Beach Peas at Sears IslandExpert guides will help you identify plants, special features, marine life and tell how Native Americans used Sears Island.
All walks will require advance registration, maximum of 15, no pets, please.
Call 207-548-0142 for registration and more information.
- June 2 - 9:30 to 11:30 AM - Wildflowers, with Botanist Wanda Garland
Group size is limited, register early by calling 548-0142. Meet at the island gate before 9:30. Dress appropriately for woods and weather; bring a notebook, camera, hand lens and insect repellant.
- July 7 - 10 AM to Noon, and 1 to 3 PM - Foraging and Native Americans' Use of Sears Island, with Naturalist and Author Tom Seymour. Sign up for your time preference – both subjects on each walk. Dress for shore and inland walking. There is a suggested $5 donation for this walk.
- August 11 - 12 to 2PM - Marine Ecology, with Dr. Brian Beal, Professor of Marine Ecology at the University of Maine and Research Director of Downeast Institute. Wear boots or shoes that can get wet.
- September 15 - 10 AM - Noon, Mushrooms, with Seanna Annis, Associate Professor of Mycology at the University of Maine.
- October 6 - 9:00 - 11:00 AM (October 13 rain date, 1:00 - 3:00 PM) - Geology of Sears Island with Dr. Stephen Norton, Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences at the University of Maine.