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“Following a Raindrop”, “Second Sunday Nature Walk” – Ouabache Trails Park

March 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm

From the forest canopy to the forest floor, where and how does a raindrop travel, and what does it encounter along the way? What forms of life, from microscopic to mammals, use rainwater, and how do they use it? During “Following a Raindrop”, we will be tracing water from drop to trickle, rivulet, creek, and river. A rainy situation is best for this walk, but any condition is suitable. Magnifying lenses are very beneficial to bring, and a limited number will be available to use.  Participants will meet in front of Ouabache Trails Park Office. This walk includes Trails 1 to 4 and some of the park road.  *Please be aware there are a few steep slopes involved.

  • All walks occur on the second Sunday of each month, start at 2:00 pm Eastern, usually last 1 – 1.5 hours, and held rain, snow or shine, but not in severe weather! The meeting places change according to what trails will be used that day. The walks are held free of charge, no registration is required, all ages are welcome and families encouraged to participate.
  • This year we will be exploring various ways to be observant with emphasis on exploration and discovery. We will also be exploring ways that different parts of an ecosystem are connected.
  • Please be aware that some walks involve steep slopes or wet places, and dress accordingly. Trails vary from easy to moderate to rugged; the description of each walk includes the conditions.
  • The walks are provided by Independent Naturalist Terri Talarek King. Any questions can be emailed to her at leapingfrog55@yahoo.com , or leave a voice message (no text) at 812-881-8987.
  • Each walk is announced via local media. Also, interested persons are encouraged to join the Facebook page, The Nature of Knox County, Indiana.
  • Note on COVID-19 restrictions: The walk leader takes the Coronavirus very seriously. Until the situation becomes much safer, interpretive methods will be used for facilitating social distancing while exploring and learning. All attendees are strongly advised to wear masks for the protection of themselves and others. Future walks are tentative and will operate on a “wait-and-see” basis, but the walk leader remains optimistic!
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