Spring is a magical time in the mountains. Many spring wildflowers can be seen growing along hiking trails. We will hike to wildflower "hot spots" that are known for the diversity of blooms. We will focus on identifying and learning about the wildflowers that grow in our area. Participants must have good walking ability and be able to walk three miles on trails. Participants will need to wear hiking boots and use a hiking stick. Field trips will end in the field and can be up to one hour from the Reuter Center. Recommended text: Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians by Dennis Horn and Tavia Cathcart, ISBN-13: 978-1551054285.
Marilyn Kolton (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lou Dwarshuis are both certified Blue Ridge Naturalists with a special interest in wildflowers and birds. They have taught and led many wildflower hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains.