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Lady’s Slipper flowers at Bangor Land Trust

Posted May 16, 2014, at 4:56 p.m.
Last modified May 23, 2014, at 8:19 a.m.
Lady's Slippers
Bangor Land Trust
Lady's Slippers

BANGOR, Maine — Please join Bangor Land Trust as we go in search of the rare Lady’s Slipper. Also known as Moccasin-flowers, Lady’s Slippers are a unique member of the orchid family that require highly specific habitats in order to grow.

For the past several years, George Elliott and Gail Downs, who will be leading this walk, have seen hundreds of dainty pink and white Lady’s Slippers scattered throughout Walden-Parke Preserve.

The walk will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Kiosk at the end of Tamarack Trail. As the area is generally wet during the spring, we strongly suggest boots and bug protection. Remember to please stay on the trails – take home only photos and memories in order to protect the delicate ecology of the preserve.

Rain date is June 8. Check status at:www.bangorlandtrust.org or call (207) 942-1010.

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