Fern Walk

Jordan Homestead Preserve 46 Bayside Road in Ellsworth, Ellsworth, Maine, United States

Find ferns in their fiddlehead or crosier stage, when they are unfurling in the Spring. We will look for several species of ferns, and you will learn about the parts of a fern and how each part is a key to their identification. We’ll learn about their lifecycle by finding hints to previous stages. Led […]

Water Quality Program Kickoff & Annual Meeting Featuring Hawk Henries  

Taunton Bay Education Center, Gordon's Wharf 11 Wharf Road, Sullivan, Maine, United States

Hawk Henries, a flutist, flute maker, and member of the Chaubunagungamaug band of Nipmuck, will help us kick off our new water quality monitoring program by celebrating the natural resources we seek to protect. Dave Stevens will share the research plans, and demonstrate the equipment used in the program. Alice Noyes will provide a summary […]

Horseshoe Crabs on Taunton Bay: An Indicator of Climate Change?  

Gordon's Wharf 11 Wharf Road, Sullivan, Maine

Frank Dorsey will share mysteries of this 445 million-year-old animal, summarize 20 years of research noting recent trends, and update us on new studies taking place in Taunton Bay by other researchers. Attend at Gordon's Wharf or via Zoom. For Zoom register at this link .us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlfu6orjIsG9eLG_-E8e4qm5MRrArixxRq. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing […]

Essential Wildlife Habitats in the Taunton Bay Watershed  

Steve Walker, Program Coordinator, Beginning with Habitat Program, ME Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (MDF&W) will explain the many habitats in our area for rare, threatened, or endangered species, inland waterfowl, wading birds, fish, and mammals. Find out which ones are near your property, and how you can help protect them. Attend at Gordon's Wharf or via Zoom. […]

Predicting & Monitoring Water Quality in the Bay: UMaine & ME DMR Research  

Gordon's Wharf 11 Wharf Road, Sullivan, Maine

Lauren Ross, UMaine Watershed Process and Estuary Sustainability Research, Group and Hannah Horecka, ME Dept. of Marine Resources (DMR) will demonstrate the data models they have created to predict how pollutants from outside the bay can affect the bay. Hannah will explain where, when, and how the DMR monitors the bay for shellfish harvesting. Attend […]

Friends of Taunton Bay Water Quality Monitoring Program: Findings to Date

Moore Community Center 125 State Street, Ellsworth, Maine, United States

Learn about the on-going efforts and results of Friends of Taunton Bay’s new Water Quality Monitoring and Reporting Program Speakers: Mark Whiting lead scientist of Friends of Taunton Bay’s water quality monitoring program and Frank Dorsey retired bio-statistician and long-time Executive Committee member of Friends of Taunton Bay. Co-sponsored by Friends of Taunton Bay and Downeast […]

The Latest Developments at the Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research

Taunton Bay Education Center, Gordon's Wharf 11 Wharf Road, Sullivan, Maine, United States

Steve Eddy, Ph.D. Director will share how this University of Maine center, located in Franklin, supports sustainable aquaculture research and business development; the projects, species, and companies they work with. He’ll also update us on the new water supply project.

FTB Annual Meeting: How Healthy is Taunton Bay?

Taunton Bay Education Center, Gordon's Wharf 11 Wharf Road, Sullivan, Maine, United States

Join us for this multi-faceted event including: a preview of our new stream monitoring program, an update on results of our boat–based saltwater monitoring, and poster presentations by several student and faculty scientists who conduct research on Taunton Bay. All this while enjoying drinks and light refreshments, followed by a short business meeting.

Backyard Rewilding

Taunton Bay Education Center, Gordon's Wharf 11 Wharf Road, Sullivan, Maine, United States

Mark Whiting, PhD, Friends of Taunton Bay (FTB) Executive Committee member & Chair, Board of Supervisors, Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District (HCSWCD), will share key principles and action steps that are part of a new Backyard Conservation Certificate Program which will be offered by the district to help create spaces for wildlife where […]

Maine Stream Explorers Workshop with Maine Audubon

Taunton Bay Education Center, Gordon's Wharf 11 Wharf Road, Sullivan, Maine, United States

David Lamon will lead a hands-on training on how to determine the health of a stream by examining water samples and identifying the prevalence of more or less sensitive macroinvertebrates (water bugs). This prepares you to monitor our streams and be involved with a state-wide citizen science initiative of Maine DEP and Maine Audubon.Registration required […]

The Photogenic Red Foxes of Taunton Bay

Taunton Bay Education Center, Gordon's Wharf 11 Wharf Road, Sullivan, Maine, United States

Gerry Monteux, VP of FTB and Professional wildlife photographer, will host a slideshow presentation explaining just what it takes to photograph Red Foxes, and discuss their behavior, characteristics, and life patterns.

Paddling Safely on Taunton Bay (and Elsewhere)

Taunton Bay Education Center, Gordon's Wharf 11 Wharf Road, Sullivan, Maine, United States

Nick Noyes and Catherine Fox (experienced paddlers) will discuss and demonstrate: boat safety features to look for; safety equipment to purchase/use; and how to safely transport canoes/ kayaks to and from vehicles to the water. Rescue tips and “typical“ kayak trips on Taunton Bay considering tide changes, currents, wind, and mud flats will also be […]