Blue Wild Indigo at Penny's Bend
with Ed Harrison, Naturalist
The registration period has closed for this event.
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Fee: $18 ($16 Members)
This hike will provide a wonderful opportunity to see rare flora at Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve, owned by the Army Corps of Engineers, and managed by the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Baptisia aberrans is an imperiled species at the state level and survives in only a small number of remnant Piedmont prairie or savanna patches. The Garden’s management practices at Penny’s Bend has favored a variety of prairie and savanna flora.
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 insect repellent, water, and a walking stick, if you ever use one.
Meeting spot supplied upon registration.