We will focus on discovering and identifying the spring wildflowers as we hike through the Blue Ridge Mountains. We will spend the first session in the classroom previewing wildflowers we hope to see and reviewing the hikes we will take in the next four sessions. Hikes will be 4-6 miles on rocky, uneven and uphill terrain with many stops for wildflower discovery. Participants should have a strong interest in our local flora and be capable hikers.
Marianne Mooney (firstname.lastname@example.org) served as president of the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society for 10 years. She has led many plant walks, propagated native plants and presented programs on native flora. Marianne has co-taught courses on spring and summer wildflowers at College for Seniors and this term will do so with her sister Diane Mooney who enjoys hiking and wildflowers.