At the end of the busy school fieldtrip season, we like to take our volunteers to someplace different. This year, we chose the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center: 8 miles of trails through a variety of habitats including some very, very old trees, and a newly designed green nature center building. Everyone brought a dish to pass and we had a fabulous lunch!
I’ve been seeing this around, but never looked it up. The nice thing about going hiking with a whole group of naturalists is that someone in the group is bound to know the answer to your question! We all learned from each other. This is Nannyberry or Sweet Viburnum.
I like this idea for an interpretted trail! No paper booklets to get lost or littered… inexpensive… easy to replace, or even change by season. May try to get our Junior Naturalist group to create some for our trails!
It is always fun to reverse rolls – be the guests and let someone else lead the walk. Many thanks to Ginger for the outdoor tour, and Meghan for the indoor tour (which I missed because I had to go back out and get some photos of the Scarlet Pimpernel).