Friends of Sears Island will host a late winter ecology walk Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, led by Maine Master Naturalist Cyrene Slegona.

The event is free and open to the public. Participants will search for animal tracks in the snow and signs of spring, and will observe the ever-changing beauty of the island.

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 island gate by 10 a.m. Snowshoes and walking sticks are encouraged but not necessary. Wear footwear and outdoor gear appropriate for winter hiking. Bring binoculars if desired, as well as water and a snack. No pets.

In the event of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled. For updates and cancellation notifications, visit friendsofsearsisland.org or facebook.com/friendsofsearsisland, or call 975-3878.