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Margaret Denison Fall Nature Walks: Kanawha
September 16 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
A fall hike at Kanawha State Forest showcases summer flowers, trees and wildlife is planned for Saturday, September 16, 2023. Registration typically starts at 8:30. Walks begin at 9:00. Meet at the Nature Center (pool building). Attendees can choose from a series of guided nature hikes on a variety of topics. Leaders are volunteers, park staff and Master Naturalists.
Kanawha State Forest Foundation will be selling hot dogs and refreshments. There is a small registration fee to support the foundation planning and implementing of these great educational programs.
This outdoor activity is named in honor of former Kanawha County science teacher Margaret Denison, who documented 710 species of flowering plants, 42 species of ferns and 138 grass and sedge species in Kanawha State Forest.
- Exercise Hike
Bernadette Cooney, Walk Leader Bill Minear & Son, Sweeps
2. Exercise Hike
Michelle Platt, Walk Leader Jane Shepherd, Sweep Middle Ridge, Teaberry, Oak Flats, 4 miles, Easy
3. Exercise Hike
George Singleton, Walk Leader. Polly Trail, Beech Glen, Wild Cat Ridge, Polly Trail, 3 miles, Difficult in places
4. Stream Ecology of Davis Creek
Barry Curry, Walk Leader. Davis Creek Trail, Mostly Easy
5. Geology of KSF
Pete Sullivan, Walk Leader. Al Baldwin, Sweep. Overlook Trail, Moderate
6. Wildflowers and Trees
Chris Gatens, Walk Leader. Laura Bobbera, Sweep. Shrewsbury Hollow, Easy
Drew Palmer, Walk Leader. Devon Fox, Sweep. Dunlop Hollow, Easy
8. Medicinal and Edible Plants
Becky Linger, Walk Leader. Kris King, Sweep. Johnson Hollow, Easy
9. Trees, Shrubs, and Forest Management
Tiffany Jarrett, Walk Leader. Jane Hange, Sweep. Spotted Salamander Trail, ADA-accessible.