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Posted on Apr 14, 2016

Join Nature Conservancy for guided walk along Beezley Hills

Staff report
The Nature Conservancy invites people to see the magic of Beezley Hills up close at its Wildflower Day Celebration on April 30.
Participants will be able to explore the Moses Coulee and Beezley Hills Preserve while joining in guided walks and talks about nature. The activities on April 30 include:
w11 a.m.: Guided Wander – Nature Conservancy staffer and birder Deb Crespin will lead a group walking the Monument Hill trail.
wNoon: Pygmy Rabbits – Peter Lancaster, who has been involved in the effort to recover pygmy rabbits from extinction, will discuss the pygmy rabbit project, at the trailhead.
w1 p.m. All About the Bloom – Molly Boyter, botanist for the Bureau of Land Management, and Emily Orling, botanist for Rebalance Consulting, will be at the trailhead to share information about plants and flowers.
Activities begin at the Monument Hill Road north of Quincy. To get there from Highway 28 at the east end of Quincy, take Columbia Way north (this is where the canal crosses under the highway). The S-curve will quickly become Road P Northwest. Continue north on P Northwest, which becomes Monument Hill Road for just over 6 ½ miles to the top of Monument Hill. Park along the side of the road and meet staff at the walk-through gate.

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