This Month at Shaw Nature Reserve
Fall colors

Celebrate the splendor of nature this fall by taking a hike to see the trees displaying their beautiful fall colors. Climb up high in the Canopy Climb to view the red, yellow and orange treetops for miles. Learn more about the trees you see here and where the largest and most impressive ones are during Trees of Shaw Nature Reserve. You can also learn more about our vast landscape, how the land was used in the past and land use clues to look for on your property during the Reading the Landscape class.

Take in the scenic fall foliage and enjoy the crisp air during our weekend Wilderness Wagon rides. You are sure to see the orange bald cypress needles at Pinetum Lake, yellow paw paw leaves along Brush Creek, and a whole spectrum of orange, yellow and scarlet from sugar maples, sassafras and hickories along our 3 mile loop road. Families with little ones will enjoy Tykes Trek where they get to hike and explore the wonders this season brings.

Stop in at the Bascom House on the weekends to enjoy a refreshing drink and view the Edgar Denison native plant watercolors. Whether you choose to participate in one of the many activities at Shaw Nature Reserve or prefer to explore on your own, October is a spectacular month to do it!


Featured Events

Thursday, October 5
Nature Navigators: Full Moon Night Hike for Families

Six Sundays beginning
October 8
Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Saturday, October 14
Woven Loom Blooms!

Saturday, October 28
Happy Halloween Hike

Coming Soon

Friday, November 10
Nature Navigators: Insect Discovery

Friday, November 17
Shaw Family Adventures: Thanksgiving Hike