The Explorer Magazine Summer 2021 - Page 8

BIKE WITH A BIOLOGIST Friday , June 4 • 6 to 8 p . m . Vandalia Trail , Amo Trailhead ( see page 3 for address )
Grab your bike and head over to the Vandalia Trail in Amo to meet your Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish & Wildlife biologist , Erin Basiger ! Participants will have an opportunity to learn about and identify common wildlife and plant species of Indiana during the bike ride . In addition , participants will view various wildlife habitats and possibly their wildlife occupants . The bike trip will consist of a 1.5-mile ride out from the start , and a 1.5-mile return ride , for a total of 3 miles . Participants may turn back at any point along the trail if they would like to return sooner . Modern restrooms and water fountains are available at the Amo trailhead but not at the turnaround point . Dress for the weather , and bring a water bottle . Call the Weather Hotline at ( 317 ) 718-6111 for any weather concerns .
BIKING TERRAIN INFO : EASY LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY , PAVED SURFACE , UP TO 3 MILES .
APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES . PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD OR ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO ATTEND .
FREE TO ATTEND ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY EMAILING ebasiger @ dnr . IN . gov . APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 2 HOURS .
GUEST SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT Saturday , June 19 • 2 p . m . McCloud Nature Park
We bring in a variety of expert guest speakers throughout the year to discuss various nature-related topics ! Mark the dates on your calendar and then keep an eye on HendricksCountyParks . org and our Facebook page as the dates approach to learn which guest speakers and what topics will be featured each month throughout the year .
FIREFLY NIGHT HIKE Friday , July 9 • 9:15 p . m . to 10:45 p . m . McCloud Nature Park
Learn why fireflies flash – and never have to pay an electric bill ! After a short presentation , catch-and-release these bioluminescent insects on a guided hike through firefly habitat . Participants will receive glow-stick bracelets , and at registration , participants may choose to purchase an insect jar and bug tongs . Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle .
HIKING TERRAIN INFO : MODERATE TO DIFFICULT , NATURAL SURFACES IN THE DARK , UP TO 2 MILES 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 : $ 1 / PERSON , $ 4 / INSECT JAR + BUG TONGS ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY JULY 6 APPROXIMATE PROGRAM DURATION : 90 MINUTES
SUMMER FUN RUN Wednesday , July 14 • 4 to 7 p . m . Vandalia Trail , Amo trailhead ( see page 3 for address )
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 . on the Vandalia Trail ! We will offer a short and a long course to run or walk on the paved trail , which is ideal for wheelchairs , standard strollers , bicycles , scooters , and roller blades / skates . 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 )
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