Plants & People: Stories
Free, Docent-led Nature Walk
Carry out your resolutions to exercise and learn more about the natural world! Start the New Year on a hike with Friends of Edgewood docent Harry Cornbleet, who will share stories that illuminate the relationship between people and plants. Which shrub is known as “Cowboy Cologne”? How did chemists discover the allergen in Poison Oak? Do people really make ink from oak galls?
Adults, seniors and families with interested children are welcome. We'll teach parents and children to identify poison oak, common along the trails.
Visitors can complement their docent-led walk by visiting the Bill and Jean Lane Education Center located near the main entrance. Interactive exhibits explain Edgewood’s connection to the surrounding landscape and its history.
Heavy rain cancels this walk.
Where to meet:
Walks start from the Bill and Jean Lane Education Center at Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve at 10am.
What to bring:
Bring water, a hat, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and a snack if you wish. We don't stop for lunch, but picnic tables are usually available after the walks in the Old Stage Day Camp area.
Restrooms and water are available only at the main entrance.
No reservations are needed unless you have a group of 10 or more. For group reservations, please email
More Nature Hikes
Friends of Edgewood’s trained docents guide free nature hikes at 10am on the third Saturday morning of each month. The 3 - 4 mile walks vary according to the docent and the current happenings in the Preserve.