Visitors toured the grounds of George Washington Carver National Monument in honor of National Trails Day.
Hikers learned the origins of different plant species and how to deal with sun exposure, ticks, and insect bites on the trail.
Not only is it important for people to learn about environmental concerns, but it’s important for visitors to cherish Carver’s legacy and walk the same trails as he did as a child.
Randall Becker, George Washington Carver supervisory park ranger, says, “The community loves the park, I love hiking. So it’s a good combination there. Get them in here. We have some young kids on the white walk today. So we want to develop life long learners and hikers”
Visitors were able to walk the main three-quarter mile trail, as well as a special boundary walk led by a ranger.