“Journals for June”, “Second Sunday Nature Walk” – Ouabache Trails Park
June 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
No need to be an artist or writer to participate in “Journals for June”! Everyone will receive a very small, simple, blank “journal” with several pages. Each page will correspond to a different kind of activity and observation. This is a casual walk, learning different ways to use the senses and make observations. We will stop at various places for an activity and to add to the next journal page. Any age, any skill level (including “Never Done Anything Like This”), can participate, and, it’s up to you whether or not you want to share your journal with anyone. Participants will meet at the Sacajawea Shelter House, at the back of the park’s lower loop road and upper Trail 7. If the lower part is not passable, we will use Trails 6 to 5 and return via the lower loop road. *Lower Trail 7 involves a stream and wetland – be prepared for possible water or mud. Upper Trail 7 involves some steep slopes. Trail 5 has some slopes and steps.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org , 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!