Monday, January 9, 2012

Winter Roan Mountain Naturalists' Rally

Mark your calendars for the annual Winter Roan Mountain Naturalists' Rally on February 11th.

In addition to discussions led by guest speakers on the natural history of the Roan Mountain region, the rally is offering three guided hikes. Here’s the lineup:

Hike # 1
Marty Silver, a Warriors’ State Park legend with wildlife and children, will lead an animal tracking hike down near the Doe River. Marty is the expert on the habits and habitats of the Roan’s animals.

Hike# 2
Jerry Greer, acclaimed Blue Ridge photographer, will lead a photography hike through the beautiful winter woods west of Twin Springs. If you are lucky to have it, see this area on p.92 of his latest book, The Blue Ridge Ancient and Majestic. Bring your Canons and Nikons.

Hike # 3
Jamey Donaldson, “superb botanist” as mentioned in Jennifer Bauer’s new book, “Roan Mountain: History of an Appalachian Treasure”, will lead a hike to the alder balds on the Roan. Jamey heads up the Roan Mountain Baa-tany Goat Project.

For more information on the event, please click here.


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