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Image description: April 2024 Friends of the Forest Newsletter. Upper left corner shows the logo, a poplar leaf and the words “Berea College Forestry Outreach Center”. Below reads “at the Pinnacles: Homelands of the Shawnee and Cherokee Peoples. Tuesday-Saturday 10a.m.-4p.m., Sunday 12p.m.-4p.m. Trails open dawn to dusk daily. 2047 Big Hill Rd. Berea, KY 40403. 859-756-3315. April Events. The FOC will be closed April 7-9th. All events at the FOC/Pinnacles unless otherwise noted. Free and open to all. Outdoor activities weather-dependent. Nature Hikes at the Pinnacles: Saturdays at 1:00 pm, meet at FOC. KDF Arbor Day Celebration April 5th 11:00 am, 209 Chestnut St. Wildflower Walk at the Pinnacles West Barton Trailhead April 3rd, 5:30 pm. Campus Earth Day Celebration April 22nd. Nature R&R April 11th, 5:15-7:15 pm at Anglin Falls April 25th, 5:15-7:15 pm at Pinnacles RSVP on Eventbrite, info on p. 2. Family Activities April 4th: Tadpoles in a Tizzy 11-12. April 5th: Bug-apalooza 2:00-3:00pm. April 14th: 1 Mile Inquiry Walk leave at 2:00pm. April 21st: Fairy House Building 2:00-3:00pm. Below this is a list of social media logos including Facebook, “Instagram @bereacollegefoc, iNaturalist Citizen Science Project: Biodiversity of the Berea College Forest, Seek: App by iNaturalist, great I.D. tool for kids and families. FOC website:” The upper right corner has an overlook image from the Pinnacles. Below is the main article. Under the title “Caretakers of the Campus Forest” there is an image of a person cutting a large downed tree with a chainsaw. Next to it is the tree’s cross section where the rings are visible. Photos by Michael Barnes. The article reads “Many of the trees on campus are old enough to have witnessed more than a century’s worth of Berea College’s rich history. The tree that fell in front of Draper Hall during a winter storm is no exception. Facilities Management and the Forestry Department worked together to remove the fallen tree. These department’s employees and labor students are stewards of the natural world that the College is a part of. Through conscientious management practices, they work to make the Berea College forest and campus the healthiest it can be. While it is sad to lose a presence such as this tree, the wood will be sold or used for special projects around campus.” Below is another image of a group of people in chainsaw safety gear smiling. The caption reads “Forestry and F.M. Grounds students joined together for a day of chainsaw training at the Wendell Berry School of Farming!”

Page 2 is split into four quadrants and a footer. The upper left says “Nature R&R. Nature Relaxation and restoration is a 2 hour slow paced restorative forest experience. Please bring a portable hair or something to sit on, dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. We hope you join us! Weather dependent. April 11th 5:15-7:15 at Anglin Falls. April 25th 5:15-7:15 at the Pinnacles, lower forest. Please RSVP and find directions on Eventbrite!” The upper right has an image of a horse in harness and says “Lucy Starts Training. Lucy is the first foal to be born and start working here in Berea’s forest! She is on her way to grow as big and strong as her mom, Holly. Now that she is one month from three years old, though she is still developing, it is safe for her to start training to pull light weight. She’ll learn the ropes from her mom as her teammate.” The bottom left has phlox, spring beauty, and Dutchmen’s breeches flowers in the background. The text reads “Wildflower Walk. Meet at the West Barton Trailhead April 3rd, 5:30 pm. Weather dependent. Join us for a gentle walk in the woods to find spring ephemeral flowers. We will meet at the West Barton Trail parking lot and leave at 5:30 pm. Directions: Park in the parking lot 1 mile before the main Pinnacles lot when coming from Berea, after you pass Silver Creek Baptist Church, it is the first entrance on your left. The bottom right has an image that reads “Kentucky Division of Forestry & Berea College invite you to celebrate Kentucky Arbor Day at Berea College 209 Chestnut St. Berea, KY 40403. Friday, April 5, 2024. Arbor Day Ceremony at 11:00am. Tree planting to follow. This event is open to the community. Please join us, rain or shine. The Kentucky seal, Berea College logo, and Team Kentucky logo are pictured. The footer reads “Family Activities. Free and open to all *** outdoor activities are weather-dependent, RSVP on Facebook to follow any updates. April 4th Tadpoles in a Tizzy! 11:00am-12:00pm We’ll catch tadpoles in our frog pond! Wear water shoes and clothes that can get messy. April 5th Bug-apalooza 2:00-3:00 pm Come see what all the buzz is about with Berea’s bugs! April 14th 1 Mile Inquiry Walk leave at 2:00 pm We’ll walk on our 1 mile loop and talk about what makes us curious about the natural world. April 21st Fairy House Building 2:00-3:00 pm Let’s build our forest fairy friends homes with natural materials–bring your own, find some here, or use what we’ve collected! The bottom image is of the hills surrounding Owsley Fork Reservoir.

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