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Upcoming Events

Late Winter Hike
Sunday, February 12th, 1:00PM

 Join us for a late winter hike to cross the Rathburn Run and explore the Saddleback Trail. This will be a strenuous 3-4 mile hike.

Meet at the Education Area.


“The Meadow-Mouse Sleeps: A Winter Walk”
Saturday, February 18th, 2:00PM

Please join us for a hike and discussion inspired by Thoreau’s 1842 essay “A Winter Walk,” Saturday, February 18, 2:00 pm, at the Education Area. We will hike around the frosty Old Field meadow, with pauses to consider several ideas from Thoreau’s essay: winter as a time of unique beauty, spiritual stillness, natural quiet, and turning inward. In closing, we will share a few winter animal & human folktales around the campfire while we warm up.

Meet at the Education Area


Birding for Beginners
Saturday, March 25th, 8:00AM

Join us for a beginner's morning bird walk in the Old Field area of the Park. We will look and listen for year-round resident birds of the park, such as 5 species of woodpecker, most of which are in full song at the end of March. Some short-distance migrant species like Eastern Phoebe and Field Sparrow will also have returned. The walk will be led by Jelmer Poelstra, who will be able to identify the different species we'll be seeing and hearing. This will not be a strenuous hike, as we will walk slowly to find the birds.    If possible, please bring your own binoculars. If you don’t have binoculars, we will bring some pairs to borrow for the hike.  Meet at the Education Area at 8 am. The walk will take 2 to 2.5 hours if the weather is good and a little shorter if it is not.

Meet at the Education Area.

Campfire/ Night Hike
Saturday, April 1st, 8:00PM

Join us for a 2-3 mile hike under a moonlit sky.  If weather is warm we may hear some frogs calling.  And be ready to relax by a campfire after the hike.

Meet at the Education Area

Spring Wildflower Hike
Sunday, April 30th, 2:00PM

The end of April is the best time to see the greatest variety of spring woodland wildflowers. Wooster Memorial Park has an excellent display of spring wildflowers. Come and enjoy the show!

Meet at the Education Area.

Dragonflies and Damselflies
Sunday, June 25th, 2:00PM

"Join a local naturalist on a hike in search of the colorful dragonflies and damselflies that inhabit the fields and streams of the park. Bring binoculars to get an up-close view of these enchanted insects."

Meet at the Education Area

Fern Hike
Sunday, July 16th, 2:00PM

"Ferns exhibit the pure beauty of leaves". And best time to identify most ferns is mid summer when the spore capsules (sori) are mature enough to use in the identification. The park has a good assortment of 12 fern species we hope to find & identify. 

Meet at the Education Area. 

Campfire/ Night Hike
Saturday, July 22nd, 8:30PM

We’ll hike under the light of a crescent moon and may be aided by some flashing fireflies.  Be prepared for a 2-3 mile hike and a campfire afterward.

Meet at the Education Area.

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