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A Morning in the Barrens at Flat Rock

August 29, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Helianthus eggertii

Numerous composites will be flowering at this time of year and some of them are rare or uncommon. Grasses will also be putting on a show as we wind our way through the barrens before the worst of the heat arrives in the middle of the day. Globally rare plants can be found on this natural area and we will see a few and discuss the ongoing management that benefits them. Bring your insect repellent as we will occasionally leave the security of the trail. The total distance hiked should be less than 2 miles, but the heat at this time of year could make it feel worse.

Difficulty: Moderate difficulty due to some rocky and uneven terrain and potential high temperatures.

Contact/Leader: Todd Crabtree
Phone/email: 615-532-1378 todd.crabtree@tn.gov

Meeting Place/Time: Flat Rock State Natural Area parking lot (35.858582, -86.295628), 8 AM Central

Lunch: Bring plenty of water and footwear with ankle support
Facilities : None at the meeting place

UPDATE: This field trip will go as planned, but please reserve your place with the leader because space is limited.


August 29, 2020
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Factory Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
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