LEWISTON — The Stanton Bird Club of Lewiston and Auburn will host four events in June. In addition, the Wednesday Guided Bird Walks, now in their 10th year, continue every other week, meeting on June 14 and 28.

The club will hold a walk at the Papermill Trail, Lisbon, on Saturday, June 10. Three events will also take place at Thorncrag: the annual Larry Nadeau Memorial Walk on Sunday, June 4, Ferns for Beginners on Saturday, June 17, and Wildflowers on Saturday, June 24.

Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. All of the field trips are free and open to everyone. Trips include carpooling from the meeting place. The leaders identify and comment on wildlife seen and heard.

The Nadeau Memorial Walk will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. The annual event joins the Nadeau family to highlight the birds, wildflowers and trails that Nadeau loved. The leaders, Jeri and Gary Maurer, can be reached at 207-524-2060. Meet at the Thorncrag parking lot off Montello Avenue.

Papermill Trail participants will meet at 8 a.m. at the Promenade Mall parking lot, near Staples, 855 Lisbon St. The trail provides a gentle walk along a paved, shaded trail following a woodland stream. Walkers will plan to return to the parking lot at 11 a.m. The trip leader is Stan DeOrsey, who can be contacted at 207-406-4741 or e-mail at [email protected]

The Wednesday Bird Walks are held into the late fall in a variety of local habitats. Both of this month’s walks will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. The trip to the Brunswick Landing (former Naval Air Station) on June 14 will meet at the Food City Shopping Center, 583 Lisbon St., Lisbon Falls.

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The second walk will meet on June 28 and go to the Riverside Trail, Sunnyside Park to Tall Pines. The focus will be on breeding birds. Those going will meet at the Promenade Mall parking lot.

The walks are about two miles on a fairly even surface. The trip leaders are Stan and Joan DeOrsey and can be reached at 207-406-4741.

Maine Master Naturalist Alan Seamans will lead the remaining two events at Thorncrag. On Saturday, June 17, walkers will search for ferns and related plants. On Saturday, June 24, participants will discover later wildflowers. Both walks will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. and will begin in the Thorncrag parking lot off Montello Avenue. Seamans can be reached at 207-240-1723.

FMI: www.StantonBirdClub.org, facebook.com/Stanton-Bird-Club-124412894909/.

Male Scarlet Tanagers are regularly found in forested areas in the Northeast, including Thorncrag. They are sometimes seen on Stanton Bird Club walks. The female is yellow-olive with black wings. Photo by Dan Marquis.


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