Plant Walk at Ghost River State Natural Area with Allan Trently (West TN Stewardship Ecologist) and Bart Jones of the Tennessee Native Plant Society - Saturday, March 30, 10:00 a.m. CT.
Meeting Location: Meet at the intersection of Hwy 57 and Yager Rd. at caution light in LaGrange
Directions: From Memphis, follow Poplar Ave. (Hwy 57) through Collierville, Rossville, and Moscow to LaGrange. From Jackson, TN and points east take Hwy 18 south through Bolivar and Hickory Valley, turn right onto Hwy 57 and go west two miles to LaGrange.
CARPOOL will depart Herb Parsons Lake parking lot at 9:15
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: RSVP before 4:00 PM on Thursday, March 28th to Mr. Trently at[masked] or at [masked]
Description: This early spring trip will visit a rather large population of Southern Twayblade (Listera australis), known from only two counties in Tennessee. This small orchid is the earliest blooming native orchid in Tennessee. We will also visit the sandhill community where sand post oak (Quercus margaretta) occurs and look for other early spring plants. This trip will also be part of the Tennessee Native Plant Society schedule of outings. The walk is considered easy to moderate. Boots are recommended due to possible muddy locations. Please bring lunch. There is no set time to how long the event will last. Participants are free to leave anytime during the day. For more information on Ghost River State Natural Area, including descriptions, directions, and maps, visit the Resource Management Division web site at: http://www.tn.gov/environment/na/natareas/ghostriver/. A map of Ghost River can be found at that web site at the link: http://www.tn.gov/environment/na/natareas/ghostriver/ghostriver.pdf.
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