Biology professors to lead Bog Boardwalk talk and walk events Aug. 11, 14

Two nature walks led by University of Maine biology professors will take place at the Orono Bog Boardwalk in August.

Allison Gardner, an assistant professor of arthropod vector biology, will lead an informative walk and talk about ticks and mosquitoes at 10 a.m. Aug. 11. Attendees should meet at the cabin at the start of the boardwalk.

Erik Blomberg, an assistant professor of wildlife ecology, will lead a bat walk at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Bangor City Forest bat detectors will be used to record bat echolocation sounds and identify the species of the bats. This walk is limited to eight participants. Rain date is Aug. 15.

Those interested in attending a walk, contact

UMaine is one of three partners that manage the Orono Bog Boardwalk, along with the City of Bangor and the Orono Land Trust.