Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgramage in Gatlinburg, TN

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For 5 days each year the Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgamage consisting of nature walks, history walks, photographic tours of wildlife, flora and history in the Great Smoky Mountains. This years pilgramage will be from April 22-26.

The 4 day event is filled with classes, programs, interactive activities and outdoor field trips.  The First days agenda:

7:00 11:00 Birding for the Experienced
7:00 11:00 Birding for the Novice
8:00 11:00 Terrestrial Insect Walk
8:00 11:00 Wildflower Walk: Ash Hopper Branch
 8:00 11:00 Wildflowers of the Cove Hardwood Nature Trail
8:00 11:00 Fern Walk: The Sinks
8:00 11:00 Wildflower Walk: Porters Creek Trail
8:30 11:00 Civilian Conservation Corp in the Great Smokies
8:45 11:00 Wildflower Hike: Chestnut Top Trail
8:45 11:00 Trees of the Smokies near Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
11:30 13:00 Welcoming Luncheon
13:15 14:45 Woodland Spring ΓÇô Carol Liguori Wolfe, Ecologist, Science Writer, Photographer
13:30 16:30 Going Natural in the Garden
13:30 16:30 Wildflower Walk: Noah “Bud” Ogle Trail
13:30 16:30 Black Bear and Wild Hog Hike
13:30 16:30 Moss Walk along Injun Creek Trail in Greenbrier
13:30 16:30 Salamander Foray from Low to High Elevation
13:30 16:30 Tree and Shrub Identification Walk
13:30 16:30 Beginner’s Photographic Workshop
13:45 17:15 The Walker Sisters’ Cabin and Little Greenbrier School
13:45 17:15 History Walk: Porters Creek Trail
13:45 16:15 Cascades and Wildflower Walk along Lynn Camp Prong
13:45 17:15 Wildflowers of West Prong Trail
14:00 17:00 Wildflower Walk: Oconaluftee River Trail
15:00 16:30 Wildflower Folklore Ila Hatter, 21 years as Pilgrimage hike leader, Interpretive Naturalist & Wildcrafter
7:30 18:00 Backcountry Wildflower Hike: Benton MacKaye and Mountains-to-the-Sea loop
8:30 16:30 Wildflower Hike: Road Prong Trail
17:30 19:00 Featured Wildflower Artist Reception
19:30 20:30 Climate Change and Global Warming

for a full calendar of scheduled events, visit: http://www.springwildflowerpilgrimage.org/wildflower/registration/schedule.cfm

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