The second hike in our series will saunter south, through woodland areas to Badger Ridge, home of Hitchcock's best prairie remnants. Discover purple coneflower and other early summer wildflowers. We will bring along aerial photos from 1938 and 2004 to demonstrate the changes on this part of the property. Hitchcock Nature Center, 7 p.m.
We invite the public to attend all of the hikes in the series. They are designed to introduce visitors to Hitchcock Nature Center as well as the Loess Hills. The series will start with a more moderate trail, and we will work our way towards a healthy, invigorating 2.5 mile hike to the most western edge of the preserve at the series' end. Bring your water bottle and join us in the fun! Cost: $2.00 per person. Weather permitting.