Our high school students had the good fortune of a beautiful fall day to canoe and hike at Hueston Woods. We were guided by naturalist Shawn Conner who gave expert advice on how to to paddle, how to stay upright in a canoe (!) and about the birds that were active near the water.
We also enjoyed a stroll through one of the few remnants of Ohio’s original forest. We gazed upon enormous Tulip Poplars and learned about the understory trees, like the Pawpaw and Redbuds which are hosts to specific species of butterflies. We felt fortunate to have a state park near our school to enjoy.