Mon, Jun 20|
Meet at CLE
Eco Tour: Wildflowers and Plants of Whiteside Mountain
Time & Location
Jun 20, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Meet at CLE, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA
About the Event
Join trip leader Adam Bigelow on this slow paced but exciting walk up to the overlooks of Whiteside Mountain. Even if you've walked here before, it will feel brand new seeing this area through the eyes of a naturalist. Whiteside is home to many rare and special plants, including Clammy Locust which only grows on the Plateau. Save the date: Be prepared to hike in light rain. In the event of severe weather, the backup date is Wednesday June 22nd.
Check in at CLE office at 9:00am, carpool to the trail-head Limit: 20
Guide: Adam Bigelow is a Horticulturist and the owner of Bigelow's Botanical Excursions, an Ecotourism business offering guided, interpretive walks with a focus on the native Wildflowers and Plants of the Southern Appalachian bioregion. Adam has been studying and working with plants for over twenty years, and is the Garden Manager for the Cullowhee Community Garden, a donation based organic community garden supported by the Jackson County Health Department.