Nature Notes: Free tree climbing, new trails and more

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive
  • Free tree climbing with Earth Joy will be one highlight of Great Outdoor Weekend, which will highlight adventures in the Cincinnati area Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 26-27. [Info] There also will be gardening classes, hikes, canoe trips and sampling of pawpaw, Ohio's most peculiar fruit.
  • The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has approved funding to develop or improve 15 recreational trails throughout the state, including one in Gahanna. The details are encouraging.
  • The Columbus Metropolitan Club will host "21st Century Energy," a lecture discussing Ohio's place in the global fuel crisis, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23. [Info]