Bangor Land Trust is a nonprofit organization that has conserved over 800 acres of land with public access in the Bangor area. Our mission is to protect for public benefit land and water in the Bangor region that have special ecological, natural, scenic, agricultural, or recreational significance; and to increase public understanding of the value of land and water conservation. Founded in 2001, BLT is supported by members and fundraising events.
In addition to the annual Pedal the Penobscot Road Ride, Bangor Land Trust hosts monthly community events on its preserves including a variety of nature walks and talks that are fun for the whole family.
Check our Calendar of Events on a regular basis as fluctuations occur. Sometimes events get added without too much lead time, due to peak timing for spotlight species (for example, Lady's Slippers blooming and Woodcock flying).
You'll find member photos and Bangor area wildlife information in The More You Know section of our site.
NEW TRAIL LOOP!
On Thursday, October 13 Bangor Land Trust officially opened a new half-mile loop trail branching off the existing trail on Central Penjajawoc Preserve. This will allow you to explore fields, streams, forest, and a view over Penjajawoc Marsh. View map.
This message and the photos below of Central PJJ Preserve, including some taken from the new loop trail, were received October 17 from member, Richard Spinney:
"Yesterday afternoon, I was otherwise occupied so I couldn't join the group for the guided tour of the Central Penjajawoc Preserve. I got there this morning around 8:40 and walked the eastern paths to the Marsh Overlook taking photos along the way. Around 9:10, I heard the call of geese flying over, but I didn't see any. I assumed they may have come from the Marsh and were heading south. Once I got to the stone wall, I was joined by multiple dragonflies. One played hide-and-seek on the trunk of a tree. Another rode on my shoulder for about 20 feet. Upon arriving at the Marsh Overlook, I felt as though I was in Monarch Butterfly Paradise because of all the milkweed. There must be an acre or more of them there. I was pleased to see they were not mowed down. Richard"
The More You Know
Have you ever wondered about a flower or bird or tree? Did you want to know its name or more about it? Help build a resource of nature's gifts in the Bangor area to use and to learn from. Send photos from your adventures - photos of frogs, birds, bugs, trees and more.
Thursday February 23 at 6:30 pm
Dysart's Broadway Restaurant
Dinner 6:30 - Short Business Mtg 7:00 - Speaker 7:30
Doug Hitchcox on the Penjajawoc Marsh
RSVP before February 21, please - 207-942-1010
Saturday, March 25 at 10 am
BLT Board Room, 8 Harlow St 4B Speaker: Grace Bartlett
Saturday April 29 at 10 am
Connections - Roaming the Trails
Meet at the Walden-Parke Preserve Kiosk Leader: George Elliott
Some details and additional programs are still to be determined. Check out the website, email or call 942-1010 to find out more.
Save the date for
Pedal the Penobscot 2017
Sunday, September 10!
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