The Friends of Dragon Run will celebrate the first day of spring—this Sunday, March 20—with a nature walk. The nature walk begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 3.
Nature experts Jeff Wright, Dr. Kevin Howe and Teta Kain will lead small groups of participants on a walk through the Revere and Williams tracts at FODR’s Big Island site. Big Island serves as the put-in and take-out location for many of FODR’s paddle trips.
Participants will see spring ephemerals (early blooming plants such as may apples and bloodroot), butterflies, and dragon flies, and will see and hear migratory songbirds and a host of frogs. This hike offers an opportunity for those who don’t want to kayak the Dragon to experience it on land as it transitions from winter to spring.
A scavenger hunt will be available for both children and adults. Participants will be treated to hot chocolate, hot cider, and cookies after the hike. This event is free, but registration is required. Go to DragonRun.org to sign up.
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