Take a hike with naturalist Hendershot

“WNC Nesters,” a field trip from Heintooga Road down to Kituwah, will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, by the Great Smoky Mountains Audubon Society as part of their summer program schedule.

Don Hendershot will lead the field trip. Hendershot is a naturalist, biological consultant and freelance writer. His column, “The Naturalist’s Corner,” has appeared in The Smoky Mountain News for more than a decade. He was one of seven journalists in the Southeast nominated for Wild South’s 2011 Roosevelt-Ashe “Outstanding Journalist in Conservation” award.

The field trip group will meet at the Wal-Mart parking lot near Verizon in Waynesville. Participants should bring a bag lunch, water and rain gear. The field trip is free and open to everyone. GSMAS.com.

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