Nature hike to be hosted in search of animal traces

August 10, 2012 by  

People looking for nature adventures might find Animal Tracks and Traces in the Dunes, presented in New River, Oregon, to be right up their street.

On September 1, the resident naturalist will instruct attendees on finding signs of animals on the various New River trails. The hike begins at 1:00 pm and lasts until 3:00 pm, starting at the New River A.C.E.C. in Bandon, which is about 25 miles from Coos Bay. The center’s address is 86342 Croft Lake Lane.

The center has exhibits for investigating native plants before the actual hike begins, which is sure to be educational and entertaining for visitors. The guide for the event will be a resident naturalist with experience in the sand dune area.

New River started after an 1890 flood made a new channel that heads north about nine miles. The area focuses on wildlife protection and is a nesting place for Aleutian Canadian Geese and Snowy Plover. The trail begins at a closed section of road branching off to an abandoned cranberry bog and a small pond. Many aspects of nature can be sighted during the hike, while the guide points out evidence of animal signs and traces.

Print companies will possibly be doing flyer printing to advertise the nature event. If this planned activity is missed, visitors are welcome to check out the New River learning center any Saturday or Sunday. The center is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

For more information concerning the Animal Tracks and Traces in the Dunes event, call 541-347-9330.