See spring wildflowers around Unicoi

Thu, 03/27/2008 - 9:36pm
By: Cal Beverly

DATE: April 18th and 19th, 2008

TIME: Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

LOCATION: Unicoi State Park and Lodge
1788 Hwy. 356
Helen, GA 30545

COST: Parking Fee Required

DESCRIPTION: On April 18 and 19, 2008, Unicoi State Park and Lodge will hold their annual “Spring Wildflowers Around Unicoi” weekend.

Starting at 8 p.m.on Friday, there will be a wildflower slide show and lecture that will help both the novice and experienced wildflower enthusiasts to better appreciate the colorful and fascinating world of mountain wildflowers.

On Saturday, April 19, 2008, there will be a wildflower walk up to Anna Ruby Falls. The hike is approximately three-quarters of a mile.

At 1 p.m. there will be a medicinal and edible plant walk including gathering, preparing, and sampling. We will hike approximately 1.5 miles.

At 4 p.m., come join Park Staff on a wildflower walk around our Bottoms Loop Trail. This hike is 2 miles in length.

At 8 p.m. join us this evening around the campfire as we trade stories by the fire and put together some S’mores. Bring your own fixin’s!

INFORMATION: Pre-registration required for different wildflower walks. To register call the Programming Department at 800-573-9659, ext. 305. Leave a message with: your name, telephone number, which walk you would like to attend, the number of people attending.

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