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Guided Nature Tour

February 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In February, Naturalist Marianne Hudson unlocks how Russell Forest residents keep warm and also leads a hike into the winter forest.

Guided Nature Tour

Saturday, February 15 – 2pm
Meet at Wilson Road Trailhead

Join Naturalist Marianne Hudson for an educational foray into our winter forest. The lifestyles of some Russell Forest residents change pace in the winter, but signs of life are everywhere. Find out which denizens are dormant and which are dynamic—cold weather won’t slow us down! We will search for signs of increasing activity while the sun is high in the sky and the day is warmer. We will especially be searching for signs of White-tailed Deer activity. This energetic hike is intended to highlight appreciation of the beauty that surrounds you. Suitable for appropriately dressed participants ages 5–105.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED! There is a $10 fee for this program. Please contact Naturalist Marianne at 256.496.2710 to inquire and to register.

For all Guided Nature Tours: It is recommended that participants have a moderate fitness level and can stand or walk for at least two hours. Walking pace will be relaxed with frequent stops. Comfortable, seasonally appropriate clothing and shoes are advised. Participants may also wish to bring bottled water, sunscreen and insect repellent. Binoculars and cameras are welcome. There are no bathrooms on the Forest Trails.


February 13
8:00 am - 5:00 pm