Urban Wildlife

York County Audubon Saco River Birding Field Trip

York County  Audubon Saco River Birding Field Trip

York County  Audubon Field Trip, March 10, 2012 8:30am to 10:30am
Chuck Homler leads a field trip along the Saco River. Meet at the railroad station parking lot on Saco Island at 8:30 a.m. to carpool. We will bird from Water St. to Camp Ellis until about 10:30 unless people want to continue later than that. Looking for Peregrine Falcon, Barrow’s Goldeneyes, Common Mergansers, etc. Start and end times subject to change because of weather, please see web site www.yorkcountyaudubon.org or FMI: Joanne Stevens 207-883-6475

The Creatorium- Rockland's first indie craft show... just in time for the holiday

The Creatorium- Rockland's first indie craft show... just in time for the holiday
Holiday Craft Fair
Friday Dec. 2nd from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
&
Saturday Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
@ the Lincoln Street Center Rockland's first indie craft show...
just in time for the holiday.

This will not be the church craft fair that you went to last year...trying to decide between the wooden geese, doilies and the rayon yarn vests in red and green.

This will be the juried creatives fair of Rockland, where artists, artisans, craftspeople, and foodies can sell their wares to folks who are looking for the perfect gift for friends, family and coworkers.  Maybe for themselves, too! 

We will be located in the gym of the Lincoln Street Center, 24 Lincoln Street, with over 50 booths!

Questions?

Dyer Library/Saco Museum September-October Events Calendar

September 17 through November 13, 2011

DRAWN FROM THE RIVER: Drawings by Artists of the Saco River Valley
FREE public opening preview: Wednesday, September 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Two concurrent exhibitions at the Saco Museum this fall will celebrate the art of drawing, presented in conjunction with The Maine Drawing Project (http://chitna.asap.um.maine.edu/mainedrawing/). Drawn from the River: Drawings by Artists of the Saco River Valley will use drawings from the Saco Museum's permanent collection to explore how drawing was part of the artistic process for 19th-century local artists like Gibeon Elden Bradbury and Charles Henry Granger.

Buy a Brick for the Dyer Library/Saco Museum

Buy a Brick for the Dyer Library/Saco Museum

Now available, the perfect way to honor friends, relatives (or yourself!) while supporting the Dyer Library and Saco Museum: invest in an engraved brick, as durable as the library and museum themselves. Your brick will be placed in the brick sidewalk in front of the museum as a permanent testament to your support and dedication to the DLSM.

Find your brick order form here: http://www.sacomuseum.org/PDF/BrickOrderForm.pdf

Simply print out the form, enter all your information, and return it to:
Leslie Rounds, Executive Director
Dyer Library and Saco Museum
371 Main Street
Saco, ME 04072

Questions? Call (207) 283-3861, ext. 101 or e-mail lrounds@dyer.lib.me.us

Two Hundred Years of the Academy: Thornton Academy Bicentennial Exhibition

Two Hundred Years of the Academy: Thornton Academy Bicentennial Exhibition

A special exhibition presented simultaneously at the Dyer Library and Saco museum this fall will be presented in conjunction with the bicentennial celebrations of Thornton Academy. Exploring tradition, mission and history, 200 Years of the Academy celebrates Thornton Academy's place in local history and the nation during the school's Bicentennial year. The exhibition will open with a special preview reception (in conjunction with the opening for concurrent Saco Museum exhibitions Drawn from the River and Christy Bergland: Late Seasons of Great Pond) on Wednesday, September 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The reception, held at the Saco Museum, is FREE and open to the public; members of Thornton Academy's community are especially welcomed.

Artist John Swan's work on display at St Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence-Portland 7/12 4-6p

Artist John Swan's work on display at St Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence-Portland    7/12 4-6p

Renowned Portland artist John Swan's works are usually on display in galleries in various parts of the world.

New road signs warning motorists of endangered turtle road crossing have been placed in York county

New road signs warning motorists of endangered turtle road crossing have been placed in York county

Late May through early July in southern Maine is a critical period when female turtles undertake risky overland forays to reach nesting areas.  During this time, turtles often cross roads, sometimes with fatal consequences.  In response, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIF&W) and The Nature Conservancy are cooperating to install new road signs warning motorists of endangered turtle road crossing locations in the towns of Wells, South Berwick and York with the hope of reducing collisions with two of the states rarest species.

This is the sixth year turtle crossing signs have been deployed at a few sites of high documented activity in southern Maine, though motorists throughout the state should be on the lookout for turtles crossing the road.