A few weeks ago I went for a walk with a group of local residents and Sarah Roberts from the Native Plant Society of New Jersey. The walk was one in series of nature walks called First Sunday in the Park, organized by the Montgomery Friends of Open Space. The walks are a fun way to explore the nature trails and natural beauty of Montgomery Township.

On this particular walk I discovered that Montgomery has an Arboretum of Native Flora near the [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][Galick Tract in Montgomery Park](http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&cid=4408246983974215155&q=Galick+Tract/Montgomery&iwloc=A&gl=US&hl=en-US). I’ve live in Montgomery for twelve years and this was the first time I knew about this.

We walked leisurely along the paved pathways as Sarah taught about the native trees that had been planted to restore the area. Some trees were native to New Jersey and others are native to the United States. The park has many bridges and benches where one can sit and enjoy the quiet of nature and catch a few rays of sunlight. I’m having a great time discovering the local nature trails in Montgomery. I look forward to the next [Sunday in the Park event](http://www.montgomeryfriends.org/events/events.html).

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