Tree Walk in Bandy Creek Area, Big South Fork NRRA, on Sunday, September 1
Contact: Sherry Fritschi, 423-286-7275
Contact: Dave Carney , 423-569-9778
A guided one hour walk that will focus on identifying some common trees of the Cumberland Plateau will be held at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) on Sunday, September 1, at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Participants should meet at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center for an easy walk in the vicinity. Visitors will learn about alternate and opposite branching and compound and simple leaves. Bring a pencil and a notebook. Feel free to bring a tree guidebook if you have one available. Young children should be accompanied by an adult. Wear comfortable shoes.
In case of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Interpretation and Education Building located beside the Bandy Creek Visitor Center.
For more information, please call the Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275.
Did You Know?
Longhunters were some of the first Europeans to traverse the Big South Fork region. It is said they were called longhunters either for the long rifles they carried or because the were typically gone on hunting trips for so long, sometimes up to a year.