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Trees of the Sipsey Hike with Botanist Kevin England
July 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am
Come learn about the trees of the Sipsey on our teaching hike with botanist Kevin England!
Saturday, July 6th
**THIS HIKE IS FULL – if you would like to be added to the waiting list, email email@example.com!**
Where to Meet: The Wild South Office (552 Lawrence St., Moulton, AL) at 9:30 AM.
Hike Details: Learn about some of the many species of trees that inhabit the Sipsey Wilderness and Bankhead National Forest on this short teaching hike with local botanist Kevin England. The hike will begin at the Randolph Trailhead on Cranal Road (Winston County Road 60) on the southern edge of the Sipsey Wilderness. Around noon, the group will drive a short distance to the cooling waters of Hubbard Creek and Kinlock Falls for lunch and further exploration!
Level of Difficulty: This hike will be approximately 1-2 miles, and is rated as moderately challenging. All ages are welcome.
What to Bring: A backpack with lunch, snacks, and plenty of drinking water. Be prepared for heat and ticks. We also recommend bringing a notebook, pen, and field guide for trees if you have one.
Tick Protection: For protection against ticks, we recommend Permanone or Sawyers. These are effective permethrin products to be sprayed on clothing only (NOT on skin), and must be left to dry for 4 hours prior to wearing. These products don’t have a strong odor (like other sprays), allowing you to enjoy all the good smells of the forest.
Cost: Wild South hikes are always free of charge, but your donation in the bucket on the picnic table will be gratefully received! We offer these hikes in the Bankhead National Forest the first and last Saturday of each month, as part of our Alabama Outreach & Education Program.
RSVP Required: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (256) 974-6166. Please include your phone number when signing up. (If you prefer, you may meet the group at the Randolph trailhead at 10 am – please let us know when signing up.)