BANGOR, Maine — Dubbed by some the “black ghost” of the Maine woods, the black bear is one of the forest’s most mysterious and often feared mammals. Join amateur naturalist Ryan Robbins who has been documenting black bears in and around Rolland F. Perry City Forest and the Walden-Parke Preserve for six years, for a bear walk at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 4.
Participants will talk about black bear biology, behavior and misconceptions, and visit places where bears have been by identifying bear sign. The walk will be held at Bangor City Forest, meeting at Tripp Drive entrance on Stillwater Avenue. Walkers will return about sunset, but bring a flashlight. No dogs allowed.
June 4 is National Trails Day. For a list of maps and trails in the area, visit http://www.bangorlandtrust.org
Seeing the sea lampreys
HOLDEN, Maine — The Penobscot Valley Chapter of Maine Audubon will sponsor a field trip, “Sea Lampreys in Sedgeunkedunk Stream,” with Robert Hogg, winner of PVC’s Inez Boyd Environmental Research Award for 2010, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4.
Meet in the parking lot at Fields Pond Audubon Center at 8:30 a.m. to carpool. The event is free and open to all. For information, call 989-2591.
Nature time for children
HOLDEN, Maine — Parents with children ages 2 to 4 are invited to come to a seven-week nature-based program with stories, creative play and art projects 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, June 9–July 21, at Fields Pond Audubon Center.
The cost is $32 members, $38 others. Advance registration required is required at 989-2591.
Putt for the Club
HERMON, Maine — The Penobscot Nation Boys & Girls Club on Indian Island is planning its fifth annual Putt for the Club Golf Tournament fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 13, at Hermon Meadow Golf Club, 281 Billings Road.
Proceeds will help expand services and programs for children of the Penobscot Nation Boys & Girls Club. Since 2000 the club has provided a positive place for youth. The club prides itself on being a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Community members and businesses are invited to sponsor a hole-in-one, individual holes or donated prizes or make contributions, which are tax-deductible.
For more information, contact Carla Knapp at 817-7355 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributions may be sent to Penobscot Nation Boys & Girls Club, 12 Wabanaki Way, Indian Island, ME 04468.
ORONO, Maine — Guided programs have been scheduled at the Orono Bog Boardwalk, with more planned. Most walks meet at the beginning of the boardwalk off Tripp Drive in the Bangor City Forest. Programs are free but preregistration is required at 866-2578 or email@example.com, with “Boardwalk” in the subject line.
• Saturday, June 4, 9-10:30 a.m. “Wildflowers of the Bog: Identification and Ecology” with Ron Davis, boardwalk founder and peatland expert.
• Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m.-noon. “Poetry Workshop to Create a Symphonic Poem Celebrating the Orono Bog Boardwalk” with Sandra Lynn Hutchison, poetry editor of Puckerbrush Review, instructor at University of Maine. Details on bog website.
For further information on these and other programs or about the Orono Bog Boardwalk, visit http://www.oronobogwalk.org.