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Afternoon on the Trails

Sunday, August 26, 2018, 9:00 PM

Pack a picnic dinner and feast in one of our cozy treehouses, or spread a blanket alongside Mac’s pond and turn your eyes to the skies for violet-green swallows in their aerial pursuits of insect prey! IslandWood's trail systems will be open this day only for your self-guided exploration.  Pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic, just remember to Leave No Trace.  We'll have trail maps for you so you can find your way around. Spend the day and enjoy our woodland trails as you set your own pace for exploration, discovery and yes, even solitude in our woods. Photo by Christina Doherty Please check in at our Welcome Center (main building) upon arrival for a map and to talk to our friendly volunteers about what trail is best for your interests and needs. At this very special Afternoon on the Trails we are encouraging attendees to bring in a locally-found natural object from home or yard they would like help identifying with our Ask the Naturalist Panel of experts. We want to be sensitive to Mother Earth, so please only "ground found" natural objects... do not bring in any live plants or animals. Bones, shells, cones, feathers, small stones, etc. are all excellent choices. During the event we are encouraging folks to look DOWN and find some natural treasure they are curious about. Just like from home, ethical considerations apply: small stones, feathers, bones, tree cones or dead plant parts "ground found, brown and down" are all things to bring back in to campus. Our Ask the Naturalist Panel will guide you through some steps so we can find the answers together. We discourage bringing back any live plant or animal, but do hope you take a picture to show us! We welcome you to bring a picnic lunch or snacks. If you pack it in - please pack it out, there are no trash cans in our woods. Trail-worthy strollers will make it on most trails. If you plan on going up the Canopy Tower for a climb, kids of any age are welcome, but must be able to walk themselves up AND down (no carrying them in arms) or you may wear your child in a baby-carrier. We'll have maps for you so you can find your way around and will be happy to suggest a route that is suitable for your family and abilities. (Explorer giving 125 year old Doug a hug in the Bog Treehouse!) If you've come before, we welcome you back again.  There is always something new to see every season!  We look forward to welcoming you to our campus! All ages welcome! Bring a picnic, pack it in - pack it out We love your furry friends, but our policy is 'no dogs' unless they are a service animal.  Thank you.

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