Wed, May 18

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Interpretive Hike: Spring Wildflowers at Panthertown

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Time & Location

May 18, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Meet at CLE, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA

About the Event

Panthertown  Valley is one of the most beautiful and special of places in Southern  Appalachia, with many great views, waterfalls, and distinct ecosystems.   Join Trip Leader Adam Bigelow for a slow, easy walk along the trail to Salt Rock overlook, where we will see many beautiful trees, shrubs, and wildflowers including Pink Lady Slipper Orchids.

Save the date:  In the event of severe weather, the backup date is Thursday May 19th

Check in at the CLE office at 9:00 am             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 he 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.

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