Nature walks to be offered at Orono Bog Boardwalk

A series of nature walks will be offered this summer at the Orono Bog Boardwalk located in the Roland Perry (Bangor) City Forest.

Erik Blomberg, an assistant professor of wildlife population ecology at the University of Maine, will lead a bat walk 8–9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 (rain date is June 28). Participants will use specialized recording equipment that detects and records a bat’s echolocation calls to document the animals along the boardwalk and identify which species are present. The walk is limited to eight participants.

Jen Lund, the state apiarist and bee inspector, will lead an insect walk 10–11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 1. Lund’s walk, which is limited to 12 participants, will focus on some of the insects that inhabit the bog environment.

Botanist and UMaine Professor Emerita Christa Schwintzer will lead a plant walk 9–10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 8. Twelve participants will look at examples of adaptations that bog plants have that allow them to live in wet, low-nutrient conditions.

For more information or to register for a walk, email