The Explorer Magazine Summer 2021 - Page 5

FAIRY FLOWER CROWNS Saturday , May 22 • 2 p . m . McCloud Nature Park
Need a geranium for that cranium ? We ’ re crafting crowns perfect for pixies , sprites , and any mortals looking to accent their noggins with floral flair . Make a leafy laurel or a flowery tiara – your choice ! – and wear it on a hike along our secret fairy trail .
HIKING TERRAIN INFO : EASY TO MODERATE DIFFICULTY , NATURAL SURFACES , SOME STEEP HILLS , UP TO 1 MILE .
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 6 THROUGH ADULT . CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 MUST ATTEND WITH A PARENT OR GUARDIAN WHO IS ABLE TO WALK THE TRAIL .
FEE : $ 5 / PROJECT ( UP TO 2 PEOPLE PER PROJECT ). ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY MAY 18 .
APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 1.5 HOURS , INCLUDING HIKE .
Photo courtesy of Central Indiana Enchanted Fairy Trail
SUMMER FUN RUN Wednesday , May 26 • 4 to 7 p . m . McCloud Nature Park
The Parks Foundation of Hendricks County ’ s Summer Fun Run Series is back for 2021 ! Enjoy an untimed stroll or run with family and friends at your convenience anytime between 4 and 7 p . m . at McCloud Nature Park ! We will offer a short and a long course to run or walk on trails with gravel and natural surfaces . ( Trails are not conducive to standard strollers . Jogging strollers with larger tires are a better option .) We ’ ll have ice cold water for you to cool down when you ’ re done ! Please call our Weather Hotline at ( 317 ) 718-6111 for any weather-related concerns .
APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES FREE TO ATTEND NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 3 HOURS ( ONGOING )
WILDFLOWER WANDER Saturday , May 29 • 2 p . m . Vandalia Trail , Amo Trailhead ( see page 3 for address )
Search the trails with a naturalist for the surest sign of spring : blooming wildflowers ! These short-lived spring ephemerals leaf out , bloom , and go to seed quickly , so spot them while you can ! Wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots . Feel free to bring your own wildflower field guide or borrow one of ours .
HIKING TERRAIN INFO : EASY LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY , PAVED SURFACE , UP TO 2 MILES .
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 8 THROUGH ADULT . CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 MUST ATTEND WITH A PARENT OR GUARDIAN WHO IS ABLE TO WALK THE TRAIL .
FREE TO ATTEND NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 2 HOURS
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