Adams School fifth-eighth-grade students wrote a story with teacher Jenn Jackson called “Little Mouse in the Big Forest,” which has been erected at reading stations along the Greenbie Trail in Castine. The students helped cut a ribbon at the trail’s opening for the season on June 14. PHOTO COURTESY OF BLUE HILL MOUNTAIN TRUST

Castine students help build story trail



CASTINE — On June 14, the Adams School’s fifth-eighth-graders, along with teacher Jenn Jackson, learned about the ecosystem of the Greenbie Trail with Blue Hill Heritage Trust.

The trail features stations with pages from a story the students wrote with Jackson called “Little Mouse in the Big Forest.”

Chrissy Beardsley, the trust’s spokeswoman, said they hope to keep the story pages on the trail through the fall of 2018.

The trust holds a conservation easement on the property, which belongs to the town of Castine.

The 43-acre property includes a field lined with a stone wall along the Shore Road/Route 166 (Formerly 166A), adjacent to a parking area and woods beyond.

The wooded portion of the property extends back from the road approximately a half-mile. A walking trail begins at the woods’ edge and continues to the back of the property. It ends at the edge of a beaver flowage. The trail goes through a variety of soft, hard and mixed woods with interesting ground cover, and crosses two seasonal small streams.

For a map and more information about the trail, visit http://bluehillheritagetrust.org/greenbie-natural-area/.

Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

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