The Department of Natural Resources Division of Nature Preserves will offer free guided hikes this October at 10 state-dedicated nature preserves as part of its Fall Field Days.
The first hike will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 5, at Portland Arch Nature Preserve in Fountain County.
DNR ecologist Tom Swinford will lead hikers through an oak woodland restoration site.
Registration is required by Saturday.
At 10 a.m. on Oct. 19, guided hikes will be offered at the following nature preserves: Bell-Croft Woods in Jay County; Brock-Sampson in Floyd County; Calvert-Porter Woods in Montgomery County; Clark and Pine, and Liverpool, in Lake County; Leavenworth Barrens in Crawford County; Springfield Fen in LaPorte County; and Sweedy Hollow in Monroe County.
Registration for these hikes will end Oct. 12.
For more information and online registration, visit NaturePreserves.dnr.IN.gov.