Wildflower fans will enjoy a guided, curated hike on Haw Ridge this Saturday, April 29, at 10 am. There will likely be sightings of inconspicuous orchid, Wister’s coralroot, and other spring wildflowers, a press release said.
“Some of these flowers are growing on a small cedar barren,” said botanist and hike leader Larry Pounds. “We’ll walk a loop of less than two miles. The trail is rough in places.”
The hike, which is open to the public, is co-sponsored by Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning and Tennessee Native Plant Society.
To participate, meet in Oak Ridge at the Haw Ridge Park bicycle trailhead (at coordinates 36.000259°, -84.185156°), the main parking lot off Edgemoor Road at the intersection of Edgemoor and Centennial Village Drive at 10 a.m. Saturday. Bring water, a lunch, and bug spray. Pets are not permitted.
Advance registration is needed. Contact Larry Pounds at 865-705-8516 or at
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