Bat condos, 11:30 a.m. in Bangor

The Bangor Land Trust is showcasing its two new bat condos at the West Penjajawoc Grasslands this week. These condos were installed in the hopes of attracting thousands of bats and were specially designed to be used by maternity colonies. Bats have been severely struggling because of white-nose syndrome and habitat loss. To see the condos, take Essex Street north to Chestnut Trail and go right onto Fox Hollow Lane. The land trust kiosk is at the end of the parking area. The nesting area is about a half-mile through the field.


Shaker Village Tour, 10 a.m., New Gloucester

Every Thursday, the Royal River Conservation Trust hosts a guided adventure. This week’s tour is of Shaker Village in New Gloucester. No dogs are allowed this week. To learn more, call 632-6112.


Lichen Walk, 9:30 a.m. on Westport Island

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is leading a lichen walk at Bonyun Preserve. Join naturalist Becky Kolak and learn to identify common lichens. This free walk is geared for teens and adults, and will be held rain or shine. Register at 442-8400. To learn more go to kennebecestuary.org.


National Park Talk, 6 p.m. Sept. 3 in Sanford

Join Eliza Donoghue of the Natural Resources Council of Maine at Sanford’s Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library to learn more about Elliotsville Plantation Inc.’s proposal to create a new national park and recreation area east of Baxter State Park. EPI has proposed to donate up to 150,000 acres to the national park service to create Maine’s second national park. To learn more, call 430-0118.

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