Native Wildflower and Tree Hike With Special Guest

In the case of light drizzle or cloudy skies we will still have the hike. In the case of a steady drizzle to heavy rain the event will be postponed until May 31st (sat.) at 10am.

Take a easy hike with Jay Clark which is the author of Wildflowers of Pigeon Mountain.
Mr. Clark is a retired science teacher, having taught life science, biology, geology and physical sciences for thirty years in Catoosa County, Georgia. He is a naturalist with memberships in the Georgia Botanical Society, the Georgia Native Plant Society, the Walker County Historical Society, the Central States Archeological Society, the Genuine Indian Relic Society and the Georgia Wildlife Federation. He works with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in tracking protected plants of northwest Georgia. He also volunteers as a botanical guardian for the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance, planting and monitoring the reintroduction of endangered plants to existing sites. This is a Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary Activity with the Sierra Club
Donations are suggested but not required.

Liability forms are required
http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/national/participantforms/forms/individual_waiver.pdf
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  • Marti O.

    I learned a few new trees / plants. Too bad it rained.

    1 · May 17, 2014

    • sheryl

      Marti, you might be interested in The Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary Celebration Festival held at Outdoor Chattanooga Aug. 23rd. Holli (went on the hike) will be leading an edible plant hike at 4pm in Renaissance Park (the Park next to Coolidge). I will post all of that soon.

      May 27, 2014

  • Rick F.

    If the ridge ever gets its own web site (aside from the Facebook page) it could use a species list, ideally with pictures and a map.

    May 18, 2014

    • sheryl

      All I was sent was your comments and It looked like you were having a conversation with yourself. Glad to see another person made some comments. :-)

      May 18, 2014

    • sheryl

      Rick, in the next month Davis and I will be putting Name plaques on the tree. We will post this on our Cherokee Sierra Club and on our Tennessee Heartwood Website.

      May 27, 2014

  • Rick F.

    That hickory? It was Carya ovata, shagbark. Shagbark has leaflets is 5s & a ridged nut. I counted the leaflets then (5) & have a nut here & it is ridged. Big shellbark (Carya laciniosa) should have at least 7 leaflets and a nut without ridges, so not shellbark.

    1 · May 18, 2014

    • Rick F.

      I looked that succor up.

      1 · May 18, 2014

    • sheryl

      Davis and I knew that it was Shagbark but I was not running the show. I know my trees better than the plants so I must say that I learned alot. Holli was teaching me a good bit and will be leading two hikes for us soon.

      May 27, 2014

  • Rick F.

    'Twas damp but a new place and I learned new plants, which is why I went.

    1 · May 17, 2014

  • sheryl

    Awesome hike despite the rain!

    May 17, 2014

  • sheryl

    In the case of light drizzle or cloudy skies we will still have the hike. In the case of a steady drizzle to heavy rain the event will be postponed until May 31st (sat.) at 10am.
    Bring your pancho's!

    May 16, 2014

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