All posts by Sarah O'Malley

Sarah O'Malley

About Sarah O'Malley

Sarah is a science educator, naturalist, writer, tide pool fanatic and burgeoning obsessive trail runner. From personal experience she believes strongly in the restorative power of contact with nature, especially experiences that make your heart beat a little faster or get your hands and feet dirty. She lives on the Blue Hill peninsula with her husband and two dogs.

Running with Strangers

It’s hard to talk about my personal experience running with all the chaos that is going on in the world right now. Divisive nasty politics, the eruption of racial violence, and mass shootings here at home, more insidious violence in both the sadly “normal” hot spots (Syria, Afgahnistan, Iraq) and places we think of as […]

Circles, Loops and Wheels

I am doing my best to keep Luna the cat in today. All around the landscape is bursting with life, including the season’s first broods, young birds preparing to take a leap of faith (in the legacy of evolutionary adaptation) and fledge from the nest. On the ground, flapping their wings, learning the coordination of […]

Despair is no longer sufficient

As the news filtered out of Orlando Sunday morning, another mass shooting was playing out in the background. When the 50 dead headline came across my screen mid day, I sat up and took notice and then hung my head, bewildered and anguished. The words “coming apart at the seams” rang through my head; we’re […]

The Lucky Ones

Yesterday morning my husband and I were looking at the calendar, admiring a photo of a kayaker going over a large waterfall. My husband commented that a friend of ours, a paddler, told him that it is no longer “enough” to simply go over a huge water fall in a kayak. Now you have to […]

Attention Nature Lovers! The Maine Master Naturalist Program seeks applicants for 2016 courses

Attention nature lovers! I have good news for you. The Maine Master Naturalist Program is sponsoring three, count them, three Tier One Associate Naturalist training classes here in Maine this summer. Located in Bar Harbor, Bridgton and Farmington, the class runs from May through September and covers a diverse array of natural history topics. And what […]

Righting the work/life balance

Its been a quiet couple of months here at Trees With the Fur On, the yearly collapse of my work/life balance occurred in late October, and it has been a rather long road to climb back out of the crater it left. I found my mind was so intensely focused on my work and single […]