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Couchville Coneflowers at Sunset

June 20 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Talinum calicaricum

The Tennessee Coneflower was the first federally listed plant species in Tennessee to be removed from the Endangered Species List. The population at this State Natural Area is one of the reasons that goal was achieved. We will see a lot of them and other glade and barrens species as we watch the sun get lower in the sky on one of the longest days of the year. Some of the views along the trail can be spectacular so bring your camera gear to capture the beauty of the coneflowers and the summer sky. Ticks and mosquitos could make an appearance so bring some type of defense. The hike is only a mile along the loop trail but we will take our time and spend about 3 hours to get to the best view of the setting sun.

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: Couchville State Natural Area parking lot (36.101176, -86.529356) at 4 PM Central

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


June 20
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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