Saturday, December 15, 2018
Habitats from the Ground Up
How the geology and topology of Edgewood Park determines plant communities above ground, and the creatures that inhabit them.
A great hike if you've ever wondered why some plants grow happily in one spot but can't be found around the next bend in the trail, or why that hill has just a single oak tree. Come join this docent led hike and uncover the insight of the underground!
About This Event Series
To display the treasures of Edgewood, Friends of Edgewood docents guide nature hikes on the third Saturday morning of the month throughout the year (except during the spring, when they hold weekly wildflower walks). Walks will take you through a number of different plant communities, with frequent stops to take a closer look at what is happening there. It may be interesting insects, plants that would otherwise be overlooked, listening for frogs, identifying butterflies, or examining spider turrets. The closer you look, the more you will see. Regardless of the season, you are likely to learn all kinds of fascinating things that you didn’t know before.
Unless otherwise noted, the free walks begin at 10am the Bill & Jean Lane Education Center in Edgewood Park, and generally cover about 3 miles over 3 hours, at a moderate pace. Families, seniors and interested children are welcome. Heavy rain cancels.