On this walk, we’ll go on a journey of discovery into the fascinating processes that reveal the glorious colors of Autumn. Where do those incredible colors come from? What combination of events lead to a glorious Fall? What role do all those fallen leaves play in the health of the forest? How do salmon feed forests? (Hint: bears help.) And what can I do at home in the Fall to prepare my garden for a bountiful Spring? We’ll explore all of this at Kehl Lake. Kehl Lake is a vital, vibrant natural area with an expansive forested wetland and majestic woods of striped, red and sugar maple, paper and yellow birch, and many more deciduous trees mixed in with old-growth hemlocks and white pines. Kehl Lake is part of a critical flyway for migrating birds and is also part of an extensive wildlife corridor.
This will be an roughly 2-mile walk on moderately sloped terrain. Waterproof boots are recommended. The hike will be led by Docents Gloria Garrett and Bert Thomas.