Shiloh offers programs for viewing its fall foliage
Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 8:02 pm
Shiloh Battlefield will offer interpretive programs to examine how and why leaves on trees change colors each fall.
The programs, led by park ranger Marcus Johnson, will consist of a tour across the historic battlefield to study why colors express themselves differently in various locations, as well as what colors are representative of specific types of trees.
These programs will be offered as auto caravan and bicycle tours, and will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m. for the car tour and 3 for the bike tour and Monday through Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. for the bike tour and 2 p.m for the car tour.
The auto tour will last approximately 45 minutes and the bike tours will last 90 minutes. Participants will be required to use personal vehicles and bicycles for the activity.
Those taking part should bring water, suitable footwear,and dress appropriately for the forecasted weather conditions of the day.
Rain will not necessarily cancel the tours; however severe weather conditions could delay or postpone the activity.
Those interested in participating are invited to contact the Shiloh Battlefield Visitor Center by calling (731) 698-5696 or emailing Johnson at Marcus_Johnson@nps.gov, to register for the tours.
For more information, visit the website www.nps.gov/shil. Follow Shiloh on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShilohNMP and Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/shilohnps.
Published in The Messenger 10.24.12