Upcoming programs at Hayes Arboretum feature hiking, biking, wildflowers, invasive species and mushrooms, plus a free place to watch the April 8 total solar eclipse.

On April 4, a free trail hike will begin at 9 a.m. at Hayes, 801 Elks Road.

A free walking tour at 9 a.m. April 5 will teach the arboretum’s history during the mile-long walk on paved surfaces.

Join Hayes from 9 a.m. to noon April 6 for a free family mountain bike ride along two routes. Meet at the east side entrance’s parking lot at the corner of Hayes Arboretum Road and Woodside Drive.

Hayes will offer extended hours and free access April 7 and 8, opening from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Gates will close April 8 when parking capacity is met for the eclipse.

A Hayes naturalist will lead an educational hike about spring wildflowers at 10 a.m. April 13. The program is free for members and $2 for nonmembers.

From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. April 27. Hayes will host a free educational volunteer event about invasive plant species. Dress accordingly and bring work gloves.

Don Ruch will present a free program and hike featuring spring mushrooms from 10 a.m. to noon May 4. 

To learn more or register for programs, visit hayesarb.org or call 7675-962-3745.

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A version of this article appeared in the March 20 2024 print edition of the Western Wayne News.