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Field Trip: Skymont Scout Reservation Orchids, Grundy County

May 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Description:  Skymont is a sprawling property with many different habitats, including wet fen-like areas where we hope to find Loesel’s twayblade (Liparis loeselii), a very rare and declining species in Tennessee.  We also hope to see a second Liparis species, lily-leaved twayblade (Liparis liliifolia), in nearby woodlands as well as numerous pink lady’s slippers (Cypripedium acaule).

Meeting Place/Time:  Because of the vagaries of orchid blooming, there are two dates listed, but we will only go once.  There is also a chance the trip will be canceled if the Liparis orchids are not blooming.  Therefore, it is imperative that you check with the leader before the May 11 slot to make sure the trip is on or if it is delayed to the next weekend or canceled altogether.  At that time, the leader will tell you where to meet and at what time.

Difficulty:  Easy.  The boggy areas can be wet but they are located quite near to the road.

Facilities:  At Skymont.

Lunch:  Bring to eat in the field.

Leader:  Chuck Wilson,  (423-875-9625)


May 11
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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