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Coontree Trail – September 23, 2022

We haven’t visited Coontree in the fall since 2017. Clearly this visit was overdue! Photography by Randy Richardson & Joe Standaert. Plants that are non-native to North America are indicted by an asterisk (*) placed after the species name. Click … Continue reading

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Park at Flat Rock – September 16, 2022

We hadn’t visited the Park at Flat Rock in quite a while. Now there’s lots to see. Photography by Ken Borgfeldt, Penny Longhurst, & Lucy Prim.  Click on any picture to zoom. Plants that are non-native to North America are … Continue reading

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Frying Pan Gap Trail – September 12, 2022

This was our sixth monthly walk on the Frying Pan Gap Trail. What a gorgeous day! We hiked the trail from the gate to the Pisgah Inn & returned walking along the Parkway.  Photography by Daudie & John Colson & … Continue reading

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Sam Knob Meadow – August 9, 2022

We started the trip in fog. Fortunately it never rained, although there were some gloomy moments. Sadly with no sun there were few bees or butterflies. After the field trip we wandered around the Black Balsam area for a while. … Continue reading

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Parkway South – August 26, 2022

Stops were Wagon Gap Overlook, Log Hollow Overlook, and Wolf Mountain Overlook. It started pouring with rain just as we finished and we had to abandon all plans of going for lunch at Courthouse Valley Overlook (except for Jim who … Continue reading

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