By Tina Patterson and Dave Wendling
The weather did not cooperate as we kicked off the Odyssey at Timberland Swamp on Sunday, April 15. Despite our best attempts to guarantee perfect weather, we had to call the hike off as thunder showers threatened all day. All on the RSVP list were notified (a reminder to everyone to please RSVP the office of your intent to join up on any of the hikes). In spite of the showers, six intrepid hikers braved the elements to venture into a very wet sanctuary and were privileged to see lots of wild flowers, including spring beauties and white trillium.
We don’t want to miss any of our spectacular Showcase Sanctuaries so we have rescheduled our visit to Timberland Swamp for Tuesday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. following our 10 a.m. hike at Rizor Memorial Nature Sanctuary. Don’t forget to call the office and let them know we can look forward to having you join us at either or both sanctuaries. Maps will be provided at Rizor to help you find the easiest route to Timberland. It will be about a 45 minute ride from Rizor to Timberland. After all this rain, waterproof boots are a must. Insect repellant would be a good idea as well.
Don’t forget your brown bag lunch! Drinks and dessert are provided courtesy of MNA. T-shirts and passports will be available at all sanctuaries. Souvenir t-shirts are just $15.00 each, or free with a $100.00 pledge to MNA (plus a cool photo book of the visits at the end of the entire tour).
For more information, visit the MNA website or call (866) 223-2231. We hope to see you on the Odyssey!