Nature Notes: Wildlflowers, trail stewards and rail trails

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive
  • Now that it's nice out, you'll likely be taking some hikes. May I suggest Signs of Spring, a wildflower hunt at Highbanks Metro Park at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 28? You might even see a northern cardinal or two while you're out.
  • After you enjoy that little jaunt, remember that the Metro Parks trails don't maintain themselves. Learn how to pitch in as a trail steward here. An hour a week goes a long way.
  • The Outdoor Source will lead a weekend trip to Dolly Sods Wilderness Area in West Virginia April 10-12. I've heard that place is tops for picking wild blueberries. Details and registration here.
  • A nice rural bike ride awaits you at the North Bend Rail Trail. Thanks to out friends at Get Out! for a great find.