and open to the public. 207-288-1310

May
23
Tue
Schoodic’s Returning Songbirds! May Bird Watching 8-10am at Frazer Point in Winter Harbor.
May 23 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

May is the premier month to witness the return of warblers and other songbirds. Frazer Point will be the meeting place, and is often the best place for birds, whether they are passing through or settling in to nest. These two hour outings from 8am to 10am, will focus on ID by sight and song as well as the latest conservation news about these returning migrants. We’ll check out some new birding apps too. Dress for the weather. Bring Binoculars. Group size is limited so please register in advance by calling 288-1310. Don’t be late, catch the songbird wave! Sponsored by Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park. May 9, 11 and 23.

May
25
Thu
Artisans & Antiques Opening Day
May 25 all-day

Opening for the season 10-5.