Interested in seeing the hundreds of species of wildflowers, animals, and other plants in the park? Join us for a leisurely stroll through the woods and learn a little bit about your local wildflowers. Here is a list of tentatively scheduled walks for 2017:
Saturday, April 7 @ 10:30A.M.
Saturday, April 14 @ 10:30A.M.
Saturday, April 21 @ 10:30A.M.
Saturday, April 28 @ 10:30A.M.
All dates are subject to cancellation due to weather. Each walk will last about an hour and a half. Please plan for a “woodsy” terrain and the weather for the day, but mostly to enjoy the outdoors. For all other information, please contact the Township office.
Your wildflower guides:
Dr. John “Jack” Boylan is a retired educator with 38 years experience in Pennsylvania’s public schools. His last position was Superintendent of Norwin School District from which he retired in 2010. Dr. Boylan has been involved in Braddock’s Trail Park since the mid-1990’s and was trained in the identification of the wildflowers within the park by Warren Gardner. Dr. Boylan, and his wife, Sandy, have been leading wildflower walks for the past five years and enjoy connecting with others who value the outdoors and the wonders and beauty of nature.
Chris Federinko is a Norwin, Duquesne, and Clarion graduate who was a teacher at Norwin Middle School. Though he teaches English, he also takes an interest in the outdoors, particularly the wildflowers in Braddock’s Trail Park. Years ago, as a Boy Scout of Troop 257, Chris completed an Eagle Project at the park that influenced the wildflower walks there. He started leading walks in 2014 and enjoyed spending time with people who are interested in nature. He’s been updating the blog you’re viewing right now from his “headquarters” near Philadelphia.
Sign Up for a Walk:
Because we’d like to be prepared for any group size, please call the North Huntingdon Township Office at (724) 863-3806. Private walks can also be arranged.