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August 2020

A Morning in the Barrens at Flat Rock

August 29 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
VP53+9R, Factory Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
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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…

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September 2020

Crab Orchard Mountain Powerline Fall Flowers

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Symphyotrichum pratense

We will walk along the powerline right-of-way to see many species of aster, goldenrods and other fall flowers. This is a joint TNPS and TCWP outing. Difficulty: The walk will be less than 4 miles round trip. Contact/Leader: Larry Pounds (Reservations not required but are helpful for planning and to send updates or cancellations.) Phone/email: 865-705-8516 PoundsL471@aol.com Meeting Place/Time: For carpool: Gold’s Gym/Books-A-Million parking lot in Oak Ridge (at the end close to S. Illinois Avenue, near Salsarita’s at 9…

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October 2020

Late Fall at Carroll Cabin Barrens State Natural Area

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Carroll Cabin Barrens SNA, FW8W+XG
Bath Springs, TN 38311 United States
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Symphyotrichum pratense

Since we were thwarted by severe storms last year, we will make another attempt at this trip. One of West Tennessee’s botanical jewels, Carroll Cabin Barrens State Natural Area harbors one of just two state populations of Great Plains ladies’-tresses (Spiranthes magnicamporum). These orchids are the latest-blooming of all our native orchids and occur in widely scattered prairie relicts in the South that are disjunct from the main populations found in the upper Midwest. If we are lucky (and there…

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