Welcome to Bangor Land Trust
Bangor Land Trust is a local non-profit organization that currently owns and conserves 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 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 our 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 The More You Know section of our site.
Vernal Pool Exploration
Saturday, May 23, 1 pm
Northeast Penjajawoc Kittredge Rd Kiosk
Come join us for a vernal pool adventure, great for kids and adults! Kris Hoffmann, a phd candidate studying vernal pools, will bring some live Maine amphibians to meet before we set off. Then we will walk about a mile down the trail to a very productive vernal pool next to the old railroad bed. Please wear waterproof shoes in case it is a bit muddy near the pool. We will be able to see frog and salamander egg masses as well as tadpoles up close. Kids will love to help catch insects to look at too. Kris will tell us what constitutes a vernal pool and why they are important and unique ecosystems. Hope to see you there!
Dates are still to come for the following programs
still in the works:
- Early June - In Search of the Elusive Lady's Slipper
- June - Evening Bird Watching and Frog Calls
- July/August - Wildflower Walk
Is there something you'd like to learn about?
Email the office.
Bat House Project
BLT member, Bill Childs, is building a bat house for West Penjajawoc Grasslands! On May 5 he reported the house is almost complete. See photo captions for more details. Thanks, Bill!
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