Friends of Sears Island will be hosting a nature walk titled “Medicinal Plants: Family Care and Clinical Applications” on Thursday, September 1st from 10am-12pm. The program will be led by Steve Byers, a practicing herbalist trained in Western Herbalism and Traditional Chinese Medicine. On this walk we will discuss the incredible variety of medicinal trees, shrubs, and plants on Sears island including native and invasive species. Plant conservation and sustainable harvest as well as dosage, time of harvest, and proper identification will be discussed.
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Over 30 works of art by Maine artists will be featured at FOSI’s upcoming 10th Anniversary Celebration and Benefit Art Auction! To view our auction catalog with a comprehensive list of the artists and pieces that will available, click the link below. Continue reading Art Auction to Feature Over 30 Pieces by Maine Artists!
The earth history of coastal Maine will be on display during a geology walk offered by Friends of Sears Island on Thursday, August 25th from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Ryan Gordon, a geologist with the Maine Geological Survey, will be presenting a walk titled “The Geology of Sears Island: From Rock and Clay to Pockmarks in Belfast Bay.” Ryan will lead participants on a walk to investigate glacial erratics, moraines, metamorphosed bedrock, and discuss what lies below the waves just offshore. Continue reading Geology Walk with Ryan Gordon
This video was recorded during a bird walk led by Cloe Chunn during the Discover Trails of Searsport Day in May.
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Friends of Sears Island is turning 10 years old, and is planning an exciting event to celebrate! A benefit art auction and reception will be held on August 19th from 5 – 7pm at the Captain A.V. Nickels Inn in Searsport. Enjoy a lovely summer evening celebrating the accomplishments of this hardworking, volunteer-run organization. Continue reading It’s Our 10th Anniversary! Come Celebrate with Benefit Art Auction, Wine, and Appetizers
Join Friends of Sears Island on Saturday, August 13th from 10am-12pm for “Photographing Insects and Flowers” Learn the basics of photographing insects and flowers with Roger Rittmaster, a Maine Master Naturalist and the author of “Butterflies Up Close: A Guide to Butterfly Photography.” Roger will teach program participants how to identify insects and demonstrate how to use your iPhone, an SLR, or a point and shoot camera in nature photography. A retired endocrinologist, Roger has a lifelong interest in natural history and nature photography, and over the past 15 years has focused on photographing insects. Continue reading FOSI to Host “Photographing Insects and Flowers” Program