Care to enjoy the natural beauty of woodlands and wetlands in this autumn season of mists and mellow fruitfulness? The Nanaimo and Area Land Trust is leading one-hour native plant walks through the beautiful woods and ponds at the VanKerkoerle property in Cassidy, BC. Participants should meet at the NALT Natural Abundance Native Plant Nursery, 3145 Frost Road, south of Nanaimo. There is no fee, but advance sign-up is required. To register or for questions, call 250-714-1990. Dates of upcoming hikes include Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at 1 pm and Saturday, October 9, 2010, at 1 pm.