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Originally published in The Weekly Packet, August 7, 2014
Earth Science Walk offered in Brooksville

Sarah O’Malley will lead a children’s Earth Science Walk on Tuesday, August 12, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Blue Hill Heritage Trust’s trail at the Maude E. and Eugene Snow Natural Area in Brooksville.

Join the trust for a fun adventure looking for unique plants and animal signs on the trail. The group may also explore Nab Island, a tidally accessed island. Nab Island is so small that until recently, it was not recognized on any state maps or deeds. It is accessible at low tide—but not for very long, according to a news release from the trust.

O’Malley teaches Ocean Science at Maine Maritime Academy and also works with the Maine Master Naturalist Program. She produces “The World Around Us,” a science and nature short feature for WERU, and writes “Trees with the Fur On,” a trail running and living blog on the Bangor Daily News website. She is a lifelong resident of the Blue Hill Peninsula and has a passion for sharing natural history with people of all ages.

The Maude E. and Eugene Snow Natural Area is located on Young’s Point Road in Brooksville. The program is free and open to the public. Preregister by contacting Eileen at 374-5118 or Your pre-registration ensures notification in the case of a cancellation. (Rain date is Wednesday, August 13, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) BHHT offers programs for children and adults throughout the year. For more info, visit