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Feel free to e-mail us at: info@woodlandsconservancy.org, or at our mailing address: P.O. Box 7028, Belle Chasse, Louisiana 70037

Upcoming Events

October

Owl Prowl October!

When:    Friday October 13th, 20th and 27th    6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: Woodlands Trail, 449 F. Edward Herbert Blvd., Belle Chasse.

 

Join us on one of our three owl prowls this month to get ready for Halloween with a spooky night time hike.  We will be learning about nocturnal wildlife, experiencing the forest after dark, and hopefully finding some spectacular owls!

 

All hikes are $10 for adults, $5 for Woodlands Conservancy Members, and free for kids <13.

For more information contact emma@woodlandsconservancy.org

 

 

 

October 13th – Family Prowl

This program will include kid friendly discussions and a touch table display to learn about owls, bats, bugs, and nocturnal animals.  The hike will stick to the trails at the front of the property, and is appropriate for all ages and hiking abilities.

 

October 20th – Owl Prowl for Adults

This prowl is intended for a slightly older crowd (teens and up) and will be a smaller quieter group.  We will talk about the superstitions surrounding owls and nocturnal animals as well as some of their adaptations to life at night and will venture a bit further down the trail than the other hikes.

 

October 27th – Halloween Owl Prowl

In this program, we will talk about owls and nocturnal animals, some of the superstitions surrounding them and some of their adaptations to nocturnal life. The hike will be a moderate distance along the trail and should be appropriate for all ages.

 

Butterfly Garden Dedication and Volunteer day

When:    October 14th,  9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Woodlands Trail, 449 F. Edward Herbert Blvd., Belle Chasse.

 

Under the expert guidance of the “bug lady” Linda Auld, Woodlands volunteers have been working hard to get our butterfly garden established.  Join us for the dedication of our garden as an official “Monarch Waystation”, help us add some native plants to the existing garden, and join Linda for a walk to document butterfly activity while we explore more of the trail system.

 

Donations of native plants, seeds, or funding for the garden are also very much appreciated!

For more information contact emma@woodlandsconservancy.org

 

 

 

 

November

Forest Fest!

When:    Saturday November 4th

Location: Woodlands Trail, 449 F. Edward Herbert Blvd., Belle Chasse.

 

Save the date to come celebrate with us at Woodlands Trail’s annual Forest Fest! The Early Bird Patron Party Breakfast will be from 9-10 am with much more fun to follow from 10 am -2 pm. There will be music by Spider Murphy, John Rankin and Rockamo, the FRENCHEEZE food truck, guided hikes, scavenger hunts, bounce house, crafts and more!

 

 

 

 

Admission: $10 Adult; $5 Children; Children Ages 5 & Under Free

Click here to purchase tickets from Eventbrite!

Food & Beverage available for sale (not included in Admission)

 

 

 

Click here to become a sponsor for Forest Fest!

 

 

 

 

Plant Workshops with Dr. Charles Allen

When:    Friday November 10th – Sunday November 12th.

Location: Woodlands Trail, 449 F. Edward Herbert Blvd., Belle Chasse.

Renowned botanical expert Dr. Charles Allen will be leading a set of plant identification workshops.  Participants can choose between a one day course in edible plants and a two day course in general plant identification.

 


 

For more information and to register please see Dr. Allen’s Website

Allen’s Native Ventures – Plant ID Classes

 

Two day Plant Identification Workshop

If you want to learn to recognize many of the common plants of the coastal Gulf South, the names of those plants, and how to identify other plants, this is the workshop for you. The workshop will be all fieldtrips, where you can see the plants in their natural environment. You will be given BRF’s (Best Recognizing Features) for each plant plus other facts like use, edibility etc. You are encouraged to photograph, take notes, ask questions, and take specimens with you. A numbered checklist will be provided to each participant. During the two day workshop, you will be exposed to more than 150 species of wildflowers, grasses, ferns, trees, shrubs, and vines.

 

Edible Plant Workshop

If you want to learn to recognize and taste many of the common edible plants of the coastal Gulf South, this is the workshop for you. The workshop will be a fieldtrip, where you can see the plants in their natural environment. You will be given BRF’s (Best Recognizing Features) for each plant plus other facts like parts used, etc. You are encouraged to photograph, take notes, ask questions, and take specimens with you. A numbered checklist will be provided to each participant.

 

 

 

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