Walk on the Wildside: Interpretive Wildflower Hike

Where the wildflowers themselves are the destination. Enlighten your senses and learn secret stories of the wildflowers of the Brasstown Bald Park and Wilderness Area! Our guide, Adam Bigelow, owner of Bigelow’s Botanical Excursions, will lead the group on a half day interpretive wildflower hike through Georgia’s only cloud forest. Adam will touch on topics such as how to find and identify wildflowers, ethics on use and harvesting of wild plants, as well as the geology, insects, soil biology and ecology that shape each wildflowers’ uniqueness.

May 13, Saturday 10AM – 2PM
$20 per person, bring your own lunch for a picnic
Class size limited to 15 people, minimum 8

What to bring: sun/ weather protection, sturdy shoes for hiking, water, picnic lunch, wildflower book if you have one, and your mother!

What to expect: Gentle 3 mile out and back walk N’ talk style hike on part of the Wagon Train Trail, program starts and returns to the rock pavilion next to the parking lot, meeting 15 minutes prior to start time. Lunch will be taken on the trail. Rain or shine. Additional $5 park entrance fee or free with Interagency Pass.

 

 

Adam Bigelow has lead wildflower walks for the Great Smoky Mountains Association, Highlands Biological Station, Cullowhee Native Plants Conference, North American Rock Garden Society, and many other groups and individuals. He holds degrees in both Horticulture and Environmental Science and is a member of the Steering Committee for the renowned Cullowhee Native Plants Conference.