Washington nonprofit offering nature hike

WASHINGTON — Take a walk with the Institute for American Indian Studies Aug. 22 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. with IAIS Educator and Ecologist, Susan Scherf. Participants will learn about the ecology of the Shepaug River and the way plants and animals live in the Eastern Woodlands.

Summer is one of the best times to observe river life in the Eastern Woodland environment from watching a great blue heron hunt to listening to beavers slap their tails, and, watching fish rise for mayflies or crayfish forage, a release said.

On this guided hike to the Shepaug River, Scherf will talk about how animals live in this environment and explain what to look and listen for when trying to identify species. This program will help participants look at rivers and the natural world in a new and interesting way.

Pre-registration is required, to register, click here. For questions, call 860-868-0518 or email events@iaismuseum.org. The cost of this program is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for children, and $5 for members.