Join Friends of Sears Island for a nature walk titled “Sears Island: A Summer Sojourn” on Saturday, July 9th from 10:00am-12:00pm. This program will be led by Mike Shannon, a master naturalist, former ornithology teacher at Unity College, Registered Maine Guide, and instructor at Senior College in Belfast. The walk will focus on connecting with ourselves, with others, with the land . . . three good reasons why many of us spend time outdoors.  Join us as we explore and discover the wildness of this local place.  Learn to identify common species, sharpen your observational skills, and arouse your kinship with the natural world. The possibilities will surprise and delight you.    

Fern-dominated understory E of homestead, Sears Island, 20100602 ACDibble photo (11)

This event is free and open to the public. Sears Island is on Sears Island Road off Route 1 just east of Searsport. Participants should park along the causeway at the end of the road and meet at the kiosk near the island gate by 10:00am. Please wear footwear appropriate for hiking, clothing suitable for the weather and insects, and bring water, a snack, and insect repellent. Please no pets on guided walks. For more information and updates about cancellations in the event of extreme weather, visit,, or call Ashley at 975-3878.