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Free guided forest ecology hike on Wade Mountain in Huntsville (April 6)

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The Land Trust of North Alabama is holding the sixth event of their Spring Guided Hikes Series on Sunday, April 6th. Land Trust Board Member and USDA Forester, Dr. Callie Schweitzer, will lead this free and informative hike.

According to the Land Trust of North Alabama, the purpose of this hike is to:

Never look at the forest the same way again.

The hike takes place in Wade Mountain Nature Preserve. The Preserve consists of 843 acres of forest with 8.5 miles of trails, and its users include hikers, runners, mountain bikers, and horse riders. (This is the only Land Trust preserve which allows horses.)

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WHAT: Spring Guided Hikes Series: Wade Mountain Nature Preserve’s Special Forest Ecology.

WHO: Suitable for all ages. This 2.5-mile hike is rated easy-to-moderate.

WHY: You’re curious about nature and some of the hiking trails in Huntsville. You have a budding ecologist in the family.

WHEN: Sunday, April 6, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cancelled for rain. (Verify cancellation via the Land Trust of North Alabama’s website or Facebook page.)

WHERE: Huntsville, AL. Wade Mountain Nature Preserve is not far from Alabama A&M University. If heading north on Memorial Parkway, turn left on Hollow Road (the first road north of Winchester Highway). Then turn right on Spragins Hollow Road. The Land Trust parking lot will be on the right, identified by Land Trust signs, at 9500 Spragins Hollow Road.

HOW: Free to the public, but donations are encouraged. Comfortable closed-toe shoes, bottled water, snacks, and a camera are always good things to take hiking.

FOR MORE INFO: See Wade Mountain Nature Preserve in Huntsville, Alabama. Visit Land Trust of North Alabama online, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

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