Tag Archives: North Carolina

Holmes Educational State Forest, Upper Loop (Demonstration Trail) – October15, 2020

Holmes Trail Map Photography by Penny Longhurst & Joe Standaert. Plants that are non-native to North America are indicated by an asterisk (*) placed after the species name. Click on any picture to zoom and view the slide show.

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Buck Creek Serpentine Barrens – September 22, 2021

Some members visited the unique Buck Creek Serpentine Barrens on a very wet day, guided by Maria Dunlavey, a botanist with the U.S. Forest Service. Penny waited until the skies cleared before going! You can see that in Joe’s pictures … Continue reading

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Purchase Knob – September 10, 2021

From the NPS website: The Appalachian Highland Science Learning Center is based on 535 acres in Haywood County, North Carolina, contiguous with the rest of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The parcel includes the 5,086 foot elevation Purchase Knob, a … Continue reading

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Parkway South – August 27, 2021

Stops were Wagon Gap Overlook, Wolf Mountain Overlook, & lunch at Courthouse Valley Overlook. Photography by Penny Longhurst & Jim Poling. Plants that are non-native to North America are indicated by an asterisk (*) placed after the species name. Click on … Continue reading

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Bonnie’s Garden – July 14, 2021

We couldn’t make it to the Parkway for our scheduled walk, but here is the next best thing. A peek at summer plants in our co-leader’s fabulous garden! Plants that are non-native to North America are indicated by an asterisk … Continue reading

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