Explore Botany and History on Pearson’s Falls walk April 9 

Published 10:55 pm Wednesday, April 3, 2019

On April 9, local naturalist and historian Dennis Chastain will lead the second guided spring wildflowewalk at Pearson’s Falls at 10:30 a.m. There will not be a 1:30 p.m. walk. Rain date is April 12. 

Chastain will focus on the stories behind the plants: how they got their names, special pollination and seed dispersal strategies, how the Cherokees used the plants. When you go on a wildflower walk with Chastain, you are going to learn the botany of our wildly diverse wildflowers and also some history of our area and its plants. Note also, the early spring wildflowers are at their peak flowering period right now. 

Pre-registration is required for all these walks. Group size is limited so all participants can hear and ask questions. Admission is charged. Please call the Gatehouse at 828-749-3031 to register.  

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The Tryon Garden Club offers this series of Walk & Talks each year at Pearson’s Falls and Glen. Each guided Walk & Talk follows the ¼ mile cove trail up along rushing Colt Creek to the 90’ waterfall observing the flora, fauna, and geology in the glen. For information go to our website www.pearsonsfalls.org