Visit the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray Maine.
I just heard on the news today that the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray has had decreased attendance recently. My family had such a wonderful time there last year, so I thought I'd post some of their upcoming events.
The park is a definite must see! You can read about our trip here.
Here are the upcoming events. I've already put the June 4th "The Ancient Ones" on my calendar.
Saturday May 21 Wind Over Wings Join this new-to-Maine nonprofit raptor education center to see & learn more about our feathered predators. Live birds featured will include an Eastern Screech-Owl, a Peregrine Falcon (fastest animal on earth) & a Great Horned Owl - who will amaze you with her ability to flap her wings silently. All birds are ambassadors for their species, overcoming serious injuries to lead them into their lives in education. www.windoverwings.org
Sat-Mon. May 28-30 Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park Annual Plant Sale: The Friends volunteer group helps out the wildlife park in so many ways; learn more about their ongoing projects & enjoy great bargains on spring plants with annual & perennial flowers, vegetables & floral baskets grown in their own greenhouse! Plants will be available all day each day. www.friendsofmainewildlifepark.com
Saturday, June 4 The Ancient Ones This group, in full period dress, will set up a real Living History Camp from the late 1700s - 1800s They will put up a canvas tent & have demonstrations going on all day long, including fire starting, cooking, trading, tomahawk throwing, flint knapping, flintlock muskets, weaving, & the like. Come to see what day to day life really looked like 200 years ago! www.theancientonesofmaine.com
Saturday June 11 Biodiversity Institute: ‘BRI’ is a leader in creative, interactive education & works to personalize wildlife issues among students, educators, scientists & the public. By harnessing the power of state-of-the-art technology, people are connected to wildlife & ecological science through the use of BRI webcams, with 24hr live-streaming video of nesting eagles, loons, osprey & peregrine falcons.www.briloon.org
Saturday June 18 Fly Tying & Fly Casting with Trout Unlimited Sebago Trout Unlimited (TU) Chapter members will be on hand to teach these popular fishing techniques. Learn to cast, then tie a fly, & you can bring it home to try on your next fishing trip! www.sebagotu.org
Saturday June 25 TWO: High Energy Juggling: 11am Show Time
Combining skills in juggling, contortion, acrobatics & choreography, Maine natives & brothers Matthew & Jason demonstrate team work, creativity, goal-setting, perseverance & patience. They teach children the importance of setting goals & to reach for the stars! TWO has amazed audiences across the country; & has been described as “juggling meets the X-Games!” www.twoshow.com Sponsored by: local businesses