Birds on Tap, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Portland

Freeport Wild Bird Supply is offering its “Birds on Tap” lecture series that features experts on ornithology and conservation. This series is held at Rising Tide Brewing Company and allows patrons to sample beers while learning about bird research in Maine. A portion of the proceeds are donated to further the work of the featured speaker. On Nov. 1, Lindsay Tudor, a wildlife biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, will talk about Maine’s shorebirds. Non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks will be available. For every beer purchased, Rising Tide will donate $1 to support IF&W’s Maine Endangered and Nongame Wildlife Fund. To learn more, call 865-6000.

Native Plant Workshop, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 12, Falmouth

Join Maine Audubon at Gilsland Farm for a two-hour seminar on fall native plants and seed sowing. Most native plants propagate naturally outdoors over winter. This workshop will focus on do-it-yourself seed propagation of trees, shrubs, wildflowers and ferns. Participants will leave with several seeded pots. The cost is $30. Call 781-2330, ext. 237.

Women Fly Fishers, 6 p.m. Nov. 17, Yarmouth

Join the Maine Women Flyfishers for a slide show on fly fishing in Iceland by Christi Holmes. Holmes recently spent seven days in Iceland fishing for wild Atlantic salmon, sea trout and char. Meet in the back dining room at the Muddy Rudder, located on Route 1.

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