Retired Foresters to Guide Children’s Nature Walk on Seminary Hill

By The Chronicle
At 10 a.m. on Saturday,  retired foresters Marshall and Margie Joy Murray and Barbara Fandrich will lead a hike for kids ages 9-12 through the Seminary Hill Natural Area. 
Marshall knows all about trees and plants and he has an entertaining style of passing on wood lore. One of the things he will show them is how he can figure out the age of a tree using an increment borer. The age limits are flexible and parents are encouraged to hike along. 
Children love exploring the outdoors and Seminary Hill provides a safe, easy hike where children can learn about Washington’s native plants and trees while they have a great time.
Each child will make a book filled with leaf specimens they have chosen and identified after the hike. Cookies and juice then round out a perfect two-hour activity.
Parents are welcome and will find the hike fun too. All materials and hiking leaders are provided by the Friends of the Seminary Hill Natural Area.
Meet at Seminary Hill Natural Area at the corner of East Locust and Barner Drive in Centralia at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. Please come dressed for the weather.