Elza Gate Greenway Walk

This joint Oak Ridge outing for TCWP and the Tennessee Native Plant Society will emphasize tree and shrub identification along the greenway. The outing, on a flattish paved trail, should work for those with limited walking ability. Wheelchairs are a possibility. Total out-and-back distance is about  1.5 miles. As usual, participants can turn back when […]

Van Buren County Power Line Walk

This is a new power line for our fall wildflower outing, a joint outing for TCWP and the Tennessee Native Plant Society. It will require a bit more driving. Hopefully some of the bog orchids will still be in bloom, but mostly we will be seeing goldenrods and asters. We’ll be able to mix driving […]

Oak Ridge Cedar Barrens and Worthington Cemetery TVA Ecological Study Area Outing

Jefferson Middle School200 Fairbanks Rd,, Oak Ridge, TN

This is a joint outing for TCWP, the Tennessee Native Plant Society, and Wild Ones . The Oak Ridge Barrens is a small property that supports at least three Tennessee rare plant species: prairie goldenrod (Solidago ptarmicoides), naked-stem sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis), and Torrey’s mountain mint (Pycnanthemum torreyi). Torrey’s mountain mint is not only rare in […]

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Hike at Frozen Head State Park

Frozen Head State Park964 Flat Fork Rd, Wartburg, TN, United States

All are welcome for this joint outing cosponsored by TCWP and the Tennessee Native Plant Society (TNPS). We will have an excellent opportunity to see spring wildflowers. The first mile (Interpretive Loop) is ideal for those with limited hiking capabilities; the trail is wide and flat. For those continuing, the next 2 miles (Judge Branch […]

Hike at Little Cedar Mountain

Little Cedar Mountain

This hike is sponsored by TCWP and TNPS. Little Cedar Mountain is a wonderful place for spring wildflowers like spreading rock cress and wild hyacinth. If there is interest and time, we could take a second hike to see the rare native smoke tree on the Middle Cedar Mountain. We’ll meet for carpooling in Oak […]

Hike at Haw Ridge

Haw Ridge

On this outing cosponsored by TCWP and TNPS, we should be able to see an inconspicuous orchid, Wister’s coralroot, among many other spring wildflowers. Some of these flowers are growing on a small cedar barren. We’ll walk a loop of less than 2 miles. The trail is rough in places. We’ll meet in Oak Ridge […]

Hike on Cumberland Trail, Peavine Rd. to Devil’s Breakfast Table

Marathon Station, Crab Orchard52 Main St, Crab Orchard, TN

On this hike, cosponsored by TCWP and TNPS, we’ll start at Peavine Rd. and hike along Daddy’s Creek, staying mostly up on the bluffs. At the halfway point the trail drops to the creek, where we’ll eat lunch. We’ll see many rock formations and a wide array of flowers along this section of the Cumberland […]

Outing on Oak Ridge Melton Lake Greenway

Old Edgemoor Rd (Haw Ridge)299 Old Edgemoor Rd, Oak Ridge, TN

This outing cosponsored by TCWP and TNPS will emphasize tree and shrub identification along the paved greenway. This should work for those with limited walking ability. Wheelchairs are a possibility. We will walk or roll on a flattish paved trail. Total out and back distance is perhaps 1.5 miles. As usual, attendees can turn back […]

TCWP/TNPS hike at Andrews Bald

Newfound Gap Parking Area

This is a joint outing for TCWP and TNPS. We will see interesting high-elevation plants such as southern bush honeysuckle and southern mountain cranberry, and hopefully catch many azaleas in bloom. To park at the trailhead will require a parking pass—$5  for the day or $40 for the year.  Parking may be difficult at the […]

Hike at Big South Fork

Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area

On this hike cosponsored by TCWP and the Tennessee Native Plant Society, we’ll visit a power line clearing to look for goldenrods, asters, and a striped gentian, then walk Middle Creek Loop, a scenic trail with endemic species Cumberland sandwort and rockhouse white snakeroot. We’ll meet for carpooling in Oak Ridge at the Gold’s Gym/Books-a-Million […]

Frozen Head Wildflower Walk

Frozen Head State Park964 Flat Fork Rd, Wartburg, TN, United States

This joint outing for TCWP and the Tennessee Native Plant Society (TNPS) will give us an excellent opportunity to see spring wildflowers. This will be a switch from last year: we will hike from Panther Branch Trailhead. The first 0.55-mile stretch is ideal for those with rather limited hiking capabilities; the trail is wide and […]

Paved Greenway Outing

Haw Ridge

On this TCWP/TNPS outing we will see late spring wildflowers and do some tree and shrub identification along the paved greenway. This should work for those with limited walking ability. Wheelchairs are a possibility.  We will walk or roll on a flattish paved trail. Total out and back distance is perhaps 1.5 miles. As usual, […]

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