Free, Family-Oriented, Docent-led Nature Walk
Galls in Fall
Third Saturday Nature Walk at Edgewood Natural Preserve
Now is your chance! Late summer has many of the best galls, which are among the most intriguing curiosities in the natural world. Galls are surprisingly beautiful plant growths caused by invasion by other lifeforms, such as parasites or bacterial infection. It is a life style we often overlook because it is in the realm of the small. Learn about the intriguing world of galls from our resident expert, Paul Heiple.
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 Third Saturday 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.