Wildcat Hollow hosts winter hike lessons

Staff Report

NELSONVILLE — Ready to go hiking? You’re invited to participate in a Teach a Tree winter hike on Wayne National Forest’s Wildcat Hollow Hiking Trail on Saturday, February 20th from 1 to 4 p.m. in Morgan County.

Winter identification can be a little tricky, but fun. Local AmeriCorps members will help hikers build their skills for identifying trees in the area. Fact sheets for several tree species will be available. People will also learn a few helpful hints for identifying many plant species.

There will also be opportunities for people willing to volunteer and teach the group.

Forest officials said the hike is an excellent opportunity to get outdoors and experience Wayne National Forest with family and friends, whether it’s only for a portion of the hike or the whole duration. Officials encourage people to dress appropriately for the weather.

People who have any questions about the hike should contact Matt Castells at Castellsm123@gmail.com.

For more information, contact the Wayne National Forest at 740-753-0101, or visit the website at www.fs.usda.gov/wayne. Follow the Wayne National Forest on Twitter @waynenationalfs and Facebook.

Staff Report