SEARS ISLAND — Friends of Sears Island will host a nature observation and journaling workshop on Sears Island, Monday, July 1, from 3 to 5 p.m. The program will be led by Cloe Chunn, of the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition.
Chunn will lead participants in a hike through the woods along the Homestead Trail, then down to the shore, and will discuss the value of keeping a personal record of observations, imaginations, and inspirations. There will be opportunity to draw chosen species, write, and share.
This program is free and open to the public, but program attendees should plan to bring a pencil, black pen, and colored pencils. Bring a journal, or purchase one for $2 upon arrival.
Cloe Chunn is a former high school and college teacher, a naturalist, outdoor writer, and Registered Maine Guide. She is a co-founder and faculty member in the Maine Master Naturalist Program. Her book, Fifty Hikes in the Maine Mountains (W.W. Norton), has been a Maine standard hiking guide, continually updated and revised for more than 30 years, according to a news release.
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 3 p.m.
Wear footwear appropriate for walking in the woods and on the beach, and clothing to protect against ticks and the weather. Bring water, a snack, and insect repellent. Please no pets on guided walks. In the event of rain, the program will be rescheduled to July 2, from 3 to 5 p.m.