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Self-guided Walkabout: Finding Ferns and Their Friends

Ferns and their allies (other spore-bearing plants) are sometimes overlooked in favor of flashy flowers, but they are, in truth, an incredible example of resilience - bouncing back through difficult times, even persevering, for hundreds of millions of years. Explore these ancient life forms during a Self-guided Walkabout: Finding Ferns and their Friends from Saturday, August 28 through Sunday, September 12 at Jennings Environmental Education Center. During this time, from sunrise to sunset, visitors can pick up a free guide outside the Center and follow a designated route to discover these adaptable change-makers. There are many lessons to be learned from these plants that have survived and thrived throughout pre-history and into modern times. The trails followed are rated easy, but do consist of uneven ground and some steps. No registration is required, but visitors wishing to receive the guide electronically may contact jenningssp@pa.gov or call 724-794-6011. 


Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 8:00am to 7:00pm

Jennings Environmental Education Center
2951 Prospect Rd., Slippery Rock, PA 16057-5023


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