Walk among the wildflowers

A six-week course giving a hands-on overview of spring wildflowers in Southern Appalachia will begin the week of March 18. 

Horticulturalist Adam Bigelow will lead the sessions, covering basic techniques for identifying wildflowers with ID guides and keys, the stories behind plants’ names and uses, and plants’ relationship to each other and the world around them. Students will put this information to use during field portions walking gently among the flowers. 

Two sections of the class will be offered: noon to 3 p.m. Sundays and 9 a.m. to noon Mondays. Classes run March 18 through April 22, with additional sessions offered afterward through October. Cost is $160 per person for the series or $45 for a single walk. 

Register by emailing Bigelow at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.facebook.com/bigelowsbotanicalexcursions

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