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Blue Wild Indigo at Penny’s Bend

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


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with Ed Harrison, Naturalist

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location: Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve
Fee: $18 ($16 Members)

This hike will provide a wonderful opportunity to see rare flora at Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve, owned by the Army Corps of Engineers, and managed by the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Baptisia aberrans is an imperiled species at the state level and survives in only a small number of remnant Piedmont prairie or savanna patches. The Garden’s management practices at Penny’s Bend has favored a variety of prairie and savanna flora. About 2 miles in length, much of this hike is on primitive trails over uneven terrain, with one short, steep climb up from the river. Wear sturdy hiking footwear and bring insect repellent, water, and a walking stick, if you ever use one.


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