Thu, Apr 29 2021 - Springtime Splendor at Frazier-Rowe Park & Coralwood Nature Preserve (View Original Event Details)

Trip Leader(s): Charlie Cottingham
Participants:Charlie Cottingham, Shirley W, Lee W, Sophie, Gerrilyn, Becky D, Ed

Write Up:

  We had a fine time together on this leisurely but adventurous hike.  The weather was perfect for April - in the comfortable 70s with blue skies and a gentle breeze.  We began on the park's heavily wooded outer loop trail including the beautiful nature preserve at Frazier-Rowe's adjoining Coralwood School. Toward the end of the outing we took a little detour via shady sidewalks in the Sagamore Hills subdivision.
  Along the way we stopped often to discuss the beautiful native flora & fauna and also the various invasive non-native vines and shrubs.  "Friends of the Parks" volunteer groups are doing a good job controlling the most aggressive of these "foreign intruders,"  esp. English ivy, Chinese privet and Japanese kudzu & thorny elaeagnus.  It was fun having newly active member Sophie with us on her 4th AOC hike since joining our fine club last month. - Submitted by Charlie, Fri Apr 30th