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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 … Continue reading

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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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Glassy Mountain – April 15, 2019

On the way to the walk we were discussing the origins of Glassy Mountain and Kent researched it when he got home. Here is what he found. Monadnocks are mostly about what’s there – not how they got there. A … Continue reading

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Eva Russell Chandler Heritage Preserve (Scout) – November 5 & 7, 2018

Click on any picture to zoom. Photography by Ken Borgfeldt & Penny Longhurst  

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Whiteside Mountain – October 19, 2018

Whiteside Mountain Brochure Wildflowers of Whiteside Mountain, Jackson County, North Carolina by Kevin Adams Click on any picture to zoom and see the slide show. Photography by Penny Longhurst

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Ashmore Heritage Preserve – October 5, 2018

Our first fall visit. Click here to check what we found coming up or blooming in the spring for comparison. (Click on any picture to zoom) Photography by Ken Borgfeldt and Penny Longhurst

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Skinny Dip Falls – September 28, 2018

There were some questions on the walk about the two different “Mountain Fetterbushes”. In the pictures below you can see the difference between the deciduous Eubotrys recurva, which we saw on our walk, and the evergreen Pieris floribunda, seen along … Continue reading

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Scout at Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center on Purchase Knob – September 11, 2018

Scout at Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center on Purchase Knob The scouting team decided we should add this spot to our schedule next year. See what you think. Photography by Ken Borgfeldt & Susan Pfeiffer

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Big Ridge Loop – September 14, 2018

Photography by Ken Borgfeldt, Penny Longhurst, & Jim Poling

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Sam Knob Meadow – September 7, 2018

Be sure to check out Ken’s great video below the pictures!   Photography by Ken Borgfeldt,  Penny Longhurst, &  Jim Poling

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