Adult Programs

Autumn Equinox Hike (in person)

Celebrate the first day of fall with a guided hike through the Arboretum’s natural areas

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Celebrate the first day of fall with a guided hike through the Arboretum’s natural areas.

The autumn equinox is the day of the year when the sun is directly above the equator, making day and night equal in length all around the world. The autumn equinox has been recognized throughout human history with rituals and traditions, celebrated in various ways by different cultures.

During this guided walk, you will pass beneath the shadows of Human+Nature sculptures and:

  • hear equinox lore, 
  • learn about the animals that are active by day and by night, 
  • learn how the shorter days trigger certain activities in nature, and 
  • find out how the flora and fauna prepare for the winter season that lies ahead.  

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Held outdoors. Dress for the weather. Plan to walk more than one mile over uneven terrain. Limit 12

COVID-19 Precautions:

  • If you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone who is unwell in the last two weeks, you must stay home. A full refund will be issued on request.
  • Participants who are not vaccinated or are partly vaccinated must wear a face mask and practice social distancing, indoors and outdoors. Face masks and social distancing are optional for fully vaccinated individuals.
  • By attending Arboretum programs without a face mask, you are affirming that you are fully vaccinated (at least two weeks have passed since your final shot).

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