Champlain Area Trails (CATS) is hosting a hike led by popular ADK naturalist Audrey Hyson, Saturday, August 17, 2019 on the Flying Squirrel Trail, between Westport and Essex. The “Mosses, Ferns & Fungi—Oh My!” hike will begin at 9:00 am at the trailhead parking lot for the Split Rock Trail on Lake Shore Road. The Flying Squirrel Trail is directly opposite the parking lot. The hike will be about 2 hours long.
Hyson plans an open-ended hike, with a focus on spore-bearing plants like ferns and mosses, but with the aim of “noticing the things that we usually don’t notice,” she says. “”We’ll let the outdoors direct us to see what we can find.”
Class size is limited to 15 people. Registration is required and there is a $10 fee, with those under 18 free.