May 20, Third Friday Work Day

Chattooga River access highway 76

This Friday we will be on the Chattooga River Trail, starting on highway 76 east of Clayton. This trail is a long connector trail to the Bartram at Sandy Ford and is a beautiful section on the river. We will meet at the parking area on the South Carolina side of the river. Please bring […]

June 7, Botany & Bartram Hike at Foxfire

Foxfire 98 Foxfire Lane, Mountain City, GA

During Foxfire's Native Plant Week, Brent Martin of the Blue Ridge Bartram Trail Conservancy will lead a two-mile walk exploring the rich flora and fauna of Foxfire, and discuss the 18th century naturalist William Bartram’s travels through the area in May of 1775. Participants will learn basic birding techniques and bird species in the area, […]

June 8: Birding With Bartram: Jones Gap

Jones Gap, Bartram Trail https://www.google.com/maps/place/NC+Bartram+Trail:+Jones+Gap+Trailhead/@35.0760583,-83.3229595,13z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88592112cb247d9b:0xd134ff4fd7b08cc7!8m2!3d35.0760583!4d-83.2879352

One of the best birding and botany spots on the Bartram Trail. We'll talk a bit about Bartram's role in American ornithology and see some great diversity of neotropical songbirds.We'll meet at Jones Gap at 8AM and bird until 1030. All levels of experience welcome. Binoculars necessary. Led by Brent Martin.  

June 10: Boating with Bartram: Riverside Dr. to Tassee Shelter

Riverside Drive Riverside Drive, Franklin, NC

If you haven't accomplished the road walk between Hickory Knoll and Wallace Branch, here's a fantastic alternative. We'll kayak from Riverside Drive near Hickory Knoll and take out at Tassee Shelter on the Little Tennessee Greenway. This is an easy eight mile paddle but some kayaking experience is necessary. Bring your own Kayak or rent […]