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Upstate Field Trip: Buck Creek Serpentine
September 14 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 14, 7am to about 5pm. Cost: $25 per person.
Join leader Gary Kauffman, Botanist, USFST for an all-day field trip to the Nantahala NF in Clay County, NC. This is Between Franklin and Hayesville, at approximately 3000 feet of elevation. This area is a patchwork of forest, dense grass patches and partially open woodland across a serpentine site surrounding Buck Creek in Clay County, North Carolina on the Nantahala National Forest. The dominant rock types, serpentinized dunite and olivine, influence the striking vegetation present on this site. Twenty-two state-listed rare plant species and four state-listed butterfly species occur within the site. (visit: https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/Rare_Plants/conservation/success/buck_creek_serpentine.shtml for more details.)
Participant limit is 15. SCNPS will provide a 10-passenger van, and others may carpool. We plan to arrive at the site at 10am. A final itinerary will be sent prior to the event. Dress appropriately and bring lunch and water.
Register by contacting Rick Huffman (864) 901-7583 or <[email protected]>