Monthly Archives: July 2020

Big Ridge & Shut-In Trails Scout – July 27, 2020

Charlie & Alice suggested these spots. Great idea! Hiked from Big Ridge Overlook north to the Parkway & then back along the road, and then from Mills River Overlook north.  Joe  & Mary stopped off at Mills River Overlook on … Continue reading

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Parkway South Scout – July 20, 2020

BAD NEWS! The mowers have taken out the large Turk’s Cap Lily seen near Wolf Mountain Overlook on July 13 (hard to believe they couldn’t see it!), as well as loads of other unique plants and left deep, wet, muddy … Continue reading

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Hemphill Bald & Heintooga Ridge Road Scout – July 14, 2020

Joe and Mary drove up the Heintooga Ridge Road to the end of the paved section and then hiked the Hemphill Bald trail from Polls Gap. Photography by Joe Standaert. Click on any picture to enter the slide show. Plants … Continue reading

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Wolf Mountain Overlook Scout – July 13, 2020

BAD NEWS! Stopped here today (July 20, 2020) and sadly the mowers had taken out the Turk’s Cap Lily as well as loads of other unique plants and left deep, wet, muddy ruts for several hundred yards along the Parkway. … Continue reading

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Spring & Early Summer at Sherwood Forest

Harriet and Susan have been checking out the plants in Sherwood Forest. Here’s some of what they saw. Photography by Harriet Walls. (Click on any picture to zoom) Plants that are non-native to North America are indicated by an asterisk … Continue reading

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DuPont Visitor Center to Lake Julia Scout – June 23, 2020

Last week, while Penny was walking along Sky Valley Road taking pictures of flowers, I was just a mile or so away walking to Lake Julia taking pictures too! I was delighted to find so many flowers blooming, and delighted … Continue reading

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