Landmark Park holds last Wacky Wednesday

(WTVY News 4)
Published: Jul. 31, 2019 at 4:51 PM CDT
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A group of kids were led on a nature hike across the boardwalk at Landmark Park Wednesday morning.

It was the park's last Wacky Wednesday of the summer.

Participants went on an insect scavenger hunt and learned about the longleaf pine and gopher tortoise which are endangered in the area.

Landmark's Education Director says these have an impact on the rest of the food web and ecosystem as the tortoise helps other creatures escape from wildfires.

"Even an eastern diamondback rattlesnake will be in a gopher tortoise hole to escape some of these fires," said Tabitha Shumaker. "So if we didn't have the gopher tortoise, there would be no way for forest animals, insects, and species to escape."

Landmark Park is also hosting its Education Festival on Saturday, August 3rd from 10 am to 2 pm.

There will be food vendors and several programs throughout the park to help teachers and students.