Sunday, April 9 Shoal Creek Preserve Wildflower Hike

by Summre Raines
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ST. FLORIAN-Sunday, April 9 there will be a wildflower hike at Shoals Creek Preserve led by Charles Rose. Sponsored by Fresh Air Family and Shoals Environmental Alliance. We will meet at the preserve at 1PM on April 9.

This is a moderate, app. 5 mile hike, with up-hills and down-hills.
Bring water and snacks. Wear hiking boots or sturdy footwear. A hiking pole or sturdy walking stick is highly recommended. At one point, we will leave the maintained trail and descend into a spectacular wildflower bottom on Indian Camp Creek.

Expect to see many spring wildflowers, including White Trillium, Twisted Trillium, several species of Bellwort, Eastern Blue Star,

Charles Rose

Sweet Betsy Trillium, Yellow Mandarin, and more.

Shoal Creek Preserve is in Lauderdale County, just north of Florence, AL. Its 298 acres feature 4.5 miles of hiking trails, horse trails, pristine, cascading creeks and a great variety of flora. It was purchased by the State of Alabama under the Forever Wild program.

This outing is free to the public, but you should register. Registering ensures you will be notified of any last minute changes or cancellation, due to weather, the leader’s work schedule, etc.

To register or get more info, contact Charles Rose at or 256-366-1937.
Registering is easy; all we need is:
1. Your name.
2. The number of people in your party.
3. A contact phone number, preferably a cell phone.
Google Map, showing the location of Shoal Creek Preserve
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