Overnight Field Trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway Music Center

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Date(s) - Friday, August 24, 2018 - Saturday, August 25, 2018
All Day

Comfort Inn


We will visit the wetlands and meadows of the Blue Ridge Parkway Music Center at milepost 213.

We have rooms set aside at the Comfort Inn in Hillsville, VA. These rooms have 2 double beds. The price is $119 per night + tax. Breakfast is included. The number for the hotel is (276) 730-9999 and specify that you are with the Blue Ridge Wildflower Society. The block of 9 rooms is set aside until August 10.

Please contact the hotel to reserve your room. Contact Butch or Betty Kelly at butch2410@msn.com or (540) 384-7429 before you make your hotel reservation. Once the trip is full there will be a wait list formed. Once the trip is full, more information will be e-mailed to each participant. This will include directions, itinerary, plant list, etc.

This area is filled with summer composites such as five species of goldenrod, a rare turtle head, ironweed, joe pye weed, cardinal flower, wood sage, bunchflower, monkey flower, and bull rush, just to name a few. The area we will explore includes some woods, meadow, riparian area and open damp meadow. Walking will be on mowed trails as well as some off trail on uneven ground with limited climbing. Overall it is rated as easy.

More details about what is needed will come once the trip is full. If you are a birder this area is known to have many sparrows as well as other birds. Butterflies are numerous as well.

The Blue Ridge Music Center is located at 700 Foothills Road, Galax, VA 24333

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