Pearson’s Falls fall classes Oct. 10 and 13

Published 9:29 pm Friday, October 3, 2014

The second and third sessions in the Pearson’s Falls series of fall classes will be held on Friday, Oct. 10, and Monday, Oct. 13, from 10:15 a.m. – noon at Pearson’s Falls.

The Oct. 10 class, “Geology of Native Plant Communities,” will be taught by Timothy Lee, Interpretive Ranger Naturalist for the South Carolina State Park Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area and a member of the National Association of Interpreters and the Environmental Education Association of South Carolina.

Lee will bring his twenty years of experience as a naturalist and biologist throughout the Southeast to the class, which will focus on the relationships between native plants and the soils that are defined by the geology of local areas and Pearson’s Falls. The class will be moved to Oct. 17 in the case of rain.

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The Oct. 13 class will be led by arborist, Todd Mullen. “Tree Care” will demonstrate how to recognize potential and critical problems affecting local trees and forests. Demonstrations and examples of remedies will be included. Students should bring any questions about tree problems they may have in their yard.

Pre-registration is necessary, as class size is limited. Students are asked to bring a notebook and pen. For more information and to obtain a registration form, call Pearson’s Falls at 828-749-3031 or visit their website at


— article submitted 

by Susan McNabb