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Apr
7
Tue
2020
Land Trust – Members-Only Full Moon Family Hike @ Harvest Square Nature Preserve
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Land Trust - Members-Only Full Moon Family Hike @ Harvest Square Nature Preserve

Members-Only Full Moon Family Hike
(1.5 Hours / Easy / 1 Mile)
Join naturalist and author Heather Montgomery for an evening in the forest. Come prowl the moonlit trail, discover the power of night vision, and experience the world of nocturnal animals. With flashlights tucked in our pockets, we will stroll through the Harvest Square Preserve and explore a side of the forest most people miss. If the clouds cooperate, we will sit in awe under the stars and hear ancient legends.
Location: Harvest Square Nature Preserve – 111 Allyson Sadie Blvd, Harvest, AL 35749
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Apr
11
Sat
2020
Land Trust – Deep into Alum Hollow Hike @ Green Mountain Nature Preserve (Alum Hollow Trailhead)
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Land Trust - Deep into Alum Hollow Hike @ Green Mountain Nature Preserve (Alum Hollow Trailhead)

Deep into Alum Hollow Hike
(3 hours / Difficult / 6 miles)
Dive deep into Alum Hollow on South Green Mountain. Land Trust Board Member Mike Dalen will start out on top and hike down Talus Trail to the valley floor, exploring several nooks and crannies on the way back out. Bring water & snacks.
Location: Green Mountain Nature Preserve (Alum Hollow Trailhead) – 13800 S Shawdee Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803
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Land Trust – Wade Mountain Archaeology Hike @ Wade Mountain Nature Preserve (Spragins Hollow Trailhead)
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Land Trust - Wade Mountain Archaeology Hike @ Wade Mountain Nature Preserve (Spragins Hollow Trailhead)

Wade Mountain Archaeology Hike
(2 hours / Moderate / 2.5 Miles)
You can explore Huntsville history by examining remnants from the past at the Land Trust of North Alabama’s Wade Mountain Nature Preserve. This 2.5 mile guided hike and archaeological discovery will be led by Archaeologist Ben Hoksbergen.
Location: Wade Mountain Nature Preserve (Spragins Hollow Trailhead) – 10130 Spragins Hollow Road, Huntsville, AL 35810
This event has reached capacity. Registration is CLOSED.

Apr
18
Sat
2020
Land Trust – Fanning and Jones Valley Loop Hike at Blevins Gap @ Blevins Gap Nature Preserve (Fanning Trailhead)
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Land Trust - Fanning and Jones Valley Loop Hike at Blevins Gap @ Blevins Gap Nature Preserve (Fanning Trailhead)

Fanning and Jones Valley Loop Hike at Blevins Gap
(2 hours / Moderate to Difficult / 2 miles)
Enjoy a good uphill walk with Rick Rodriguez along some of the newer Blevins Gap Trails. We’ll enjoy the beautiful flora along Jones Valley Trail as we make our way up towards the top of Huntsville Mountain. Rick has adopted and cares for both the Fanning and Stevenson trails on this part of the preserve and will give you plenty of insight on what makes this area so unique.
Location: Blevins Gap Nature Preserve (Fanning Trailhead) – 275 Cecil Ashburn Drive (behind SE Church of the Nazarene), Huntsville, AL 35802
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Apr
19
Sun
2020
Land Trust – Kids’ Wilderness Training @ Wade Mountain Nature Preserve (Spragins Hollow Road Trailhead)
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Land Trust - Kids’ Wilderness Training @ Wade Mountain Nature Preserve (Spragins Hollow Road Trailhead)

Kids’ Wilderness Training
(1 hour / Easy / 1.5 miles)
Do your children know how to keep themselves safe when out in the woods? Join Alisa Koken from the Cook Museum of Natural Science to learn outdoor basics such as how to read a topographic map, what to include in your pack, the best gear for hiking, and how to identify Northern Alabama’s poisonous plants and animals.
Location: Wade Mountain Nature Preserve (Spragins Hollow Road Trailhead) – 10130 Spragins Hollow Road, Huntsville, AL 35810
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Land Trust – Members-Only Wildflowers and Watercolors @ Monte Sano Nature Preserve (Wildflower Trailhead)
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Land Trust - Members-Only Wildflowers and Watercolors @ Monte Sano Nature Preserve (Wildflower Trailhead)

Members-Only Wildflowers and Watercolors
(2 hours / Easy / 1 mile)
Enjoy learning about spring wildflowers in bloom and the basics of capturing their beauty in watercolor on this guided hike. Biologist Ansley McDurmon and artist Vinchenza Sweet will lead you down Wildflower Trail for an introduction to flower identification and the foundations of water color painting. Painting materials provided – please bring a notebook or any preferred canvas.
Location: Monte Sano Nature Preserve (Wildflower Trailhead) – 500 Cleermont Drive, Huntsville, AL 35801
This event has reached capacity. Registration is CLOSED.

Apr
25
Sat
2020
Land Trust – Ditto Landing to Redstone Arsenal Greenway @ Ditto Landing Picnic Pavilion
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Land Trust - Ditto Landing to Redstone Arsenal Greenway @ Ditto Landing Picnic Pavilion

Ditto Landing to Redstone Arsenal Greenway
(3 hours / Easy / 3 miles)
Explore this future addition to Huntsville’s greenway system along the Tennessee River. Hike leader Mike Dalen will begin at Ditto Landing, cross Aldridge Creek, trek under the Whitesburg Bridges, and follow the river all the way to Redstone Arsenal.
Location: Ditto Landing Picnic Pavilion – 293 Ditto Landing Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803
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Land Trust – Junior Naturalist Hike at Rainbow Mountain @ Rainbow Mountain Nature Preserve
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Land Trust - Junior Naturalist Hike at Rainbow Mountain @ Rainbow Mountain Nature Preserve

Junior Naturalist Hike at Rainbow Mountain
(2 hours / Easy to Moderate / 1.5 miles)
There’s a lot to learn from exploring the outdoors! Bring the kids out for an educational nature hike led by Madison County Schools STEM Coach Tim Gels. We’ll discuss the plants and animals that call Rainbow Mountain home.
Location: Rainbow Mountain Nature Preserve – 230 Stoneway Trail, Madison, AL 35758
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Apr
26
Sun
2020
Land Trust – Tree Identification Hike with Callie Schweitzer @ Blevins Gap Preserve
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Land Trust - Tree Identification Hike with Callie Schweitzer @ Blevins Gap Preserve

Tree Identification Hike
(2 hours/ Moderate to Difficult due to elevation changes / 1.5 miles)
Our newest trails on Blevins Gap have a variety of trees to explore! Sweetgum? Chittamwood? Maple? You’ll know the difference after an afternoon learning how to identify some of our native species with Forester Callie Schweitzer .
Location: Blevins Gap Nature Preserve (Walsingham Trailhead) – From Cecil Ashburn headed east toward Hampton Cove, turn left at Donegal Drive then left onto Walsingham. Park on left side of the road near the trailhead.
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Apr
30
Thu
2020
Land Trust – Bradford Creek Birding @ Bradford Creek Greenway (Palmer Park entrance)
Apr 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Land Trust - Bradford Creek Birding @ Bradford Creek Greenway (Palmer Park entrance)

Bradford Creek Birding
(1.5 hours / Easy / 2 miles)
Set out on a leisurely hike to see and hear the numerous bird species that travel through Northern Alabama during spring migration. Birding expert Ken Ward will help participants identify the songs, calls, and field marks of a variety of species. Bring your binoculars if you have them.
Location: Bradford Creek Greenway (Palmer Park entrance) – 574 Palmer Rd, Madison, AL 35758
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