Tag Archives: Pisgah National Forest

More Non-native Plants!

Ken and Annie already showed us the non-native flora they found this year on the Henderson County Walkways. Here are more non-native plants we have encountered elsewhere. Photography by Becky Armstrong, Ken Borgfeldt, Penny Longhurst, Jim Poling, & Joe Standaert. … Continue reading

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Wildflowers of North Carolina: A Community Photo Exhibit

North Carolina is home to over 3,000 species of wildflowers. As part of the 2020: Year of the Wildflower theme at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, they asked for submissions of photos of native wildflowers in our state. The result … Continue reading

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Parkway South Scout – September 2020

Stops included Courthouse Valley Overlook, Graveyard Fields/Second Falls Overlook, Herrin Knob Overlook, Pigeon Gap, Pounding Mill Overlook, Wolf Mountain Overlook, & many other interesting spots in between! Photography by Richard Holzman & Penny Longhurst. Click on any picture to zoom. … Continue reading

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Bear Pen Gap to Wet Camp Gap – August 10 & 13, 2020

Photography by Penny Longhurst & Aleta Tisdale. Click on any picture to zoom.  

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Sam Knob – Flat Laurel Creek Loop Scout – August 11 & 17, 2020

Charlie & Alice hiked the loop on August 11th & Penny hiked the meadow on August 17th. Photography by Alice & Charlie Brice and Penny Longhurst. Click on any picture to enter the slide show.   Plants that are non-native … Continue reading

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Bull Gap In-and-Out Scout – August 6, 2020

History of Rattlesnake Lodge Joe hiked in-and-out from Bull Gap towards Rattlesnake Lodge. Photography by Joe Standaert. (Click on any picture to zoom & enter the slide show). Plants that are non-native to North America are indicated by an asterisk … 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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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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Bear Pen Gap to Wet Camp Gap – June 3, 2020

We stopped at Wolf Mountain Overlook on the way home, so I’ve included pictures taken there. Photography by Penny Longhurst. Click on any picture to zoom.

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Sam Knob – Flat Laurel Creek Loop & Log Hollow Overlook – June 12, 2020

Stopped at Log Hollow Overlook on the way back from the Black Balsam trailhead. Glad we did! Photography by Penny Longhurst. Click on any picture to enter the slide show. Plants that are non-native to North America are indicated by … Continue reading

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