FRIDAY

Whip-poor-will Sounds 7:45 p.m. in Bangor

The Bangor Land Trust is leading a hike at its Walden-Park Way Preserve to search for whip-poor-will birds. A whip-poor-will’s brindled plumage blends well with leaves on the forest floor, but they are active at dawn and dusk, flying about to feed on insects. Come search for these birds along a 2.5-mile loop. From the Stillwater Avenue-Essex Street intersection drive about four miles north, passing Church Road on your left. Take the next right onto Walden Parke Way. Turn right onto Tamarack Trail and park at the end of the road at the Bangor Land Trust kiosk. To learn more, go to www.bangorlandtrust.org.

SATURDAY

Ranger Talk 2 p.m. in Freeport

The educational nature programs at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park run every weekend. Starting June 30 they also will run daily. Programs last one hour, weather permitting. This week, walk with a park ranger along the wheelchair-accessible trail and learn about the park’s ecosystem. The nature programs are free with park admission, which is $1 for youth ages 5 to 11; $3 for those 12 to 64; and free for Maine residents over 65 or under 5. For more information, call 865-4465.

UPCOMING

Bog Walk 9 a.m., June 16, Jefferson

Hidden Valley Nature Center will host hikes with field naturalists. The series will run mid-June through mid-August and is designed for amateur naturalists. It begins June 16 with a lesson on bog ecology. The nature center has a 200-foot boardwalk extending out into a kettle hole bog ecosystem, allowing great access to bog plants with minimal disturbance. Meet at the nature center gate on Egypt Road in Jefferson at 9 a.m. The class will last two hours. Cost is a suggested donation of $15. To learn more, go to www.hvnc.org.

Hike for Toddlers 10 a.m., June 19, Boothbay

The Boothbay Region Land Trust hosts a walk at Lobster Cove Meadow Preserve for parents and caregivers with babies and toddlers. The walk for young children takes place at a different preserve on the third Thursday of each month from April to October. Meet at the preserve trail head off Route 96. For more information on the event, write [email protected] or call 633-4818.

Bird Songs 7:15 p.m., June 17, Wells

The York County Audubon Society’s annual meeting will feature bird songs by Monica Grabin. From cuckoos to owls to ravens, birds have long been the songs in cultures around the world. Grabin will share her musicand stories of birds. Meet at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm on 342 Laudholm Farm Road in Wells.

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