The Smoky Mountain Field School has a busy Saturday, April 16, planned for those wishing to get outside and enjoy the beauty of Springtime in the Smoky Mountains.

You can spend the day on the Perfect Hike. Enjoy seeing waterfalls, wonderful vistas, unique geological features and great Spring wildflowers.

Experience the beauty of spring ephemerals with a Wilderness Wildflowers Day Hike.  Take an informative walk on the Porter’s Creek Trail.  You may see varieties of Trillium; patches of Bluets; carpeted slopes of Fringed Phacella and favorites like Little Brown Jug, Jack-in-The-Pulpit, Toothwort, Hepatica, and various species of non-flowering plants.

If you want to hone your photographic skills join our Spring Wildflower and Nature Photography class. You will receive instruction that concentrates on the two main subjects of spring photography in the Smokies: wildflowers and landscapes.

With Incredible Edibles and Traditional Medicinals you will spend a day discovering how to identify plants and trees Native Americans and early settlers used for dye, food, medicines, crafts, and other items of daily life. Sample delicious wild flavors appropriate to the season. See the Smokies in a whole new way.

Maybe wildflowers and other plants are not in your interest. You can also learn about the Amphibians and Reptiles of the Smokies. In this class you will be wading in streams and gently turning rocks and logs in search of woodland and aquatic salamanders. With some luck, enthusiasm, and quick hands, many frogs, turtles, lizards, and snakes also will be discovered.


Perfect Hike

Wilderness Wildflowers Day Hike

Spring Wildflower and Nature Photography

Incredible Edibles and Traditional Medicinals

Amphibians and Reptiles of the Smokies


Come join The Smoky Mountain Field School for a fun-filled, educational Saturday. Space is limited, so register today.

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