Penny's Bend Blue Wild Indigo Hike
with Ed Harrison, Naturalist
The registration period has closed for this event.
Date: Saturday, May 19
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fee: $22 ($20 Members)
Ed Harrison, Penny's Bend Management Committee member, leads a hike through the spring landscape of this 84-acre natural area surrounded on three sides by the Eno River in northeast Durham. With luck, the blue wild indigo (Baptisia australis) will be in full bloom. Penny's Bend Nature Preserve encompasses mature forests and remnant diabase glades and prairies with regionally rare plants.
About 2 miles in length, much of this hike is on primitive trails over uneven terrain, with one short, steep climb up from the river. Wear sturdy hiking footwear and bring a walking stick, insect repellant and water. Directions provided after registration.