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Westside: Winter Walking on the Wild Side

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Gazelle Sports is offering fun and exercise as we investigate the outdoors with Winter Walkin' on the Wild Side. The walks are free.

Get out and get MOTIVATED! FREE 60-90 minute nature walks.

Learn to love the winter landscape and the possibilities it offers for great outdoor experiences and fun with like-minded people. Leash up your well behaved dog or bring a friend to enjoy the multiple benefits in learning about the variety of local trails, their history and specific environmental features to be enjoyed again and again during the different seasons.

These free walks are led by two people who love the outdoors and are eager to share their knowledge and passion with you.

Following the walks those interested are welcome to join us for continued conversation and a bite to eat at one of our delicious local restaurants.

Your Guides: David Nesius is an active member of many nature organizations, including the Asylum Lake Preservation Association, Audubon Society of Kalamazoo, Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy, Michigan Botanical Club, Wild Ones and Kalamazoo Valley Walkers.

Wil Reding is an Environmental Sciences instructor at Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo Valley Community College. During his free time he runs a company called "Rent a Rambling Naturalist" throughout the Midwest. Wil models his life mentor John Muir.

Directions: Saturday, January 11, 10:30 am Oshtemo Township Park Trail 7275 W. Main St. – just west of 7th St. on the south side of the road. Take main entrance into Oshtemo Township

Library, turn right at the end of the main driveway. Continue down through parking lots to the Oshtemo Park Trailhead sign. A driveway on your left leads into a large parking area. If you miss the library entrance, there is another one just down the road on your left.

Meet up afterward – Marta’s Fine Food 6541 Stadium Drive