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Guided Nature Walk at Walnut Creek Preserve
August 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Nature Walks at Walnut Creek Preserve
Join Conserving Carolina for an interpretive nature walk on Saturday, August 21. This walk will feature Annie Martin, better known as “Mossin’ Annie,” as she leads participants on a moderate walk through the 2,100 acre Preserve, discussing the wild and wonderful world of mosses.
We will offer two walks, the first will be from 10:00-11:30 a.m. and the second 12:30-2:00 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to make this an enjoyable and educational experience for participants, space is limited to 15 for each session and pre-registration is required. Non-vaccinated individuals should wear a mask when around the group, and participants should try to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet from people outside of their group.
“Mossin’ Annie” owner of Mountain Moss Enterprises in Brevard and nationally-recognized moss gardening expert. Annie will help participants move beyond the generalized, conglomerated perspective of MOSS and teach the differences between various moss species. Participants will have the chance to take a closer look at a variety of “mound” and “carpet” mosses. Please bring your own close-up hand lens (jeweler’s loupe) for examination of species. The unique botanical characteristics of bryophytes (mosses) will be highlighted. Additionally, Mossin’ Annie will recommend ways to successfully integrate appropriate moss species into today’s landscapes as a viable horticultural alternative. You’ll be introduced to planting and maintenance methods so that you, too, can experience the year-round green appeal of mosses in your own garden.
For your safety, do not attempt this activity if it is beyond your ability and experience. Participants should wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring a mask, snack, water, and any personal medication that may be required.
In case of inclement weather, please contact Pam Torlina by e-mail, [email protected], by 8 a.m. on the day of the walk and/or check the Conserving Carolina website or Facebook page to see if the walk will take place.
Space is limited. RSVP required by email! For more information or to RSVP, email [email protected]. More information and details will follow after registration.
For more information about Walnut Creek Preserve, visit www.walnutcreekpreserve.com. Please note, Walnut Creek Preserve is private property and guests are only allowed on the property by invitation (a planned event or scheduled group).