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Aug
1
Thu
TAROT & HERBAL ELIXIRS NEW MOON IN LEO at Botanically Curious @ Botanically Curious
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
TAROT & HERBAL ELIXIRS NEW MOON IN LEO at Botanically Curious @ Botanically Curious | Portland | Maine | United States

Join Lunalux Botanicals and Botanically Curious for an evening of ritual for the coming new moon. We start with a high level discussion of working with the new moon and highlighting the energy of the new moon in leo! We will also discuss the herbs selected in the blend and their energetic correspondences as well as health benefits! Using the tea as part of a lunar ritual you will get an opportunity to have a card pull and reading while you sip tea & mocktails and plan for the next lunar cycle ! More about you astro herbalist and tarot reader: Cass Haze (she/they) is the creator, owner, and sole employee of Lunalux Botanicals, an herbal bath + body company that promotes turning self-care acts into rituals. She is an herbalist, an amateur astrologer, tarot enthusiast, and folk witch who uses the cycles of the moon and nature as part of her practice. Lunalux Botanicals is an extension of Cass, offering herbal goods with a metaphysical twist to assist others with deepening their connection to the cycles of nature and themselves. Cass runs Lunalux Botanicals from her home based in Portland, ME.

Aug
11
Sun
Birds on Tap! Shorebirds and Steins with Maine Brews Cruise @ Marginal Way Park & Ride
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Birds on Tap! Shorebirds and Steins with Maine Brews Cruise @ Marginal Way Park & Ride | Portland | Maine | United States
ENJOY SEASONAL BIRDING HOTSPOTS AND GREAT LOCAL BEER!

The Maine Brews Cruise and Freeport Wild Bird Supply are excited to resurrect our collaboration for three very special outings in 2024.

These unique, relaxed birding and beer-ing adventures that you have come to love combine great local birding at seasonal hotspots with visits to sample the delicious creations of some of our favorite local breweries. These tours are a perfect introduction to birding and/or craft beer, and a great opportunity to travel with significant others, friends, and family that have interest in one topic, while your interest is primarily in the other (for now!). Seasonal birding hotspots and great local beer – a perfect combination, and we’ll even do all of the driving!


Shorebirds and Steins
Sunday, August 11, 2023
10:00am – 4:00pm​

The original BoT Roadtrip! in 2015, our most popular tour returns to Scarborough Marsh at prime time for a good variety of migrant shorebirds. We’ll learn how to identify our common species, and search for the rare. Up to 20 species of shorebirds are possible! We’ll practice identifying our “peeps” (Least, Semipalmated, and White-rumped Sandpipers) and attempt to tease out a rare Western or even a Baird’s among the masses. We’ll look for local breeding American Oystercatchers and Willets, while searching for migrants such as Red Knots on their way from the high Arctic to the southern tip of Argentina.

And not to worry, we’ll take a look at everything else, such as Common, Roseate, and Least Terns; herons and egrets, and who knows what else? We may even get a chance to see Nelson’s and Saltmarsh Sparrows depending on time, wind, and tide.

After about 3 hours of birding, we will be transported to two of our great local breweries to sample their offerings and learn their styles.

The samples are included in the tour price, and The Maine Brews Cruise will supply a light snack and water. Bring binoculars and a spotting scope if you have one. We also recommend bringing a lunch or additional snack if you so desire. Sunscreen, a light jacket in case the wind turns onshore, and sturdy comfortable walking shoes are also recommended – we will be out in the sun for the duration of the birding portion of the tour.

We’ll be doing all of the driving, so you can relax!

Meeting Location

  • Meeting time: 10am
  • Meeting location: Marginal Way Park & Ride
    • opposite the intersection of Diamond St & Marginal Way
    • just East of Franklin Ave.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your departure time.

We’ll return to Marginal Way Park & Ride (Portland) at 4:00pm

Aug
14
Wed
INTRODUCTION INTO HERBAL ENERGETICS at Botanically Curious @ Botanically Curious
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
INTRODUCTION INTO HERBAL ENERGETICS at Botanically Curious @ Botanically Curious | Portland | Maine | United States
Throughout this two hour workshop you will be introduced to topics like herbal energetics, differences in tissue states in the body, herbal actions, herbal affinity drivers and general practices around herbal infusion. You will be able to establish your baseline energetics by the end of the class. Hands on herbal tea blending is part of this course! Bring something to take notes and your curiosity for herbal wellness!
Aug
17
Sat
REIKI AND MOCKTAILS at Botanically Curious @ Botanically Curious
Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm
REIKI AND MOCKTAILS at Botanically Curious @ Botanically Curious | Portland | Maine | United States
Join us at Botanically Curious August 17th at 4pm as Lydia Libby of Back 2 Your Body Yoga will offer reiki to our group to ease tensions in the physical and subtle body. What is reiki, you may wonder? Reiki is a Japanese healing modality where the practitioner helps you move stuck energy, known as ‘ki’ in the body. To aid in your relaxation, cool peppermint aromatherapy towels will be offered as you rest and receive the reiki. This service is paired with herbal teas to support the release of tension within the mind and body.
Aug
21
Wed
INTRODUCTION INTO HERBAL ENERGETICS- PART TWO APPLICATION at Botanically Curious @ Botanically Curious
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
INTRODUCTION INTO HERBAL ENERGETICS- PART TWO APPLICATION at Botanically Curious @ Botanically Curious | Portland | Maine | United States

Learning about the energetics of the plants and how they interact with our bodies. Hands on application through activities that will apply specifically to your body. How to read the changes in your body after working with an herb.

Oct
20
Sun
Birds on Tap: The Boat Trip! with Maine Brews Cruise @ Portland Beer Hub
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Birds on Tap: The Boat Trip! with Maine Brews Cruise @ Portland Beer Hub | Portland | Maine | United States
ENJOY SEASONAL BIRDING HOTSPOTS AND GREAT LOCAL BEER!

The Maine Brews Cruise and Freeport Wild Bird Supply are excited to resurrect our collaboration for three very special outings in 2024.

These unique, relaxed birding and beer-ing adventures that you have come to love combine great local birding at seasonal hotspots with visits to sample the delicious creations of some of our favorite local breweries. These tours are a perfect introduction to birding and/or craft beer, and a great opportunity to travel with significant others, friends, and family that have interest in one topic, while your interest is primarily in the other (for now!). Seasonal birding hotspots and great local beer – a perfect combination, and we’ll even do all of the driving!


The Boat Trip! 
Sunday, October 20th
9am – 2pm

For the first time ever, Birds on Tap! is hitting the water! That’s right, we taking a cruise. And our goal is to find a rare bird or two.

This very special trip will take us across Portland Harbor to the private House Island. We’ve been granted special permission to come ashore and scour the island here in the first peak of the fall “Rarity Season.” We’ll follow well-maintained trails through the island’s mosaic of open habitats, scrub, and young woods. These are great habitats to search for vagrants and other seasonal rarities, and we’ve eyed the habitat from our birding days on Peak’s Island.

While rare birds are rare, we are still going to expect the unexpected. But more likely are regular migrants of the season such as a variety of sparrows, and a growing diversity of waterbirds. At the very least, we’ll have resident waterbirds and several species of gulls to sort through. We are having daydreams of a rare flycatcher!

As we motor across the harbor, we’ll begin to familiarize ourselves with some of the common waterbirds, such as Common Eiders and Common Loons to look at, while you enjoy a local craft beverage produced in the city of Portland.

The beverages are included in the tour price, and The Maine Brews Cruise will supply a light snack and water. Bring binoculars We also recommend bringing a lunch or additional snack if you so desire. Sturdy comfortable walking shoes are also recommended, as are a variety of layers as it can be quite chilly on the water by the end of October.

 

Meeting Location

  • Meeting time: 9am
  • Meeting location: Portland Beer Hub: 320 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
    • on street parking is available in Portland’s Old Port
    • parking garages are also an option and listed below
      • Fore Street Parking Garage – 427 Fore Street, Portland
      • Fisherman’s Wharf – 202 Commercial Street, Portland
      • Custom House Parking Garage – 25 Pearl Street, Portland

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your departure time.

We’ll return to Portland Beer Hub at 2:00pm