MEET AT VISITOR CENTER (Outdoor Class)
On this slow ramble through the Gardens, we will observe and discuss numerous aspects of our natural history. Botany, scientific nomenclature, reading the landscape, birds, insects, weather, plant compounds, and other interesting subjects will be pondered in a fun, non-intimidating setting.
Past naturalist walks have been graced by duck-eating hawks, snakes that could not fly, a seed marauding bear, Hummingbirds with antennas and other moments of serendipity! This is an outdoor class. Bring rain jackets/umbrellas if needed, as well as a loupe and binoculars if you have them.
Jay Kranyik is the BGA Garden Manager, Horticulture Chairman, naturalist, and nature photographer. He has botanized widely in the region, and is coauthor of “The Flora of Dupont State Forest, NC.” He is also a member of the Cloud Appreciation Society and is a Blue Ridge Parkway “Junior Ranger.”
Participants must pre-register and pre-pay for classes: 828-252-5190.
Cost for the workshop is $15 for members, $20 for non-members.