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Ouabache Trails Park

April 12: Early Spring Wildflowers Meet in front of the Park OfficeTrails 1+ (if there are many wildflowers at the time, the walk moves more slowly, of course!) Ouabache Trails Park is splendid with wildflowers, especially in the woodlands in early spring, before the canopy shades the forest floor. There are many species, some occurring …

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Second Sunday Nature Walk

Ouabache Trails Park

May 10: Birds!!! Meet in lower loop, near the start of the River Fishing Trail (Trail 8 on the map)Beginning of River Fishing Trail and nearby areas. This walk is for people of any level, from Never-Been-Birding-But-Am-Curious, to novices, to experienced birders. Local expert birders Gary and Lisa Bowman will be leading us on a …

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Ouabache Trails Park

June 14: Fern Foray Meet at the Sacajawea Shelterhouse, at the far end of the lower loop roadTrail 7 (lower and upper) Ouabache Trails boasts a number of different fern species in a variety of interesting forms and sizes. Explore from wetland to upland forest, seeing how many kinds we can find. Learn how ferns …

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Second Sunday Nature Walk

Ouabache Trails Park

July 12: Animal Tracks – What's Been Where? Meet in the lower loop, near the start of the River Fishing Trail (Trail 8 on the map)River Fishing Trail (Trail 8) – all the way to the Wabash River! On this walk, we'll be wandering the trail that runs parallel to the creek, and that creek …

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Second Sunday Nature Walk

Ouabache Trails Park

August 9: Bugs, Bugs, and Bugs! Meet at the Sacajawea Shelterhouse, at the far end of the lower loop roadTrails 6, 5, and 4 (and maybe a short foray into lower Trail 7) What's a Bug?? That's a pretty broad term, and people tend to call lots of things “bugs” that are not insects. Then, …

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Second Sunday Nature Walk

Ouabache Trails Park

September 13: Summertime Plants Meet at the Sacajawea Shelterhouse, at the far end of the lower loop roadLower Trail 7 and the roadside along part of the lower loop road Summer time is the golden time for some plants, and also for the pollinators that visit them. This is the time for plants that thrive …

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Second Sunday Nature Walk

Ouabache Trails Park

October 11: Fungi Foray Meet in front of the Park OfficeTrails 3, 4, and 5 Fungi are fascinating!! Let's see how many different types we can find – they appear in myriad forms, shapes, colors, and textures. There are many that do not fit the classic idea of “mushroom”. Learn how fungi form and live. …

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Second Sunday Nature Walk

Ouabache Trails Park

November 8: The Trees in Autumn Meet in front of the Park OfficeTrails 2+ We all love the splendor of Autumn color, when the trees seem to be dressed up and glowing. How do those colors come about? Learn to identify some trees by leaf, bark, and other traits. Look for other life associated with …

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Second Sunday Nature Walk

Ouabache Trails Park

December 13: Walking the Roads Meet in front of the Park OfficeUpper and lower loop park roads This walk bookends with the January 12 walk and has a similar concept – except this time we'll be learning about the park and natural features by walking along the upper and lower loop roads (ending back up …

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