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Guided Interpretive Walks

Posted Jun 05, 2019
Guided Interpretive

Join a naturalist for a guided nature walk to explore the trail networks and learn more about the plans and animals of Asbury Woods and the natural history that makes Asbury Woods unique. Each week's theme and starting point (Nature Center or Brown's Farm) will be posted here.

Dates: Wednesdays, June 12 - August 14
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Age: Adults and children, 8 and up
Location: Each week will be posted (Either Nature Center or Brown's Farm)
Participation Fee: FREE


June

  • June 12: Join Kelley Lang, Director of Education and Community Programs on a walk back in time as she takes the group on a hike to learn the natural history of trees and how they have been used historically to create household items. Meet at the Nature Center.
  • June 19: Senses Hike – Exploring the forest in the evening, using all our senses.  Sounds, smells and tastes come alive as the forest moves from day to night.
  • June 26: Join bluebird enthusiast and Asbury Woods volunteer Mark Ritke for a hike along our trails at the Nature Center to look for bluebird nests and eggs. Learn more in this blog entry: http://www.asburywoods.org/news/adventures-from-a-bluebird-hike

July

  • July 17: Fun with Ferns – Discover the varieties of primitive plants that call Asbury Woods home. Located at Brown's Farm Barn.
  • July 24: Forest Bright, Forest Night – as the sun drops in the sky many animals are finding shelter, but some are just becoming active and others only work the night shift.  Discover who is who on this guided walk. Located at the Nature Center.
  • July 31: Trees – Join volunteer nature guide, Bob Howden to learn about many of the native tree species of Asbury Woods. Located at the Nature Center.

August

  • August 7: Invasive Species – many of the plants and animals at Asbury Woods are native, but some are not.  Discover how invasive species are changing our forest. 
  • August 14: Forest Bright, Forest Night – as the sun drops in the sky many animals are finding shelter, but some are just becoming active and others only work the night shift.  Discover who is who on this guided walk. 
  • August 21: Invasive Species – many of the plants and animals at Asbury Woods are native, but some are not.  Discover how invasive species are changing our forest. 
  • August 28: An Evening on the Wing – learn all about forest creatures who spend life on the wing: bats, owls, moths, and fireflies will be featured on this nature walk.