SEBRING - The first in a series of Monday Morning Nature Walks begins Jan. 6 at Highlands Hammock State park.
Attendees should meet park volunteer trail guides Brian and Susan Woodworth at the Fern Garden Trailhead at 9:30 a.m. Hikers will become acquainted with common trees and plants and observe birds and other wildlife spotted below the boardwalk and along this trail. This leisurely walk will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour.
The Woodworths, longtime nature enthusiasts who have an eye for catching things easily missed, will lead these guided walks and provide interpretation.
Walks will also be held Jan. 13 at Cypress Swamp, Jan. 20 at Richard Lieber Memorial Trail and Jan. 27 Ancient Hammock Trail.
Park visitors will meet at the trailheads at 9:30 a.m. on Loop Drive and are advised to wear sturdy hiking boots, long pants, and bring binoculars, field guides, insect repellent and bottled water.
Guided nature walks are free. Park entry fees are $6 per vehicle up to 8 people, $4 per vehicle for a single person and $2 for bicyclists and people on foot.