Pearson’s Falls opens spring guided walks for public
Published 9:11 am Monday, March 11, 2013
This year’s winter rains promise early and abundant wildflower spring displays at Pearson’s Falls.
Famous for a wide variety of spring flowers from Trillium to Orchids, as well as several rare species of plants, Pearson’s Falls beckons hundreds of enthusiastic visitors throughout the year. Classes are being offered to help you learn plant identification and usage for your personal enjoyment.
At Pearson’s Falls, beginning in March and continuing into May, the Tryon Garden Club will host two Wildflower Identification Guided Walks, an Easter Week Guided Family Scavenger Hunt and the Geology of Native Plant Communities Walk.
The dates are:
Monday, March 18 at 1:30 p.m. – Spring Wildflowers in Bloom, Phil Nisbet, local Naturalist/ Landscaper.
Wednesday, April 3 at 1:30 p.m. – Family Walk and Scavenger Hunt, Pearson’s Falls Docents.
Open to school age children who must be accompanied by an adult family member. Class size is open.
Thursday, April 18 at 10:30 a.m. – Spring Wildflowers in Bloom, Bonnie Arbuckle from the WNC Botany Club.
Tuesday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m. – Geology of Native Plant Communities, Tim Lee, S.C. State Park Naturalist.
Limit for each class is 10 participants. Pearson’s Falls is located at 2748 Pearson’s Falls Rd., Saluda, N.C. Meet at the Garden House 15 minutes prior to beginning of the walk. Bring your notebook and pen. You will be given a checklist of flowers.
For more information, including admission and class fees, call 828-749-3031 or to download enrollment forms visit the website at www.pearsonsfalls.org
– article submitted by Wyndy Morehead