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Pick A Place: Get Back IN Nature

Several weeks ago, I visited the Flowood Nature Trail to take some senior year photographs of a beautiful young lady. It was only the second time I’d been there, (the first time was for an itty bitty’s birthday party), and I got to actually enjoy the scenery around me. It’s such a great place to visit! Not only is the trail itself well maintained and beautiful, but there are all kinds of signage placed along the pathway identifying various trees and plant life. It would make for a great educational nature walk. For your convenience, you’ll also find bathrooms, picnic tables, and resting benches along the lovely one mile walking trail, surrounded by beautiful vistas inside this 40 acre gem. That got me to thinking about the other trails in our area that ought to be visited! The Clinton Community Nature Center has so much beauty to share along with guided walks, instructional programs and lecture series. The Nature Trail at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is less of a walking trail and more of a way to get immersed in nature for a brief moment. There are a variety of trails to use that will all show different aspects of the indigenous flora and fauna.

 

Now that the weather is on the verge of warming up, it’s the perfect to time to enjoy what we have available to us in these beautiful natural areas!

Fast Facts:

What: Area Nature Trails

When: Anytime, usually only open during daylight hours

Where: Flowood, Clinton, Jackson

How Much: Mostly Free! Some trails at the Museum require museum admission

For more information, visit:

http://www.flowoodchamber.com/visitor–relocation-info/recreation.aspx

http://www.clintonnaturecenter.org/home.aspx

http://www.mdwfp.com/media/281717/trail_guide_071715.pdf

Leah Kackley is a mom of three who is always grateful to have some help educating her kids about the natural world around them, since she isn’t exactly Felder Rushing, herself.

 

 

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