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Tuesdays on the Trail: Hunters in the Sky

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How are owls able to hunt at night?  Just how do hawks spot their prey from over a mile away? Can a kestrel really hover in the air?  Birds of prey are remarkably equipped to find, hunt, and capture their prey. During this Tuesday on the Trail, participants will learn about the adaptations that make […]

Tuesdays on the Trail: Wildflowers and Everything Else


Walking through the woods with a skilled and knowledgeable naturalist is a fantastic experience.  During this Tuesday on the Trail, naturalist Randy Crouse will help participants learn about plants and animals the group sees along the trails of the Blevins Gap Nature Preserve.  This is an opportunity not to be missed! Cost: FREE but only […]

Tuesdays on the Trail: Mushrooms are Cool

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The living organisms we’ll be learning about during this Tuesday on the Trail are neither plants nor animals – they’re fungi! Some of them we know by a more common name: Mushrooms.  This event will be led by education committee member Jesse Akozbek of Feral Forging, a local organization dedicated to teaching people about the […]

Tuesdays on the Trail: Trees – More than just Really Big Plants

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Trees are some of the biggest – and most important – living things on Earth.  During this Tuesday on the Trail, participants will learn what trees are and how they fill their role in the forest ecosystem.  In addition, participants will have the opportunity to complete a simple art project. Cost: FREE but only available […]

Tuesdays on the Trail: Exploring Hickory Cove Nature Preserve

Hickory Cove Nature Preserve 1500 Trailhead Main St, Huntsville, Alabama

Hickory Cove Nature Preserve, Land Trust of North Alabama’s newest nature preserve, sits on more than 140 acres of the mountains to the east of Huntsville.  During this Tuesday on the Trail, participants will explore nearly 2 miles of hillside trail, passing both natural and manmade points of interest.  This isn’t a difficult hike, but […]

Tuesdays on the Trail: Rainbow Mountain’s Rock Gardens and Beaches

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Rainbow Mountain Nature Preserve, located near the heart of Madison, is the site of our last Tuesdays on the Trail event of the year.  This walk will be an “out and back” trip, sticking to the ridgeline of the mountain. We’ll walk past Balance Rock, explore an ancient beach, and spend some time climbing around […]

Member-only Beer Hike at Chapman Mountain

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(Moderate / 2 hours / around 2 miles) Does hiking and beer sound like the perfect way to spend your afternoon? Land Trust members can enjoy this winning combination during a Beer Hike at Chapman Mountain! Enjoy a hike through the shady forest of Chapman Mountain along Bulldog Trail. We'll begin from the trailhead on […]

Member-only Fall Fungi and Plant ID Hike

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(Moderate / 1.5 hours / around 2 miles) Join naturalist Matt Shaw on an excursion around the Rainbow Mountain Nature Preserve. The exact route will be set the day of the hike, but expect to stop often and discuss the autumn plants and fungi found in the area. This is an interesting time as much […]