This Month at Shaw Nature Reserve
Travel the Trails this July

This summer enjoy the shady paths while hiking our pristine 14 miles of trails. The walk through the Whitmire Wildflower Garden will reward you with glimpses of birds, bubbling water in the spring pool, and the showy blooms of blue wild indigo (Baptisia australis), and blue-flag iris (Iris virginica). Visit the historic Bascom House, enjoy a picnic lunch on the patio of the nearby Carriage House, and enjoy the view over the prairie.

Explore new trails by using your GPS unit and the coordinates in our downloadable GPS brochure to locate the geocaches around the Reserve. Read Fairy Houses by Tracy Kane and hike the new StoryWalk trail. See the sights from the comfort of your car on the three-mile Trail House Loop Road, Monday through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bring your family and join Shaw Nature Reserve staff at the Take a Shot! Youth Photography Overnight where you can capture the sunset over the Reserve. Participants get to stay in our unique historic log buildings at the Dana Brown Overnight Center.

No matter which trail, program or event you choose, there are new discoveries around every bend!


Featured Classes & Events

Tuesday, July 8
Outdoor Skills Series: Hiking 101

Coming Soon

Friday, August 1 OR
Friday, August 15
Outdoor Skills Series: Backyard Conservation

Tuesday, August 5
Outdoor Skills Series: Soil Science Made Easy

Wednesday, August 27
Nature Navigators: Nighttime Insect Discovery