The Ouabache Land Conservancy will host a fall foliage hike of the Jackson-Schnyder Nature Preserve on Oct. 19.
The hike will celebrate the four-year anniversary of the nature preserve’s dedication.
Participants should meet at 10 a.m. at the preserve. Marion Jackson, the preserve’s namesake and author of “101 Trees of Indiana,” will lead hikers through the tallgrass prairie and approximately 25 species of trees found on the 15-acres of land.
To get there, take U.S. 150 to St. Mary’s Avenue. Continue west past Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, then turn left on Bloomtown Road.
Go under the railroad and turn right on Concannon Avenue; just past the bridge is the roadside entrance (on the right) to the preserve.
The land trust’s mission is to protect natural lands and farmlands from development in perpetuity.
Ouabache Land Conservancy serves the west-central Indiana counties of Clay, Fountain, Montgomery, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo.
For more information visit www.ouabachelandconservancy.org.