This will be an easy 1.6 mile nature hike led by naturalist and environmental educator Karan Barber. We’ll explore hidden life during the winter with a special look at lichens as air quality indicators. McDowell Park is one of Mecklenburg County’s most beautiful nature preserves. Contact Karen Barber with any questions or to sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org. Children are welcome on this hike, but no dogs please. We’ll meet at the Visitor Center at 9:45 AM.