As the weather cools down, there’s nothing better than taking a relaxing stroll through a park bursting with red, orange, and golden hues, marveling at the sights, sounds, and smells of the changing foliage.
Hannibal Parks & Recreation is offering a nature program called “Tree Friends” at 10 a.m. Saturday Oct. 23 in Central Park, in conjunction with Central Park Farmers Market and the Mississippi Hills chapter of Master Naturalists.
The program will be guided by Gale Rublee, nature educator for Hannibal Parks & Recreation. “Come meet a tree at Central Park! How many different kinds of trees are in Central Park? Let’s do bark rubbings, examine what animals use these trees, and collect colorful fallen leaves to make a leaf mandala!”
Rublee has more than 25 years of experience as a nature educator. She is a founding member of the Mississippi Hills Master Naturalists chapter in Hannibal.
Hannibal Parks & Recreation nature programs are free but space is limited and reservations are suggested by calling Hannibal Parks & Recreation at 221-0154 or emailing