We have three bits of exciting news, not including the fact that all the snow has melted and the birds are arriving in droves!
Attention All Mainers
FOHI has partnered with Mid-Coast Audubon chapter to have a benefit screening of the movie “A Birder’s Guide to Everything.” U.S.A Today said that “Not since Rob Reiner’s “Stand By Me’ has such a compelling rite-of-passage film emerged.” So, if you live in Maine or are coming to Maine, join us. The film will show on Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Theater on Maine Street in Damariscotta, ME. Mid-Coast’s own Don Reimer will be on hand to answer questions before and after the show.
Have Rachel and Steve Returned?
On April 8, 2014 at 3:36 p.m. EST, a male and female osprey landed in the Hog Island nest? Are they Rachel and Steve returning home or is it last year’s interloper female returning with a suitor or Steve. Stay tuned while we confirm the identities of the pair! To keep tabs on them, visit http://explore.org/live-cams/player/live-osprey-cam and see if you can tell if they are Steve and Rachel.
Hog Island Sessions and Volunteer Spaces Are on Track
Sessions for the 2014 season are 75% full. A few spaces are still left in most of the sessions, especially those fabulous Monhegan trips in September. Many of you have missed Pete Dunne. Well, he will be back for Joy of Birding in June, so now’s the time to register. We have a lot of stimulating additions to the sessions. Even if you’ve attended them before, you’ll find something new and exciting. We’re always improving and adapting.
P.S. We mailed our annual appeal letter on April 1. If you’ve already sent a donation, please disregard our appeal – we thought you’d enjoy the update. Stay tuned for more news as we work out the winter kinks. See you soon on the island.