Published Thursday, October 04, 2012

Hike & Like Sunday at Line Creek Nature Area offers family outdoor activities

From Staff Reports

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The Southern Conservation Trust is hosting “Hike & Like,” an afternoon of free family outdoor fun this Sunday at Line Creek Nature Area in Peachtree City.

Activities begin at 2 p.m. and include trail hiking, treasure hunt, prizes and door prizes.

The well-loved trails will offer hiking along Line Creek and among the outcroppings. An experienced guide will highlight fascinating facts about our local ecosystem and wildlife habitats. Prizes for most unique wildlife species and seedpod spotted will be awarded.

Those attending will have a chance to see a diverse collection of live venomous and non-venomous snakes and alligators. Presented by Southeastern Reptile Rescue’s Jason Clark at 3 p.m., watchers will be only feet away learning how to identify king snakes, rat snakes, corn snakes, copperheads, cottonmouths, rattlesnakes and even an American alligators. Clark captivates the crowd with the reptiles and his rescue adventures while he teaches why we should appreciate and protect these often feared members of the animal kingdom. Donations to defray the cost of the program will be accepted.

Additional activities include a treasure hunt with prizes and refreshments. All activities are presented thanks to many sponsors and partners.

Southern Conservation Trust is a Fayette County-based conservation nonprofit that owns, manages and protects 1,600 acres of farms, forests and environmentally sensitive land in the Southern Crescent. It hosts environmental programs and enhances its four public use preserves in Fayette County with trails, overlooks and re-introduction of native species. As a regional land trust the trust works with willing landowners to permanently protect open space that benefits the community and can offer tax benefits for the landowner.

Hike & Like will run from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Line Creek Nature Area located off Highway 54 at MacDuff Parkway, Peachtree City. To register or for more information visit www.sctlandtrust.org or info@sctlandtrust.org .

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