Monthly Archives: June 2016

FOSI to Host Beach Walk with Marine Biologist on June 27th

Friends of Sears Island to Offer Guided Beach Walk

Join University of Maine, School of Marine Sciences Biologist Sara Lindsay in an exploration of the intertidal on Sears Island on Monday, June 27th from 10am-12pm. Participants will walk the shore around low tide to learn about the ecology of marine organisms that live on the island and how to “read mud.” Dr. Lindsay teaches marine biology and studies marine invertebrates, primarily worms, to understand how their activities affect marine communities. She is especially interested in how marine invertebrates regenerate to cope with injury, and how that changes their behavior. In her spare time, she likes to explore the beauty of marine animals using microscopes; some of her images have been recognized in national competitions.    Continue reading FOSI to Host Beach Walk with Marine Biologist on June 27th

Summer Stewardship Opportunities: Invasive Plant Removal and Citizen Science Projects Underway

Thanks to funding by the Maine Community Foundation and the Davis Conservation Foundation, Friends of Sears Island is beginning a season of intensive stewardship on the island, with a focus on searching for and eradicating many invasive plants and also documenting sensitive features.   Continue reading Summer Stewardship Opportunities: Invasive Plant Removal and Citizen Science Projects Underway

Friends of Sears Island Presents Island Explorers Program for Families

Join Friends of Sears Island for a fun-filled family nature program with Ashley Megquier on Sunday, June 12th from 10am-12:30pm. Parents and their kids will learn about various habitats on Sears Island through educational games, stories, and hands-on exploration. This interactive adventure will be much like a mini day-camp for the whole family. Ashley is FOSI’s Outreach Coordinator, as well as an experienced environmental educator, camp director, after-school program manager, mother, and artist, who enjoys any opportunity to share nature with children.    Continue reading Friends of Sears Island Presents Island Explorers Program for Families