Transition Bluffton hosts a river walk along the Little Riley on Sunday, April 23. Naturalist Anne Coburn-Griffis will lead the walk exploring plant and animal life in the Motter Metro Park just outside of Bluffton.
The walk will start at 6 p.m. and last 1-1.5 hours. Walkers will explore park trails and be introduced to creatures that make their home in and along the Little Riley. Participants will need good walking shoes and should bring binoculars and magnifying lenses.
Parking for Motter Metro Park is located at 10740 Columbus Grove-Bluffton Road. The 105-acre park has a mowed grass trail and is restoring grassland habitat to the area.
Coburn-Griffis is a facilitator at The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm near Pandora, and has been active in volunteer water quality monitoring and wildlife rehabilitation.
The riverwalk is one of several events hosted by Transition Bluffton this spring and summer.
The organization’s mission is to bring people together to build resilience and sustainability in Bluffton and beyond. To learn more about future events, visit TransitionBluffton.org.