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Join local experts on nature hikes

NATURE --  Get more out of a walk in the woods by joining a group hike with a nature-related group.  Here are two good upcoming options:

Saturday, Bird Walk with Friends of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.

Join Marian Frobe, 8 a.m.-noon, for a walk around the Pine Lakes and Headquarters Pond areas to look for and listen to the spring migrants, as well as singing resident birds.  All the birds are in their breeding plumage now.  The local trumpeter swan family might even be around.

Pre-register: 328-0621 to get directions.  Bring water, binoculars and lunch in case you want to extend your stay.

June 4,  Liberty Lake Park walk with Native Plant Society.

Join John McCormick, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in a walk into a cedar forest with ferns, shade-loving wildflowers, and possibly some interesting mushrooms. Bring lunch and dress for weather and hiking.

Contacts: Email Darcy Varona darcy.varona@gmail.com or James Earl james.earl@ihs.gov.

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