Graybeard Mountain Overlook to Glassmine Falls Overlook – June 14, 2019

Photography by Ken Borgfeldt, Penny Longhurst, Jim Poling, & Joe Standaert. Click on any picture to zoom.

 

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Mystery Plant – What Is It?!

Can you help identify this plant seen at Black Balsam Knob (approx. 6000 ft)?

If you have any idea what it is, please send us an email at wcbotanicalclub@gmail.com.

Several people have suggested it’s a dried flower, maybe from an abandoned bouquet!

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Tanbark Tunnel to Bull Gap – May 31, 2019

History of Rattlesnake Lodge

Photography by Ken Borgfeldt, Penny Longhurst, & Jim Poling. (Click on any picture to zoom & enter the slide show).

 

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Eva Russell Chandler Heritage Preserve – May 24, 2019

Photography by Helen Colson, Alice Greko, David Heavner, Richard Holzman, & Lucy Prim. Click on any picture to zoom.

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Plott Balsam Overlook & Heintooga Ridge Road – May 20, 2019

We started at Plott Balsam Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway (mile post 457.9) and zeroed the odometer. Subsequent stops were made on Heintooga Ridge Road after approximately 1.6 miles at “Mile High OL”, 1.9 & 2.9 miles for roadside botanizing, 4 miles at the Masonic Shrine or Marker at Black Camp Gap, Polls Gap at 6.6 miles, & the end of the paved road after 9.6 miles driving.

Photography by David Heavner, Penny Longhurst, Susan Pfeiffer, Jim Poling, & Joe Standaert. Click on any picture to enter the slide show.

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Corneille Bryan Native Garden – May 13, 2019

The Corneille Bryan Native Garden was established in 1990 to call attention to the unique plant life in the Southern Appalachians and to promote its preservation. By 2012 there were approximately 500 species of plants, excluding grasses and weeds. You can read an “Our State” magazine article about the gardens here. Click on any picture to zoom.

Photography by Ken Borgfeldt. Click on any picture to zoom.

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BRP Ridgeline Trail – May 17, 2019

Photography by Ken Borgfeldt, Jim Poling, & Joe Standaert. Click on any picture to zoom.

 

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Big Ridge Loop – May 10, 2019

Photography by Ken Borgfeldt. Click on any picture to zoom.

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Stelloh & Burlingame Gardens – May 6, 2019

Thanks Audrey, Sharon, & Wes! What a treat!

Photography by Ken Borgfeldt.

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Craven Gap North – May 3, 2019

Photography by Ken Borgfeldt, Penny Longhurst & Jim Poling

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