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Conversations with the Wild: A Nature Journaling Experience

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Nature Journaling. This experience offers a harmonious blend of nature and self-reflection. Spend the morning with your guide, John Thomas Whitfield, BFA Studio Fine Arts, Appalachian State, at the pristine Transfiguration Preserve in Hickory Nut Gorge.

With journal in hand we will depart for an enriching stroll through the preserve, listening to the leaves and talking to the trees. Learn to slow down and see the forest for the trees. Journals and writing utensils will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if so inspired. This class is open to any and all who wish to step out of the tamed world and into the wild. Embark on this retreat for a rejuvenating experience to nourish body and soul!

Advance registration required. Additional information and directions will be emailed to all registered guests 48 hours before the event. This experience is limited to 12 participants.

*Participants should be able to walk one mile on uneven terrain with a moderate grade. Modifications are available with advance notice. Please reach out to [email protected] with questions or concerns.

Donations are appreciated but not required. The amount of your gift is entirely up to you. A donation of $30 is suggested for those who are able. Donations of $35 or more will include Conserving Carolina membership benefits.



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*Transfiguration Preserve is private property and guests are only allowed on the property by invitation (a planned event or scheduled group). 


May 19
10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Transfiguration Preserve
188 Mt. Tabor Way
Bat Cave, NC United States
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