Friends of Hog Island

Innovative educational programs integrating natural history, ecological awareness, and the sense of wonder in midcoast Maine since 1936.

From the Island

Wanted: Intrepid FOHI Volunteer Coordinator

Yes, it’s true, FOHI is looking for a FOHI Volunteer Coordinator. This is your chance to spend time on that magical Hog Island, working with a dedicated and passionate group of volunteers. Check out the job description; the position includes room and board and an hourly wage. You’ll get to see all that happens on the ... • Read more.

It Was Only Yesterday and Now its Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Who would have thought back in 2010 that FOHI  would be alive and thriving in 2017. Yes, FOHIs remain tenacious in their care and support for the Hog Island Audubon Camp. With another year under our belts, 2017 was home run for the camp and for FOHIs. Thanks to Audubon staff and registrar, the camp ... • Read more.

Eclipse chasers: A special order of Nature’s People

Eclipse chasers: A special order of Nature’s People It matters little whether we regard the point of view of the savage…or that of the astronomer, the total solar eclipse is a most imposing natural phenomenon. Mabel Loomis Todd Total Eclipses of the Sun (1894) If you and yours were some of the millions of Americans who traveled mucho miles to personally witness the celestially rare experience ... • Read more.

Can It Be July!

The summer solstice has come and gone, July 4, too,  and the days are getting shorter! But life at the Hog Island Audubon Camp remains upbeat, high energy, fun, and each new day a joy. Northern parulas, song sparrows, phoebes, our resident ospreys, Rachel and Steve, and other birds on the island are all busy ... • Read more.

So Much is Happening

The best news is that even though camp registration is at 81% of capacity, it’s not too late to register. Likewise volunteer slots are going like hotcakes with four sessions already with waiting lists: Educator’s week, Joy of Birding, Raptor Rapture, and Mi • Read more.

Taking a Moment

Another year has come and gone and Hog Island still thrives. We celebrated its 80th anniversary and completed a new solar system atop the Fish House and Bridge. Without you, none of this would have been possible. We cannot thank you enough. Enjoy the remaining holidays basking in the glow of these achievements. • Read more.