There is still room in the upcoming hikes at Sodalis Nature Preserve.

The August hikes are:

The night hikes last about two hours and follows a 2-mile paved trail. Participants are welcome to stay with the group or return to the parking lot on their own. Activities include seasonal observations, sensory activities and the telling of the creation of Sodalis Nature Preserve.

The trail hike on Sunday morning will cover about 2-3 miles over moderately rugged terrain and will take about two hours, include seasonal observations and a short reflective solo time. Participants are encouraged to bring water, wear sturdy shoe and use spray to repel ticks and chiggers.

There is a strict limit of participants and reservations must be made by calling Hannibal Parks & Recreation at 221-0154 or by emailing

Hikes are led by Gale Rublee, a nationally certified interpreter guide with more than 25 years of experience in outdoor education. Rublee is a founding member of the Hannibal area Mississippi Hills chapter of Missouri Master Naturalists.