HHC Spring Hike at IU's Griffy Woods: Ecology,
* Saturday, April 5, 2008 * 9-11 a.m. *
Sign-up required to participate; see RSVP details below.
The HHC's Griffy Woods Spring Hike, led by staff of the IU Research and
Teaching Preserve, will explore one or several of the many trails at
Griffy Woods and include a discussion about the ecology and conservation
of the woods, the protection of the Griffy Lake Watershed, and other
environmental issues. Sturdy shoes are a must for this hike!
Less than a mile north of Assembly Hall, the Griffy Woods site encompasses
a great deal of landscape and biological diversity. The 185-acre site is
adjacent to the City of Bloomington's Griffy Nature Preserve and the
Indiana University Championship Golf Course. Much of the area consists of
heavily forested ridges and ravines flowing into Lake Griffy but there are
also flatter upland and bottomland areas. A diversity of successional
stages, ranging from old fields to mature forest, are represented. Parts
of the preserve exhibit substantial invasion by exotic plant species but
most consists of undisturbed native communities. (Description taken from
* RSVP and transportation: To sign up for this
program, send an
e-mail to eatagi at indiana.edu with your name, e-mail address,
phone number, major(s), and
year in school. Space is limited, so we will let you know if space was
available when you replied.
* Please also indicate in your e-mail message whether you are
1) able to drive yourself,
2) signing up with someone who will give you a ride, or
3) in need of transportation.
If you are able to drive yourself, please let us know whether you have
already made arrangements to take someone else who has signed up or plans
to sign up. There are a limited number of spaces in the parking area at
Griffy and no overflow area; but we will do our best to provide rides to
all who need them. We will provide more specific information
about the hike and transportation arrangements to those who sign up.
However, for your interest, directions to the Griffy Woods site are
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