4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8
Walden-Parke Preserve, Bangor
Encountering a black bear in the wild can be a palm-sweating, heart-racing experience — for both human and bear. Join the Bangor Land Trust’s Ryan Robbins for a walk through prime bear habitat and have some persistent myths about this secretive animal dispelled. We’ll learn whether mothers with cubs really are more prone to attack (the answer may surprise you), how many bears there are living in the Walden-Parke and Rolland F. Perry City Forest area (you’ll be surprised), what bears eat, when they eat, why they hibernate, and what secrets their hibernation may hold for treating some human diseases. We’ll also look at bear sign and talk about a whole lot more.
This program has been the Land Trust’s most popular in recent years.
The walk will be about two miles round-trip, maybe a little more, maybe a little less. We should be back before dark, but bring a flashlight just in case. No dogs.
We will meet at the cul-de-sac of the Tamarack Trail extension, in the Edgewood subdivision, off Essex Street and Walden-Parke Way. Walden-Parke Way is 4.06 miles out Essex Street from Stillwater Avenue in Bangor. Turn right onto Walden-Parke Way. Tamarack Trail will be 1.08 miles on the right. Follow Tamarack Trail all the way to the end.
If you’re coming from Orono on Essex Street, Walden-Parke Way will be on the left, 0.07 miles BEFORE Church Road.