“The Lay of the Land”, Second Sunday Nature Walk – Ouabache Trails Park
December 12, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Everything we see on the land, everything we observed all year, is influenced by the foundation- land formation. Plants, animals, and other forms of life thrive in places according to the soil, the climate (and micro-climate), the amount of moisture and where it collects, and so many other factors. We will be looking at how the shape of the land differs in various places, how it was formed, and notice what is happening more recently to influence the land. We will see hills and valleys, streams, ancient bedrock, and flat flood plains. Winter is the best time to see the “bones” of the land.
*All walks occur on the second Sunday of each month, starting at 2:00 pm Eastern, and proceed in 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 free of charge and there is no registration required. All ages are welcome and families are encouraged to attend. 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. Most walks last about 1 – 1.5 hours, but can be longer. Each walk is announced via local media.
*The Second Sunday Nature Walks are provided by Independent Naturalist Terri Talarek King. Any questions can be emailed to her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or a voice message (no text) can be left at 812-881-8987. Interested persons are encouraged to join the Facebook page, “The Nature of Knox County, Indiana”.