Hike the Ava Glades – largest Dolomite Glades in North America!
Natural Community Ecologist Mike Leahy with the Missouri Department of Conservation will serve as guide as the Missouri Prairie Foundation explores the largest dolomite glades in North America within the Mark Twain National Forest south of Ava, Mo. (Douglas and Ozark Counties). The excursion will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.
This landscape of xeric prairie-like habitats supports both prairie flora and fauna and specialized glade plants and animals.
Hikers will explore more than 100 acres of glades (larger than many prairie remnants) along the Gladetop Trail National Scenic Byway, part of the proposed Ava Glades Missouri Natural Area. The event will involve moderately strenuous hiking over rocky terrain. To RSVP send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-843-6739.