Some of the Birdfreaks (Jennie and Dakota from Ohio and Mom/Dad [Grandma/Grandpa] in Illinois) traveled to Maine this June. Birds, mammals, snapping turtles in the road mixed with a whole lot of natural wonders and history made this a memory-building experience!
Maine’s Field Ponds Audubon Center is just outside of the Bangor-Brewer, Maine area. We visited the area on June 13th, 2012.
Habitat: Its 192 acres include fields, wetlands, and forest, 1600 feet of lakeshore, a 22-acre island in Fields Pond, a beach, a brook and a ravine. Wildlife at Fields Pond varies from small salamanders and tree frogs, to over a hundred bird species, to bear and moose. —Maine Audubon
The first thing we did was check out the center and immediately we were greeted by awesome friendliness. The center was very nice and we saw our first Maine Ruby-throated Hummingbird on a feeder on the window. We decided to take a short trail in the steady rain.
We heard a resident Barred Owl calling and a Wood Thrush singing his heart out but it was raining too hard to do any real bird watching. So what do you do when it rains and you can’t see much with your bins?
We had a great time despite the wet and chilly weather. And though I already mentioned it: the staff was INCREDIBLY nice and friendly!!! Thank you Maine Audubon. 🙂