SANTA FE ― The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) invites the public to reconnect with nature and learn more about local trees, wildflowers and geology by “stepping into spring” with Forest Service staff and volunteer experts Sunday, May 21.
The May 21 event, which begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Holy Ghost Trailhead just before the Holy Ghost Campground in the Pecos Canyon, is part of the SFNF’s conservation education program to help people of all ages better understand their connection to natural resources and how to conserve those resources for future generations.
Participants will enjoy a short hike to an area where experts will share information about wildflowers, trees and the geology of this part of the forest. After the presentations, everyone will be invited to participate in a scavenger hunt. The event will end at approximately 12:30 p.m. back at the Holy Ghost Trailhead.
Anyone participating in the hike should bring a backpack, sack lunch, sunscreen, hat, camera or smartphone and plenty of water.