Ottawa County Parks’ fall interpretive walk series begins Sept. 10

Ottawa County Parks will host several naturalist-led walks this fall. The walks last about 90 minutes and will be canceled if it is raining. There are no program fees and advance registration is not required. Be prepared for outdoor conditions.
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Sep 1, 2011

• The first walk in the series is called “Searching for Galls.” It will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Nature Education Center in Port Sheldon Township. Join this walk to search for these unusual formations and discover the special relationship between gall makers and their host plants. The Nature Education Center is located at Hemlock Crossing.

• “Fireworks of the Forest” will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Nature Education Center. Most forest flowers have bloomed by late spring, but one plant bursts with bright yellow flowers in fall adding color to the forest understory.

• “Exploring Kirk Park” is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Kirk Park in Grand Haven Township. The trails at Kirk Park meander through a mature backdune forest that offers spectacular views of Lake Michigan. A trip to see what’s happening on the beach is also included. Hiking at Kirk Park is strenuous due to stairs up and down the dunes. Meet in the parking lot. 

For more information on any of these programs or to request a full fall schedule, call 616-786-4847.

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